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Episode 2

James May downsizes to explore the weird world of the microcar.

He discovers how austerity and fears of congestion led to European tragicomic disasters in the shape of Britain's infamous three-wheelers, French deathtraps and German absurdities. James takes to the battlefield to settle one of the greatest rivalries in car history and travels to Japan for an urban race between a state-of-the-art micro sports car and the best-selling vehicle in history.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 10 Dec 2014 19:00
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterJames May
DirectorTom Whitter
Series ProducerTom Whitter