James May is out to prove why traditional, old fashioned toys are still relevant today when he pushes them to the limit in spectacular, supersize challenges.
The Great Train Race
James May reattempts his challenge to create the longest model railway line between Barnstaple and Bideford, but this time with a race between British model railway enthusiasts against a German team from Miniatur Wunderland. With sturdier track and a new power system, along with Oz Clarke helping out, the teams compete with three different model trains.
James May investigates the enduring appeal of the model aeroplane and sets out with the intention of achieving the first flight across the English Channel by an engineless, home-made supersized toy - breaking the British distance record in the process.
The Motorcycle Diary
Following James May's successful attempt to create a bridge out of Meccano in Liverpool back in 2009, a new challenge was made to see if the mechanical toy could be used to create a fully working motorcycle, and then ride it across the Isle of Man. More specifically, for one lap of the island's famous TT Course, in 2013.
Action Man at the Speed of Sound
In 2014, a brand new challenge was devised, involving the Action Man doll. The idea was simple - to see if a toy (the doll in particular) could break the sound-barrier, and travel faster than the speed of sound (Mach 1) as a result, something that had not been attempted before with any existing toy.
My Top Toys
A celebration of the toys which have survived across the decades, presented by a man who still plays with them.
My Sisters Top Toys
James May, stuck between his older and younger sister as a child, reveals how his toys were their hand-me-downs. He goes through the family toy box rediscovering some classics.