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James May The Reassembler

Thursdays at 8.30pm

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When we look around our homes, sheds and garages, we see an array of objects that spring to life at the click of a button. But what exactly happens when you pull the lever on a petrol lawnmower? How many individual pieces are involved in making blades spin fast enough to delicately cut your grass?

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James May The Reassembler

In this series, James reassembles a whole host of objects which have been carefully taken apart to all their hundreds of individual component parts. Each episode focuses on one object and carefully puts it back together, screwing every screw, tightening every bolt and vigilantly rebuilding the object to its complete form, then testing its competency having gone through the process.

As well as learning the history of the objects, we get a history of the component parts. As James rebuilds an engine, he explains the cylinders, what they are, how they came about and what they do. He highlights interesting and significant parts of the reassembly, pin pointing key components that are not only used in other objects, but how and why they are needed.

Next On

Episode 1, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 11:20am

Toy Train Set

Episode 1 | Series 2

In this Reassembler Festive special James will be reassembling his favourite childhood Christmas present, the Hornby Flying Scotsman train set.

Episode 2, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 12:10pm

Food Mixer

Episode 2 | Series 2

In this episode James pieces together the 235 parts that make up a 1960's Kenwood Chef Food Mixer.

Episode 3, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 1:00pm

Mini Motorcycle

Episode 3 | Series 2

James May is faced with reassembling a 1970's Honda Z50a mini Motorcycle from all its 303 component parts.

Episode 4, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 1:50pm

Record Player

Episode 4 | Series 2

James May reassembles the past to hear what it sounded like as he pieces together the 195 parts of the game changing 1963 Dansette Bermuda portable record player.

Episode 1, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 9:15pm

Toy Train Set

Episode 1 | Series 2

In this Reassembler Festive special James will be reassembling his favourite childhood Christmas present, the Hornby Flying Scotsman train set.

Episode 2, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 10:05pm

Food Mixer

Episode 2 | Series 2

In this episode James pieces together the 235 parts that make up a 1960's Kenwood Chef Food Mixer.

Episode 3, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 10:55pm

Mini Motorcycle

Episode 3 | Series 2

James May is faced with reassembling a 1970's Honda Z50a mini Motorcycle from all its 303 component parts.

Episode 4, Series 2

Saturday February 3 at 11:45pm

Record Player

Episode 4 | Series 2

James May reassembles the past to hear what it sounded like as he pieces together the 195 parts of the game changing 1963 Dansette Bermuda portable record player.

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