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James May reveals the cars that turned postwar Germany and Japan into motoring powerhouses at the expense of Britain and the US. He also has an encounter with an Austin Allegro.

James reveals the cars that turned postwar Germany and Japan into motoring powerhouses at the expense of Britain and the US.

On his travels he encounters classic E-Types, Mustangs and the German and Japanese upstarts that were to conquer the world.

He also has an unfortunate encounter with an Austin Allegro - the car that helped destroy the British car industry.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Sep 2019 17:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:11

    Quincy Jones

    It's Caper Time

    Performer: Gareth Williams. Performer: The Wire-Haired Terriers Athletic Social Club.
  • 00:39

    Iggy Pop

    Lust For Life

  • 00:43

    The Jam

    Going Underground

  • 00:44

    Super Furry Animals

    Northern Lites (Album Version)

  • 00:46

    The Jam

    Going Underground

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter James May
Director Tom Whitter
Series Producer Tom Whitter

Broadcasts

  • Sun 24 Jan 2016 21:00
  • Wed 27 Jan 2016 23:15
  • Wed 27 Jan 2016 23:45
  • Sun 7 Oct 2018 20:00
  • Mon 8 Oct 2018 02:35
  • Sat 21 Sep 2019 16:00
  • Sat 21 Sep 2019 17:00

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