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James May: My Sister's Top Toys

James May celebrates the toys that made his childhood hell as he opens the lid on his sisters' toy box. Sandwiched between elder sister Jane and younger one Sarah, many of their favourites he couldn't understand - or stand the sight of - or see the point of.

This is both a tale of brotherly revenge, and the story from the other side of the toy room. Each toy prompts a story - told via archive, anecdote and the occasional collector or inventor. Dolls, dolls' houses, dolls' prams, Tiny Tears, Girls' World, Look and Learn, and Major Morgan get the May inspection, while sisters Jane and Sarah dish the dirt on their brother and their toy memories.

James blows up the Tree House Family, races in a converted Silver Cross pram, tries out his hair and make-up skills on Girls' World, projects Spirograph on the side of the Royal Festival Hall, and appears in a Fuzzy Felt animated film - all jolly good clean fun.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 31 Dec 2010 17:30
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterJames May
Executive ProducerTracy Jeune
DirectorClaudine King-Dabbs
ActorClaudine King-Dabbs