James May's Toy Stories

60 minutes

The show tries to bring toys from the past, building them in the present.

60 minutes

The show tries to bring toys from the past, building them in the present.

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James May attempts to rehabilitate one of Britain's most derided toys by seeing if it's possible for Action Man to do what no toy has ever managed - travel faster than the speed of sound.

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James May attempts to rehabilitate one of Britain's most derided toys by seeing if it's possible for Action Man to do what no toy has ever managed - travel faster than the speed of sound.
James May attempts to build a motorbike and sidecar entirely out of Meccano to take round the Isle of Man's famous TT circuit. But designing a machine capable of carrying James and his passenger, wine expert Oz Clarke, around the daunting 37-mile course is not a task for the faint-hearted.
Fifteen thousand pieces of Meccano must be assembled to create a full-size, road-legal motorcycle that James hopes will be more than a match for the circuit's treacherous twists and turns, steep climbs and dizzying descents. And as in the real TT, the bike must race against the clock.

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s1e9 The Motorcycle Diary
January 3, 2014
James May attempts to build a motorbike and sidecar entirely out of Meccano to take round the Isle of Man's famous TT circuit. But designing a machine capable of carrying James and his passenger, wine expert Oz Clarke, around the daunting 37-mile course is not a task for the faint-hearted. Fifteen thousand pieces of Meccano must be assembled to create a full-size, road-legal motorcycle that James hopes will be more than a match for the circuit's treacherous twists and turns, steep climbs and dizzying descents. And as in the real TT, the bike must race against the clock.
Special
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s1e1 Airfix
October 27, 2009
October 27, 2009
Airfix
Series Premiere
1259851
s1e2 Plasticine
November 3, 2009
November 3, 2009
Plasticine
1259861
s1e3 Meccano
November 10, 2009
November 10, 2009
Meccano
1303401
s1e4 Scalextric
November 17, 2009
November 17, 2009
Scalextric
1405491
s1e5 Lego
December 20, 2009
December 20, 2009
Lego
1405551
s1e6 Hornby
December 25, 2009
December 25, 2009
Hornby
Series Finale
Webtv featured
s1e7 The Great Train Race
June 12, 2011
June 12, 2011
The Great Train Race
Special
Webtv featured
s1e8 Flight Club
December 23, 2012
December 23, 2012
Flight Club
Special
Webtv featured
s1e9 The Motorcycle Diary
January 3, 2014
January 3, 2014
The Motorcycle Diary
Special

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Sam Rushton
4.5 star review
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3.5 star rating
Large 20 clever illustrations by nabhan
4 star rating
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Sam Rushton
4.5 star review
Large silent hill shot
3.5 star rating
Large 20 clever illustrations by nabhan
4 star rating
8 ratings (average: 4.31)
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Ratings & Reviews

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Hidden profile
Sam Rushton
4.5 star review
Large silent hill shot
3.5 star rating
Large 20 clever illustrations by nabhan
4 star rating
8 ratings (average: 4.31)
1 review