Episode guide

James May's Cars of the People

Series 1

James May's Cars of the People

  • James May's Cars of the People, 1

    The one-time Top Gear host reveals how the masses were mobilised, hearing how the car industry in Japan and Germany bloomed after WWII.

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  • James May's Cars of the People, 2

    Top Gear's hairiest host explores the weird world of the microcar, revisiting Britain's infamous three-wheeled disasters as well as French deathtraps.

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  • James May's Cars of the People, 3

    Captain Slow finds out how we became a nation of car drivers. James hears how aspiration drove the development of the Rolls Royce and stages a race-off.

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James May's Cars of the People

Series 2

James May's Cars of the People

  • James May's Cars of The People

    The erstwhile Top Gear host can't get enough of driving. James reveals the cars that turned post-war Germany and Japan into motoring powerhouses - at the expense of Britain.

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  • James May's Cars of The People

    James May goes off-road to explore how the 4x4 conquered the world. From Mount Fuji to the Mojave Desert, Captain Slow puts our favourite four-wheel drives to the test.

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  • James May's Cars of The People

    It's back to the future for James May, who asks what happened to the cutting-edge motors our forebears promised - including fanciful steam cars and ludicrous jet turbines.

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