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James May

James May



United Kingdom

Age: 61

Born: 16 Jan, 1963

Known for

In The Grand Tour as James Mayas James May

in The Grand Tour
In Top Gear as James Mayas James May

in Top Gear
In James May: Our Man in... as James Mayas James May

in James May: Our Man in...
In James May: Oh Cook! as James Mayas James May

in James May: Oh Cook!

TV Series Starring James May

James May: Our Man in...James May: Our Man in...
Prime Video, 2020 Running | Travel, Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Join James May as he travels across Japan, from the icy north to the balmy south, discovering the sights, meeting locals, and indulging in delicious noodles. Experience the Land of the Rising Sun like never before, as James May immerses himself in Japanese culture and customs. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!


James May: Oh Cook!James May: Oh Cook!
Prime Video, 2020 Running | Cooking/Food, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

A unique perspective on kitchen creations from someone who can't really cook. Based on James May's book "Oh Cook!: 60 Easy Recipes That Any Idiot Can Make," the show sees May making pasta, curry and cake recipes, with each episode featuring three dishes.


James May's Big Trouble in Model BritainJames May's Big Trouble in Model Britain
BBC Four, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Two-part documentary, introduced and narrated by model train enthusiast James May, that follows a year inside Hornby Hobbies - an iconic British toymaker on the brink of collapse. But this is no ordinary business series - this is a series about model train and plane obsessives, both inside and outside the company, all of whom desperately need the company to survive.


The Grand TourThe Grand Tour
Prime Video, 2016 Running | Comedy, Reality, Talk Shows | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

The show features short films shot in different locations around the globe and the studio audience portion also takes place at a different location around the world every week. The pre-recorded studio sections of the program are filmed in front of a live audience, all housed within a giant tent.


James May: The ReassemblerJames May: The Reassembler
BBC Four, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 4.3/5

When we look around our homes, sheds and garages we see an array of household objects that with one click of a button or twist of a knob will spring to life, and - most of the time - do exactly what we want them to. But how on earth do these objects work? To find out, James May (fuelled by endless cups of tea) heads into his workshop with thousands of little pieces to assemble some of our most beloved and recognisable objects from scratch to see what it actually takes to get them to work.


James May's Build a Car in 24 HoursJames May's Build a Car in 24 Hours
BBC America, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

A behind-the-scenes look at the production of the modern car.


Building Cars LiveBuilding Cars Live
BBC Three, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer

Buckle up for an incredible journey into the fascinating secret world of the car factory, which will see BBC Two getting under the bonnet of the UK car industry. James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead are live behind the scenes at one of the biggest and busiest car factories in the country - the MINI Plant in Oxford. Over two nights they'll reveal the science, engineering and people that keep us all on the road and see a car built from start to finish in a little over 24 hours.


James May's Cars of the PeopleJames May's Cars of the People
BBC Three, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | History, Automobiles, Lifestyle, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Join James May as he explores the cultural and technological impact of cars during the 20th century. From the Model T to the DeLorean, witness the evolution of the automobile. With his signature wit and humor, James May delves into the fascinating history of cars and how they have shaped our society. Buckle up for a journey through time and discover the cars of the people.


James May's Things You Need to KnowJames May's Things You Need to Know
BBC Three, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Discovery/Science, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Join James May as he explores a variety of topics that are essential for everyone to know. From science to history, he breaks down complex concepts in a fun and accessible way. With his trademark wit and humor, James May's Things You Need to Know is a must-watch for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and learn something new. Get ready for an entertaining and informative ride!


James May's Man LabJames May's Man Lab
BBC Three, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Lifestyle, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

This TV show sees James attempting to redeem the reputation of the modern man by teaching them skills that were cherished by their forefathers.


James May's Toy StoriesJames May's Toy Stories
BBC Three, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Children, History, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

This is a documentary TV show that features James May bringing favorite toys of past eras into light with life-size large-scale endeavors. In each episode, May delves into the history of the featured toy and announces the grandiose building plans for the day.


Oz and James Drink to BritainOz and James Drink to Britain
BBC One, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Cooking/Food, Talk Shows

Wine expert Oz Clarke and Top Gear presenter James May travel across Britain in a Rolls Royce, on a quest to discover the array of drinks on offer across the country.


James May's Big IdeasJames May's Big Ideas
BBC Three, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Lifestyle, Documentary

Top Gear presenter, James May, is back with a new series, in which he looks at three different and distinct future concepts about engineering and technology. The series consists of three programmes, each of which looks at a specific idea close to James' heart, but with the 21st century firmly in mind.


Top GearTop Gear
BBC Two, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Adventure, Automobiles, Reality | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

Jeremy, Richard and James talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all. From season 23, the presenters are Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.


Comic ReliefComic Relief
BBC One, 1999 Running | Comedy
Rating: 3/5

Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with sister project Sport Relief.