James May returns for another series of The Reaasembler, 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.
James May: The Christmas Reassembler Special (the first of four new episodes) airs on BBC Four on Wednesday 28 December, 2016 from 9.00pm to 9.30pm