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James May's Toy Stories

Series 1

Episode 1: Airfix

Duration: 1 hour

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

James May subjects traditional toys to spectacular, supersize challenges. He takes model aeroplanes to a new level when he tries to make a full-size Airfix Spitfire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

Series 1

Episode 2: Plasticine

Duration: 1 hour

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

James May subjects traditional toys to supersize challenges. James tries to make a garden entirely out of Plasticine and then enter it at the Chelsea Flower Show. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

Series 1

Episode 3: Meccano

Duration: 1 hour

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

James May subjects traditional toys to supersize challenges. Here, he joins forces with Edwina Currie and top engineers to build a full-size bridge from nothing but Meccano. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Participant:
Edwina Currie
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

Series 1

Episode 4: Scalextric

Duration: 1 hour

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

James May subjects traditional toys to supersize challenges. Here, he attempts to build a three-mile-long Scalextric track at Brooklands in Surrey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb

Genres

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: The Reassembler

Series 1

Episode 1: Lawnmower

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James tries to put a 1959 Suffolk Colt petrol lawnmower, which helped make mowing accessible to the masses by producing a smaller and affordable machine, back together. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

James May: The Reassembler

Series 1

Episode 2: Telephone

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James tackles a 1957 Bakelite dial telephone - 211 pieces, most of them very small indeed, must be reassembled in the correct order if this phone is ever to ring again. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

James May: The Reassembler

Series 1

Episode 3: Electric Guitar

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James concludes his quest with an electric guitar. 147 pieces must be reassembled, entailing soldering, the use of precision screwdrivers and fiddly electronics. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

James May: The Reassembler

Series 2

Episode 1: James May: The Christmas Reassembler

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James May reassembles his favourite childhood Christmas present - the Hornby Flying Scotsman with realistic chuffing sounds, which he received on Christmas Day 1972. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

James May: The Reassembler

Series 2

Episode 2: Food Mixer

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James May puts objects back together again from a pile of their component parts. He reassembles the 135 parts that make up a 1960s Kenwood Chef a701a food mixer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

James May: The Reassembler

Series 2

Episode 3: Mini Motorcycle

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James May puts objects back together again from a pile of their component parts. He reassembles a 1970s Honda Z50A Mini Trail Motorcycle from all its 303 parts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

James May: The Reassembler

Series 2

Episode 4: Portable Record Player

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

James May reassembles the past to hear what it sounded like as he pieces together the 195 parts of the 1963 Dansette Bermuda portable record player. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

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