James May and the Man Lab crew set out build, solve, invent and generally do manly things.
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Toy Stories (TV Series 2009)
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James May travels all over Britain to show the origins of some toys, and creates amazing things with them.

Stars: James May, Sim Oakley, Oz Clarke
James May's Cars of the People (TV Mini-Series 2014)
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James May looks at every form of cars for the masses, their origins and their effect on history.

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James May: The Reassembler (TV Series 2016)
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James May reassembles miscellaneous objects which have been stripped down to their constituent parts, gaining an insight into their intricacies and the way in which they were designed and built.

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James May gives a scientific explanation to - well just about everything; from human evolution and functions, meteorology, chemistry, physics, and so many other subjects.

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James May's Big Ideas (TV Series 2008)
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James May travels the globe in search of implementations for concepts widely considered science fiction.

Stars: James May, Alan Chow, Peter Frankel
James May's Road Trip (TV Series 2006)
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Wine expert Oz Clarke travels around France with Top Gear (1978) presenter James May in an attempt to turn him into a wine connoisseur.

Stars: Oz Clarke, James May, Jean-Claude Mas
James May's 20th Century (TV Series 2007)
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James May covers various inventions and discoveries over the past century and discusses their implications on our daily lives.

Stars: James May, Hilary Alexander, John Blaha
Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2008)
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The world of science.

Stars: Jon Tickle, Joe Rowntree, Tom Pringle
Oz & James Drink to Britain (TV Series 2009)
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Writer Oz Clarke and journalist James May travel through Britain and Ireland to discover and sample all sorts of alcoholic beverages. Lively conversations ensue.

Stars: Oz Clarke, James May
Documentary | Action | Sport
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Cars are the bedrock of the most memorable moments in cinema history, so be prepared for a thrilling selection of races, stunts and awesome feats as Richard Hammond and James May celebrate ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Churchward
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Top Gear: Apocalypse (Video 2010)
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Just what will motoring be like in a post apocalyptic world that's been blown to bits by nuclear bombs or a massive comet? It's a burning question that's on literally nobody's mind, and we ... See full summary »

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James May's Top Toys (TV Movie 2005)
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James May explores and celebrates his favorite toys from his youth.

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James May and the Man Lab crew set out build, solve, invent and generally do manly things.

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4 December 2010 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

As far as entertainment goes it is quite difficult to beat Top Gear and its three hosts. Of the three, James May as always been, to my eyes, the most knowledgeable, truthful character, capable of conveying an interesting message, without resorting to the need of portraying a false persona, but simply being himself. In his last programme - Man Lab - James starts off with what I consider his best idea to date. However, I felt that although this was clearly a programme dear to him, he chose a crew that failed to show dedication to the goal of the programme. Somehow I felt that some looked at this as a task and not as an interesting opportunity to create good television. In a nutshell, my favourite TV Show from James May will continue to be Toy Stories (near perfect TV entertainment combined with a strong message), but I do hope BBC invests in a 2nd series of Man Lab, because the idea is there, ready to flourish. It just needs a better execution.


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