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James May's Man Lab

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

James May helps modern man reacquire vital skills that are in danger of being lost. He learns how to defuse an unexploded bomb, build a concrete kitchen and serenade a woman. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

James May helps modern man reacquire vital skills. James navigates the high seas the old-fashioned way, engages in a duel over a parking space, and builds a pub. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

James May helps modern man reacquire vital skills. Here, he attempts to top the previous invention of the week with a new weapon designed to defeat man's mortal enemy - the wasp. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James May continues his quest to re-skill the modern male. A memory champion helps him prepare to commentate live on the Grand National. Plus he builds a pizza oven from scratch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James's team tries to catch a bolt of lightning. James also visits the Rock Paper Scissors World Championships and a Welsh coal mine, and recruits some feline crime fighters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James takes to the air to help an Oxfordshire town with its diamond jubilee celebration. He also tests whether it is possible to make your own luck. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James May goes in search of a wedding ring lost in the 1970s. The team also launches its very own pirate radio station and there are a couple of amazing inventions on offer too. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James May continues his epic quest to re-skill the modern male. He attempts Man Lab's most risky stunt to date, which involves an ailing seaside town and a great big monster. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Director:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

James May looks at the nation's childhood love affair with the model plane and attempts the first cross-channel flight ever achieved by an engineless, homemade supersized toy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter

James May's Toy Stories

The Great Train Race

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

James May sets supersize challenges for traditional toys. James tries once again to build the longest-ever model railway track - and has a race along it! Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Producer:
Tom Whitter
Producer:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

James May continues his quest to re-skill the modern male. A handcuffed James and Oz Clarke must navigate their way across Dartmoor with a team of trackers in hot pursuit. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Participant:
Oz Clarke

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

James May continues his epic quest to re-skill the modern male, reuniting a former teenage rock band for their first concert in 20 years, felling a tree and even hunting ghosts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

James May continues his quest to re-skill the modern male, promoting the one item of clothing men ever need, and teaching Man Lab's males how to cheat at playing the guitar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Man Lab

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

James May continues his quest to reskill the modern male. James attempts to prove the impossible - that an Englishman can take a penalty and score - in front of 20,000 Germans. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter

Genres

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James May discovers how cars became an everyday part of people's lives. His journey begins in Europe, where he reveals a tale of war, fraud, double dealing and dictators. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James May discovers how the car became an everyday part of ordinary people's lives. He explores the weird world of the microcar and revisits some infamous examples. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James May discovers how the car became a part of ordinary people's lives. He reveals how aspiration and prestige drove the development of cars from Porsche to Rolls Royce. Show more

James May's Toy Stories

Action Man at the Speed of Sound

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

James May attempts to see if it's possible for Action Man to do what no toy has ever managed before - travel faster than the speed of sound. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

The Motorcycle Diary

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James May attempts to build a motorbike and sidecar entirely out of Meccano to take him, and passenger Oz Clarke, round the Isle of Man's famous TT circuit. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Director:
Tom Whitter
Participant:
Oz Clarke

Genres