Oct. 27, 2009
60 min.
BBC TWO TV Network

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James May's Toy Stories (UK)

The premise of the 6-part show is to bring favourite toys of the past into the modern era, by using the toys in real life large scale enterprises. In each episode, he also explores the history of each toy.


James May's Toy Stories (UK) Season 1 (2009-2014)

1x01 1 1x01 Air Fix
James takes model aeroplanes to a new level when he tries to make a full-size Spitfire out of Airfix. The venture soon hits problems when it becomes clear the giant 36-foot pieces may ...
Oct. 27, 2009
1x02 1 1x02 Plasticine
James tries to make a garden entirely out of Plasticine and then enter it at the Chelsea Flower Show. He persuades thousands of members of the British public to help make the thousands ...
Nov. 03, 2009
1x03 1 1x03 Meccano
James joins forces with Edwina Currie to build a full-size bridge from nothing but Meccano. Top engineers pitch incredible designs, but the project soon careers out of control when ...
Nov. 10, 2009
1x04 1 1x04 Scalextric
James attempts to build the biggest Scalextric track in the world, nearly three miles long, on the site of Britain's oldest grand prix track at Brooklands in Surrey. The track will ...
Nov. 17, 2009
1x05 1 1x05 Lego
In one of his biggest challenges yet, James attempts to build a full-size house out of Lego. With thousands of people and over three million Lego bricks, James attempts to do what ...
Dec. 20, 2009
1x06 1 1x06 Hornby
James May continues his quest to show what is possible with old-fashioned toys by using them on a scale never seen before. This time he attempts to build the longest ever model railway ...
Dec. 25, 2009
1x07 1 TV Special: The Great Train Race
In 2009, James May went on a quest to show what was possible to achieve with old-fashioned toys by using them on a scale never seen before. Five toys were successful, but one failed ...
Jun. 12, 2011
1x07 1 TV Special: Flight Club
In this special episode, James tries to get in the record books by attempting to build his very own self-controlled glider, which he plans to launch across The English Channel to ...
Dec. 23, 2013
 1 TV Special: The Motorcycle Diaries
James puts an iconic toy to a really ambitious test. The challenge is to build a motorbike and side car completely out of Meccano and to then take on the Isle of Man’s legendary ...
Jan. 03, 2014
 1 TV Special: Action Man At The Speed Of Sound
James tries to see if it is possible for Action Man to do what no toy has ever managed and travel faster than the speed of sound.
Dec. 25, 2014
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Season 1 Characters

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Season 1 Videos

4 Scalextric
4 Scalextric (52:29)

2 Plasticine
2 Plasticine (52:17)

8 Special: Flight Club
8 Special: Flight Club (59:33)

1 Airfix
1 Airfix (51:43)

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