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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  • Cricket England

    Cricket England

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    Please bring back Man Lab!

  • Henry Ley

    Henry Ley

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    Need a sound recordist/editor? Buckinghamshire based, MX5 owner with studio and equipment! Hit me up!!

  • Gary Blake

    Gary Blake

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    Shock! Horror! Someone likes James mays work.

  • Jacques Gerber

    Jacques Gerber

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    What bollox is this having to be a resident of the UK? They happily take revenue from YT from anywhere… 🤬

  • ok


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    @valleywoodworker I mean they do need the money, they've lost a lot of money

  • Thor Cain
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    Did James age 10 years?!

  • Rob's Cosplay Cover
    Rob's Cosplay Cover8 timer 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.

  • tomtalk24
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    Wrong choice, desperate to get on the telly.

  • Michael Michaels
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    May's becoming a mad scientist!

  • James Weldon
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    Is that his husband?

  • BottleAire New! 1/2 Vaxxed!
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    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
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    he looks like old Ali G

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

  • Robert Craighead
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    I enjoyed that, Thank you.

  • Trilochan velmurugan
    Trilochan velmuruganDag siden

    James is looking like the British Version of Doctor Emmet Brown

  • Jack Waterman
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    I feel like James is slowly turning into Damon Hill, Bill Oddie or Richard Branson based on that hair/ beard combination

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

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

  • Stu Hunter
    Stu Hunter2 dager siden

    He looks like Rolf Harris 😕😕😕

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

  • Louder
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    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 dager 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
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    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 dager siden

    Poor james, he looks so old

  • GodKing804
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    I love the YOLO method, encourages me to start my business and figure out the full plan later

  • The Enlightened One
    The Enlightened One2 dager siden

    *Wow james laughed*

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

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

  • MonkeyHunch1
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    billy connolly has entered james body

  • MonkeyHunch1
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    T whitter twitter conspiiracy for the idiots , earth is flat and the lizards eat you

  • Don Dominic
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    Both of them looks very comfortable with each other.

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

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

  • comanche144
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    Love these guys and the content but please invest on better mics :(

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

  • dfross87
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    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
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    Does anyone else think James May is starting to look like a cross between Rolf Harris and Billy Connelly 🤣

  • forlatagate1
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    I did not believe this was James may. Man's been dying his whole head white

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

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

  • fly-for-a-whiteguy
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    This must be James his favorite sweater

  • Bruh Moment
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    Why does he look like Trotsky

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

  • Joseph Matthews
    Joseph Matthews3 dager siden

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

  • aimofgod 2.0
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    james, cut that off 😂😂

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

  • kat13man
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    Tom is a genius.

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

  • Björn Johansson
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    Billy Connolly

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    Weird to see bill oddy out of spring watch

  • Gordon Lawrence
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    "Man Lab" was one of my favorite series ever.

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

  • roberto planta
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    Another james may certified gamer moment

  • Gabe Henning
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    Cool stories Capt Slow. All love jk

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

  • Anatoly Volnov
    Anatoly Volnov3 dager 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
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    I used to love man lab!! I like all mays problems

  • skaworld509
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    I'd watch "James May on Japanese porcelain"

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

  • Done Busy
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    The most genuine guy on TV.

  • Triple 675
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    May has perpetually needed a haircut for the last twenty years.

  • Mark L
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    Not sure about the beard really ageing

  • k13ehr
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    The best of TG, I hate wind too, try biking across the Severn bridge in a gale, you get very respectful.

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

  • G D W Law
    G D W Law4 dager siden

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

  • Strommy777
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    James is really rocking the Robert Plant look.

  • Trevor Dodd
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    Please release the monologue on porcelain.

  • drsch
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    Every year James takes on the challenge of "Can my hair get any worse?!"

  • Gadger
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    I’m with you 100% with the wind, I don’t even mind rain (says an Australian) but I do detest the wind..... and strangely enough I do love the Sun (that bright yellow thing in the sky.) Pedantic, charming, a bit of a wuss and very entertaining, who would have thought?

  • EresirThe1st
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    James has learned how to say a second thing in German, "My cat is smart".

  • mbranscome6
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    Who would have thought Wizard of Oz had such an impact on him

  • grinch hilligoss
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    james rocking the grey. 👍

  • Evil Ian McDonald
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    Tom is the real mvp

  • Samuel Bauer
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    I would, in fact, like the piece about Japanese Porcelain.

  • Morten U.
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    Tom Whitter and Einstein's son

  • Callum Ryker
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    James looks like Richard Attenborough wearing a Richard Branson wig.

  • Josh's Car Corner
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    When are you guys going to sue the makers of Peleton and these other aggressive exercise bicycles for stealing your Man Lab idea of riding an exercise bicycle to moving video? That ought to pay for another season of Man Lab.

  • Marty B
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    Cars Of The People was brilliant! First time I saw James outside of "that other show" and I kinda developed a man crush on him!

  • Chris B
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    James should note he is looking very Robert Plant.

  • kevin buja
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    6:03 You hit the nail on the head about American productions: quantity over quality.

  • Mike5
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    Just imagine all the static electricity with all that hair and acrylic jumper on James May enough to give someone a real jolt ...

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  • Evan Elias-Rees
    Evan Elias-Rees4 dager siden

    in summary, probably very slow and boring...

  • Bruno
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    Great Video! Not liking the hobo look on James though..

  • crofty1209
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    Looks like Billy Connolly,hmmm who has more talent

  • kjm 1955
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    Have you tried driving a coffin with wheels.

  • Martyn MacRae
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    Rolf Harris is back on 📺 😱😅

  • Daniel Robinson
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    Colonel sanders is that you?

  • Vibhuti Shukla
    Vibhuti Shukla4 dager siden

    James May looks like the Dude.

  • Imaginary Friend
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    James May looks more like Bryan May... :D

  • Dominic Barlow
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    James 'Bob Geldoff' May

  • Alosius Columberg
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    Jambert Maystein

  • Andrew Bechaz
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    I've never understood how James can claim he has a fear of heights and yet he can pilot a plane. Surely that's just about the last activity someone with a fear of heights would want to do.

  • Mert M

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    It has to do with trusting you’re not going to fall. In a plane, I’m sure he feels completely in control of his ability to “not fall”. Whereas riding a bike on a tall gusty bridge full of people adds many more variables he cannot control. I was sorta the same way with heights. I’d feel faint overlooking a tall building, but had zero issues riding the worlds tallest roller coasters. I trusted the coasters were designed to not drop passengers, but I didn’t trust my two left feet near a substantial drop off.

  • Nic Berni
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    With his goatee James is giving of a vetran rocker ,reminds of someone can't think who.

  • Vano Scrap
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    is this Matthew Perry's British cousin?

  • Skeeter McTavish
    Skeeter McTavish4 dager siden

    Another video with the "cheese" sweater. It's the new version of his purple striped jumper.

  • AbsoluteBarstool
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    9:45 please put that on NOlocal. That would be a fantastic thing to watch on its own.

  • Victor S
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    James looks like colonel sanders now... get rid of the beard Mr.May, you already look 100 years old, but now with the beard you looks older than the queen or her grandmother

  • Kristian
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    “Meina katze ist klug” means my cat is smart

  • bonkeymrain
    bonkeymrain4 dager siden

    Why DriveTribe videos have such poor voice sound quality?! It sounds like a really bad cell phone call or something. Ugh.