James May: The Christmas Reassembler

Confirmed for BBC Four on 28 December at 9pm to 9.30pm

Ep 1/4

Wednesday 28 December



James May returns for another series, once again slowly building everyday items from their component parts and discovering what it takes to actually get them to work. In each episode, James will focus on one object and carefully put it back together, screwing every screw, tightening every bolt and vigilantly rebuilding the object to its complete form.

In episode one, James reassembles and reminisces about the gift that all boys dream of finding under the Christmas tree: the Hornby toy train and track.

In his workshop, James will face the object as it is laid out in all its individual parts, and has to work out how exactly how the thing is pieced back together. And if that wasn't challenging enough, James then faces the nervous climax where he discovers if it actually works.