What it's been like working with James May for 10 years

James May and his director, Tom Whitter, have been working together for over a decade now, putting together such shows as 'Man Lab', 'Cars Of The People' and 'Our Man In Japan'. So we thought we'd sit them both down and get them reminiscing about the good (and bad) times they've had filming together over the years.

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  • Abby Webb
    Abby Webb10 dager siden

    Loved cars of the people!!!!

  • SomeCallMe Tim
    SomeCallMe Tim22 dager siden

    After almost getting blown off the road during the bike race by a cross wind, I get panic attacks, whenever I am riding on a windy day. :(

  • Pancho
    PanchoMåned siden

    this audio is absolutely excruciating

  • William Higgins
    William HigginsMåned siden

    “Back when James smoked” is iconic considering you can see him have a dart in the behind the scenes video on Lucy’s channel. And so we are clear no hate here, it’s hard to shake the habit especially if you grew up in the era where everyone was still smoking.

  • Baseplate
    BaseplateMåned siden

  • Dan Jeory
    Dan JeoryMåned siden

    James May looks like Brian May's dad.... Wait....

  • aoprngvua2
    aoprngvua2Måned siden

    I'm going to be honest, I'd watch James May explain a wood lathe for 20 minutes before actually getting around to turning anything 😎

  • raz 00
    raz 00Måned siden

    I can listen to James for hours. He is very interesting to listen too.

  • Oli Douze
    Oli DouzeMåned siden

    I'd suggest someone (or a robot voice) reading the questions as it can be listen as a small podcast otherwise.

  • Gregy Tapara
    Gregy TaparaMåned siden

    Thank goodness he said he's James May, thought it was colonel Sanders

  • Caitypie rules the World
    Caitypie rules the WorldMåned siden

    If the sound is duff you dont put words on a screen you reshoot it! Have some professionalism !

  • RR19996
    RR19996Måned siden

    I feel like man lab had some more seasons in it that just never happened for whatever reason

  • Lewis H
    Lewis HMåned siden

    If anyone else finds this uncomfertably sped up - a custom playback speed of 0.85-0.9x is the sweet spot to make it sound normal.

  • Walter Burton
    Walter BurtonMåned siden


  • Whu Dhat
    Whu DhatMåned siden

    0:45 something tells me (like a hand signal) that this story doesn't have the best ending for James

  • archtechgr
    archtechgrMåned siden

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  • Piermario Barozzi
    Piermario BarozziMåned siden

    James May is becoming Billy Connolly

  • Brett Andreas
    Brett AndreasMåned siden

    Was there supposed to be a part 2?

  • zaqway
    zaqwayMåned siden

    Please, please, please, when making a Q&A, interviews and such, say the question out loud instead of just displaying it on the screen. I love James' face as much as the next guy, but it would be nice to be able to just listen to such interviews and it's quite impossible without actually hearing the questions being asked.


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  • Natalie
    NatalieMåned siden

    Petition for them to release the footage of the long piece-to-camera about porcelain, and also the one of Rory cutting his own hair! All in favor, say aye!

  • Ryan St.Louis
    Ryan St.LouisMåned siden

    What's up with the Richard Hammond goatee??

  • Hans van der Veen
    Hans van der Veen2 måneder siden

    From the whole group, he was the best!

  • Joel Duncan
    Joel Duncan2 måneder siden

    Why does James look like the KFC colonel but with longer hair

  • Aby7799
    Aby77992 måneder siden

    James' hair looks like a old mop.

  • VivaMidnight
    VivaMidnight2 måneder siden

    "What's it like working with James May?": 0:27

  • Shutter Flyboy
    Shutter Flyboy2 måneder siden

    James and Tom carry on about the marginality of ManLab? I guess I'm in the minority of those who liked it and I learned how to use my watch as a compass, brilliant! Cars of the People was great especially when you touched on my "people car", the Capri. Really touched me personally. Toy Stories was great (still have my slot cars and trains). I learned about the Brooklands and I'm sorry to see it end. Now I have moved over to "The Assembler". And who produced the build-a-mini mini-series and was that Lucy's mini?

  • Jake Aikens
    Jake Aikens2 måneder siden

    Is it me or does May look like he’s 80?

  • Dan
    Dan2 måneder siden

    I would die happy if the famous 3 were on top gear again.Millions have enjoyed there humour and still do 👍👌

  • Rob Harrison
    Rob Harrison2 måneder siden

    I enjoyed watching Man Lab and thought it was a fantastic and entertaining show. My favorite projects were the concrete kitchen and the integrated train that ran through the house. I was upset when I found out it wasn't being renewed for a fourth season.

  • drifty Boiii_458
    drifty Boiii_4582 måneder siden

    Why does James may remind me of Einstein idk why

  • Jericho Yagin
    Jericho Yagin2 måneder siden

    Anyone else thought that James was the director cause of his beard and mustache?

  • David Collins-Cubitt
    David Collins-Cubitt2 måneder siden

    Would love to see the porcelain clip. Sounds fantastic! Please bring out a extended version of the programme.

  • theboss
    theboss2 måneder siden

    James May is so interesting.

  • Jon Johnson
    Jon Johnson2 måneder siden

    Me: "I don't remember seeing a Ganesh statue on Man Lab." Found S01E01. Hit "Play". Huge Ganesh in the background of the very first frame.

  • Richard Harrold

    Richard Harrold

    Måned siden

    I don't remember it at all either, I'll have to go back and check, I don't think I even noticed...

  • surality
    surality2 måneder siden

    "This film doesn't doesn't mean a big Chinese bus".

  • Thor Cain
    Thor Cain2 måneder siden

    Did James age 10 years?!

  • Rob's Cosplay Cover
    Rob's Cosplay Cover2 måneder siden

    Been rewatching Man Lab because of this video and I'm left with one question, what's happened to all the things ther make like the Pool Table, the Swiss Army Bike and stuff.

  • R Barker

    R Barker

    2 måneder siden

    They're in a lock up in the middle of nowhere. It's a travesty.

  • tomtalk24
    tomtalk242 måneder siden

    Wrong choice, desperate to get on the telly.

  • Michael Michaels
    Michael Michaels2 måneder siden

    May's becoming a mad scientist!

  • James Weldon
    James Weldon2 måneder siden

    Is that his husband?

  • BottleAire
    BottleAire2 måneder siden

    May seems like he'd be the easiest to direct compared to the walking scandal of Jeremy and the hazards of Hammond's perpetual crash reel.

  • the Teo
    the Teo2 måneder siden

    he looks like old Ali G

  • Andrew Vaillant
    Andrew Vaillant2 måneder siden

    I very much would like to watch that five minute bit on japanese porcelain

  • Robert Craighead
    Robert Craighead2 måneder siden

    I enjoyed that, Thank you.

  • Trilochan velmurugan
    Trilochan velmurugan2 måneder siden

    James is looking like the British Version of Doctor Emmet Brown

  • Jam H
    Jam H2 måneder siden

    May needs to shave the beard my childhood is being taken away!!!

  • Jimmy Wall
    Jimmy Wall2 måneder siden

    You dont need to apologise for James' audio, you should however apologise for James' goatee...

  • Stu Hunter
    Stu Hunter2 måneder siden

    He looks like Rolf Harris 😕😕😕

  • Kit Brown
    Kit Brown2 måneder siden

    Id love to watch James may do wood working make this happen and let him ramble on as long as he wants! British Adam savage!

  • less
    less2 måneder siden

    lost my bet at about the three murmur init mark - still a class pairing - poise finesse all you could ask for from these greats of the sport

  • Aleksandar Muharemović
    Aleksandar Muharemović2 måneder siden

    Sorry to report man lab is not available on amazon outside uk :-( Al least in croatia...

  • Louder
    Louder2 måneder siden

    Can we get a James May unedited series? In fact, can we just get all of them doing unedited programming? I often think you guys underestimate how much we love them.

  • Gone Goozling
    Gone Goozling2 måneder siden

    With you on the wind James. I also have a fear of it going back to my childhood. I am mostly in control of it but it has its moments!

  • SdruhCram
    SdruhCram2 måneder siden

    I see James is entering his 'Noel Edmonds' phase. Now all that is needed is to capture Clarkson and paint yellow spots on him.

  • shahid zarif
    shahid zarif2 måneder siden

    Poor james, he looks so old

  • GodKing804
    GodKing8042 måneder siden

    I love the YOLO method, encourages me to start my business and figure out the full plan later

  • The Enlightened One
    The Enlightened One2 måneder siden

    *Wow james laughed*

  • Ralf Henke
    Ralf Henke2 måneder siden

    Are these Pantone mugs you’re having your tea in? I like those. 👍

  • Darren Hawkes
    Darren Hawkes2 måneder siden

    Please hurry with PT2! This is wonderful, I could watch these two chatting for hours!

  • MonkeyHunch1
    MonkeyHunch12 måneder siden

    billy connolly has entered james body

  • MonkeyHunch1
    MonkeyHunch12 måneder siden

    T whitter twitter conspiiracy for the idiots , earth is flat and the lizards eat you

  • Don Dominic
    Don Dominic2 måneder siden

    Both of them looks very comfortable with each other.

  • Jani Tiainen
    Jani Tiainen2 måneder siden

    "What it's been like working with James May for 10 years" - SLOW! I'll get my coat!

  • Bryce Bott
    Bryce Bott2 måneder siden

    There's nothing more British than spilt tea in a mic

  • comanche144
    comanche1442 måneder siden

    Love these guys and the content but please invest on better mics :(

  • Gw Builder
    Gw Builder2 måneder siden

    The sound issue with James is because the mic is against his neck instead of on the outside of his sweater. Just saying.

  • Karl Gohlke
    Karl Gohlke2 måneder siden

    It is a fact that small, little boys can get blown away by a stronger wind situation. So Mr. May was only careful enough in his childhood.

  • Brett Andreas
    Brett Andreas2 måneder siden

    Oh awesome! I like Tom and was sorta hoping there'd be a video of him and James talking about their experiences.

  • dfross87
    dfross872 måneder siden

    It''s nice to see Tom as a more complete entity, rather than only as a consumer of old fashioned sandwiches.

  • ocr_2_da_bone
    ocr_2_da_bone2 måneder siden

    Does anyone else think James May is starting to look like a cross between Rolf Harris and Billy Connelly 🤣

  • forlatagate1
    forlatagate12 måneder siden

    I did not believe this was James may. Man's been dying his whole head white

  • Gar Campion
    Gar Campion2 måneder siden

    Cars of the people was absolutely fantastic. Thank you, loved it

  • Catriona
    Catriona2 måneder siden

    I want to see "Oz & James drink through Germany" in a Unimog campervan. Make it happen!

  • fly-for-a-whiteguy
    fly-for-a-whiteguy2 måneder siden

    This must be James his favorite sweater

  • Bruh Moment
    Bruh Moment2 måneder siden

    Why does he look like Trotsky

  • Terry Morris
    Terry Morris2 måneder siden

    Rahh James is looking like he’s building cars that do things at 88mph 😂

  • Joseph Matthews
    Joseph Matthews2 måneder siden

    Can’t decided if May looks more like Richard Branson or Billy Connolly?

  • aimofgod 2.0
    aimofgod 2.02 måneder siden

    james, cut that off 😂😂

  • Joseph Nash
    Joseph Nash2 måneder siden

    Fantastic. You could make a loosely themed talk show with just two of them, the theme could change each month.

  • kat13man
    kat13man2 måneder siden

    Tom is a genius.

  • lolmeercatz
    lolmeercatz2 måneder siden

    Wait so on a letter he's T.Whitter as in Twitter, super cool.

  • Björn Johansson
    Björn Johansson2 måneder siden

    Billy Connolly

    JOSHUUAAA A2 måneder siden

    Weird to see bill oddy out of spring watch

  • Gordon Lawrence
    Gordon Lawrence2 måneder siden

    "Man Lab" was one of my favorite series ever.

  • AL
    AL2 måneder siden

    There needs to be more man lab!!!, save the modern 2021 man from his own burgeoning incompetence

  • Jimmy LePog
    Jimmy LePog2 måneder siden

    Another james may certified gamer moment

  • Gabe Henning
    Gabe Henning2 måneder siden

    Cool stories Capt Slow. All love jk

  • bdpakaknox
    bdpakaknox2 måneder siden

    I'd like if someone would read the questions out loud, for people who are just listening.

  • Anatoly Volnov
    Anatoly Volnov2 måneder siden

    Why is your audio mix always so muddy? It's like your highs are way too low for the voices, I'm having to turn up the volume or wear headphones to understand what's being said. This is disregarding the James May tea spillage, it's always a bit hard to understand on the videos where you use lav mics.

  • philip mcdonald
    philip mcdonald2 måneder siden

    I used to love man lab!! I like all mays problems

  • skaworld509
    skaworld5092 måneder siden

    I'd watch "James May on Japanese porcelain"

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    asdsdjf asdjxajiosdqw2 måneder siden

    I would love to see that 5:30 minutes long piece to camera in Japan.

  • Done Busy
    Done Busy2 måneder siden

    The most genuine guy on TV.

  • Triple 675
    Triple 6752 måneder siden

    May has perpetually needed a haircut for the last twenty years.

  • Mark L
    Mark L2 måneder siden

    Not sure about the beard really ageing

  • k13ehr
    k13ehr2 måneder siden

    The best of TG, I hate wind too, try biking across the Severn bridge in a gale, you get very respectful.

  • Vishal Hazare
    Vishal Hazare2 måneder siden

    @Mr. May - agree with him your enthusiasm for storytelling is unsurpassed! And super fun to watch!

  • G D W Law
    G D W Law2 måneder siden

    As a keen cyclist i find this interview offending :-)