What it's been like working with James May for 10 years

James May and his director, Tom Whitter, have been working together for over a decade now, putting together such shows as 'Man Lab', 'Cars Of The People' and 'Our Man In Japan'. So we thought we'd sit them both down and get them reminiscing about the good (and bad) times they've had filming together over the years.

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  2. Abby Webb

    Abby Webb

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    Loved cars of the people!!!!

  3. SomeCallMe Tim

    SomeCallMe Tim

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    After almost getting blown off the road during the bike race by a cross wind, I get panic attacks, whenever I am riding on a windy day. :(

  4. Pancho


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    this audio is absolutely excruciating

  5. William Higgins

    William Higgins

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    “Back when James smoked” is iconic considering you can see him have a dart in the behind the scenes video on Lucy’s channel. And so we are clear no hate here, it’s hard to shake the habit especially if you grew up in the era where everyone was still smoking.

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  7. Dan Jeory

    Dan Jeory

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    James May looks like Brian May's dad.... Wait....

  8. aoprngvua2


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    I'm going to be honest, I'd watch James May explain a wood lathe for 20 minutes before actually getting around to turning anything 😎

  9. raz 00

    raz 00

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    I can listen to James for hours. He is very interesting to listen too.

  10. Oli Douze

    Oli Douze

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    I'd suggest someone (or a robot voice) reading the questions as it can be listen as a small podcast otherwise.

  11. Gregy Tapara

    Gregy Tapara

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    Thank goodness he said he's James May, thought it was colonel Sanders

  12. Caitypie rules the World

    Caitypie rules the World

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    If the sound is duff you dont put words on a screen you reshoot it! Have some professionalism !

  13. RR19996


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    I feel like man lab had some more seasons in it that just never happened for whatever reason

  14. Lewis H

    Lewis H

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    If anyone else finds this uncomfertably sped up - a custom playback speed of 0.85-0.9x is the sweet spot to make it sound normal.

  15. Walter Burton

    Walter Burton

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  16. Whu Dhat

    Whu Dhat

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    0:45 something tells me (like a hand signal) that this story doesn't have the best ending for James

  17. archtechgr


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    4.99 quid per ticket and minimum 16000 tickets for the giveaway to run :) max 40000 tickets!

  18. Piermario Barozzi

    Piermario Barozzi

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    James May is becoming Billy Connolly

  19. Brett Andreas

    Brett Andreas

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    Was there supposed to be a part 2?

  20. zaqway


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    Please, please, please, when making a Q&A, interviews and such, say the question out loud instead of just displaying it on the screen. I love James' face as much as the next guy, but it would be nice to be able to just listen to such interviews and it's quite impossible without actually hearing the questions being asked.



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    Star maker

  22. Natalie


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    Petition for them to release the footage of the long piece-to-camera about porcelain, and also the one of Rory cutting his own hair! All in favor, say aye!

  23. Ryan St.Louis

    Ryan St.Louis

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    What's up with the Richard Hammond goatee??

  24. Hans van der Veen

    Hans van der Veen

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    From the whole group, he was the best!

  25. Joel Duncan

    Joel Duncan

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    Why does James look like the KFC colonel but with longer hair

  26. Aby7799


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    James' hair looks like a old mop.

  27. VivaMidnight


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    "What's it like working with James May?": 0:27

  28. Shutter Flyboy

    Shutter Flyboy

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    James and Tom carry on about the marginality of ManLab? I guess I'm in the minority of those who liked it and I learned how to use my watch as a compass, brilliant! Cars of the People was great especially when you touched on my "people car", the Capri. Really touched me personally. Toy Stories was great (still have my slot cars and trains). I learned about the Brooklands and I'm sorry to see it end. Now I have moved over to "The Assembler". And who produced the build-a-mini mini-series and was that Lucy's mini?

  29. Jake Aikens

    Jake Aikens

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    Is it me or does May look like he’s 80?

  30. Dan


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    I would die happy if the famous 3 were on top gear again.Millions have enjoyed there humour and still do 👍👌

  31. Rob Harrison

    Rob Harrison

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    I enjoyed watching Man Lab and thought it was a fantastic and entertaining show. My favorite projects were the concrete kitchen and the integrated train that ran through the house. I was upset when I found out it wasn't being renewed for a fourth season.

  32. drifty Boiii_458

    drifty Boiii_458

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    Why does James may remind me of Einstein idk why

  33. Jericho Yagin

    Jericho Yagin

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    Anyone else thought that James was the director cause of his beard and mustache?

  34. David Collins-Cubitt

    David Collins-Cubitt

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    Would love to see the porcelain clip. Sounds fantastic! Please bring out a extended version of the programme.

  35. theboss


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    James May is so interesting.

  36. Jon Johnson

    Jon Johnson

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    Me: "I don't remember seeing a Ganesh statue on Man Lab." Found S01E01. Hit "Play". Huge Ganesh in the background of the very first frame.

    • Richard Harrold

      Richard Harrold

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      I don't remember it at all either, I'll have to go back and check, I don't think I even noticed...

  37. surality


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    "This film doesn't doesn't mean a big Chinese bus".

  38. Thor Cain

    Thor Cain

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    Did James age 10 years?!

  39. Rob's Cosplay Cover

    Rob's Cosplay Cover

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    Been rewatching Man Lab because of this video and I'm left with one question, what's happened to all the things ther make like the Pool Table, the Swiss Army Bike and stuff.

    • R Barker

      R Barker

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      They're in a lock up in the middle of nowhere. It's a travesty.

  40. tomtalk24


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    Wrong choice, desperate to get on the telly.

  41. Michael Michaels

    Michael Michaels

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    May's becoming a mad scientist!

  42. James Weldon

    James Weldon

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    Is that his husband?

  43. BottleAire


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    May seems like he'd be the easiest to direct compared to the walking scandal of Jeremy and the hazards of Hammond's perpetual crash reel.

  44. the Teo

    the Teo

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    he looks like old Ali G

  45. Andrew Vaillant

    Andrew Vaillant

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    I very much would like to watch that five minute bit on japanese porcelain

  46. Robert Craighead

    Robert Craighead

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    I enjoyed that, Thank you.

  47. Trilochan velmurugan

    Trilochan velmurugan

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    James is looking like the British Version of Doctor Emmet Brown

  48. Jam H

    Jam H

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    May needs to shave the beard my childhood is being taken away!!!

  49. Jimmy Wall

    Jimmy Wall

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    You dont need to apologise for James' audio, you should however apologise for James' goatee...

  50. Stu Hunter

    Stu Hunter

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    He looks like Rolf Harris 😕😕😕

  51. Kit Brown

    Kit Brown

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    Id love to watch James may do wood working make this happen and let him ramble on as long as he wants! British Adam savage!

  52. less


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    lost my bet at about the three murmur init mark - still a class pairing - poise finesse all you could ask for from these greats of the sport

  53. Aleksandar Muharemović

    Aleksandar Muharemović

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    Sorry to report man lab is not available on amazon outside uk :-( Al least in croatia...

  54. Louder


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    Can we get a James May unedited series? In fact, can we just get all of them doing unedited programming? I often think you guys underestimate how much we love them.

  55. Gone Goozling

    Gone Goozling

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    With you on the wind James. I also have a fear of it going back to my childhood. I am mostly in control of it but it has its moments!

  56. SdruhCram


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    I see James is entering his 'Noel Edmonds' phase. Now all that is needed is to capture Clarkson and paint yellow spots on him.

  57. shahid zarif

    shahid zarif

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    Poor james, he looks so old

  58. GodKing804


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    I love the YOLO method, encourages me to start my business and figure out the full plan later

  59. The Enlightened One

    The Enlightened One

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    *Wow james laughed*

  60. Ralf Henke

    Ralf Henke

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    Are these Pantone mugs you’re having your tea in? I like those. 👍

  61. Darren Hawkes

    Darren Hawkes

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    Please hurry with PT2! This is wonderful, I could watch these two chatting for hours!

  62. MonkeyHunch1


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    billy connolly has entered james body

  63. MonkeyHunch1


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    T whitter twitter conspiiracy for the idiots , earth is flat and the lizards eat you

  64. Don Dominic

    Don Dominic

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    Both of them looks very comfortable with each other.

  65. Jani Tiainen

    Jani Tiainen

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    "What it's been like working with James May for 10 years" - SLOW! I'll get my coat!

  66. Bryce Bott

    Bryce Bott

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    There's nothing more British than spilt tea in a mic

  67. comanche144


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    Love these guys and the content but please invest on better mics :(

  68. Gw Builder

    Gw Builder

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    The sound issue with James is because the mic is against his neck instead of on the outside of his sweater. Just saying.

  69. Karl Gohlke

    Karl Gohlke

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    It is a fact that small, little boys can get blown away by a stronger wind situation. So Mr. May was only careful enough in his childhood.

  70. Brett Andreas

    Brett Andreas

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    Oh awesome! I like Tom and was sorta hoping there'd be a video of him and James talking about their experiences.

  71. dfross87


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    It''s nice to see Tom as a more complete entity, rather than only as a consumer of old fashioned sandwiches.

  72. ocr_2_da_bone


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    Does anyone else think James May is starting to look like a cross between Rolf Harris and Billy Connelly 🤣

  73. forlatagate1


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    I did not believe this was James may. Man's been dying his whole head white

  74. Gar Campion

    Gar Campion

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    Cars of the people was absolutely fantastic. Thank you, loved it

  75. Catriona


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    I want to see "Oz & James drink through Germany" in a Unimog campervan. Make it happen!

  76. fly-for-a-whiteguy


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    This must be James his favorite sweater

  77. Bruh Moment

    Bruh Moment

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    Why does he look like Trotsky

  78. Terry Morris

    Terry Morris

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    Rahh James is looking like he’s building cars that do things at 88mph 😂

  79. Joseph Matthews

    Joseph Matthews

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    Can’t decided if May looks more like Richard Branson or Billy Connolly?

  80. aimofgod 2.0

    aimofgod 2.0

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    james, cut that off 😂😂

  81. Joseph Nash

    Joseph Nash

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    Fantastic. You could make a loosely themed talk show with just two of them, the theme could change each month.

  82. kat13man


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    Tom is a genius.

  83. lolmeercatz


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    Wait so on a letter he's T.Whitter as in Twitter, super cool.

  84. Björn Johansson

    Björn Johansson

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    Billy Connolly



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    Weird to see bill oddy out of spring watch

  86. Gordon Lawrence

    Gordon Lawrence

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    "Man Lab" was one of my favorite series ever.

  87. AL


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    There needs to be more man lab!!!, save the modern 2021 man from his own burgeoning incompetence

  88. Jimmy LePog

    Jimmy LePog

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    Another james may certified gamer moment

  89. Gabe Henning

    Gabe Henning

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    Cool stories Capt Slow. All love jk

  90. bdpakaknox


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    I'd like if someone would read the questions out loud, for people who are just listening.

  91. Anatoly Volnov

    Anatoly Volnov

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    Why is your audio mix always so muddy? It's like your highs are way too low for the voices, I'm having to turn up the volume or wear headphones to understand what's being said. This is disregarding the James May tea spillage, it's always a bit hard to understand on the videos where you use lav mics.

  92. philip mcdonald

    philip mcdonald

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    I used to love man lab!! I like all mays problems

  93. skaworld509


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    I'd watch "James May on Japanese porcelain"

  94. asdsdjf asdjxajiosdqw

    asdsdjf asdjxajiosdqw

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    I would love to see that 5:30 minutes long piece to camera in Japan.

  95. Done Busy

    Done Busy

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    The most genuine guy on TV.

  96. Triple 675

    Triple 675

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    May has perpetually needed a haircut for the last twenty years.

  97. Mark L

    Mark L

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    Not sure about the beard really ageing

  98. k13ehr


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    The best of TG, I hate wind too, try biking across the Severn bridge in a gale, you get very respectful.

  99. Vishal Hazare

    Vishal Hazare

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    @Mr. May - agree with him your enthusiasm for storytelling is unsurpassed! And super fun to watch!

  100. G D W Law

    G D W Law

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    As a keen cyclist i find this interview offending :-)