James May's Things You Need To Know

Mondays, on BBC Two

The show, hosted by Top Gear presenter James May, answers key questions on aspects of everyday life, including what makes up the human body, what a cloud is and what makes the universe work so effectively.

Mondays, on BBC Two

The show, hosted by Top Gear presenter James May, answers key questions on aspects of everyday life, including what makes up the human body, what a cloud is and what makes the universe work so effectively.

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Have you ever wondered if certain chemicals can make you irresistible to the opposite sex? Well James May certainly has, and with a little help from his motion graphic friends, he’ll distill the sensuous secrets and explain how our world is really just one big laboratory. Along the way he’ll reveal that what you flush down your toilet could actually be making you money, how the booze in your bottle could power a jet and why the elements in the periodic table are just like us – they don’t all get along!
Join James as he discovers what sorcerers and scientists have wondered for centuries, whether we can turn lead into gold - and if you’re lucky, he just might share chemistry’s secret to eternal life.

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s2e6 Chemistry
September 17, 2012
Have you ever wondered if certain chemicals can make you irresistible to the opposite sex? Well James May certainly has, and with a little help from his motion graphic friends, he’ll distill the sensuous secrets and explain how our world is really just one big laboratory. Along the way he’ll reveal that what you flush down your toilet could actually be making you money, how the booze in your bottle could power a jet and why the elements in the periodic table are just like us – they don’t all get along! Join James as he discovers what sorcerers and scientists have wondered for centuries, whether we can turn lead into gold - and if you’re lucky, he just might share chemistry’s secret to eternal life.
Season Finale
How have smart guys with spanners managed to change the world? James May finds out by asking things like: What did steam ever do for us? What is the smartest machine? And … When can I move to Mars? Through a weird and wonderful world of animation and motion graphics James will reveal all the answers and along the way find out who has been building skyscrapers for millions of years, what a football has to do with nanotechnology and how a 180mph chicken gun and foul tasting tea help keep you safe on a plane.
James uncovers fascinating facts, super science and a wealth of downright wackiness, giving you the real ‘nuts & bolts’ account of how things really work, from the wheel to the Saturn V rocket.

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s2e5 Engineering
September 10, 2012
How have smart guys with spanners managed to change the world? James May finds out by asking things like: What did steam ever do for us? What is the smartest machine? And … When can I move to Mars? Through a weird and wonderful world of animation and motion graphics James will reveal all the answers and along the way find out who has been building skyscrapers for millions of years, what a football has to do with nanotechnology and how a 180mph chicken gun and foul tasting tea help keep you safe on a plane. James uncovers fascinating facts, super science and a wealth of downright wackiness, giving you the real ‘nuts & bolts’ account of how things really work, from the wheel to the Saturn V rocket.
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s1e1 The Human Body
June 20, 2011
June 20, 2011
The Human Body
Series Premiere
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s1e2 The Universe
June 27, 2011
June 27, 2011
The Universe
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s1e3 The Weather
July 4, 2011
July 4, 2011
The Weather
Season Finale
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s2e1 Einstein
August 13, 2012
August 13, 2012
Einstein
Season Premiere
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s2e2 The Brain
August 20, 2012
August 20, 2012
The Brain
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s2e3 Evolution
August 27, 2012
August 27, 2012
Evolution
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s2e4 Speed
September 3, 2012
September 3, 2012
Speed
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s2e5 Engineering
September 10, 2012
September 10, 2012
Engineering
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s2e6 Chemistry
September 17, 2012
September 17, 2012
Chemistry
Season Finale

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