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James May The Reassembler: Portable Record Player (BBC-4 18 Jan 2017)



James May The Reassembler

In the final episode of the current run of The Reassembler James May puts together a classic portable record player.

Back in the 1950s listening to music meant sitting around with your Mum and Dad and having to listen to whatever drivel they wanted. Thankfully, along came the portable record player – which helped gave birth to the teenager and a magical music revolution.

James May Reassembles the past to hear what it sounded like as he pieces together the 195 parts of the game changing 1963 Dansette Bermuda portable record player.

James reminisces about his teenage years and what it was like growing up in the 1970s as he takes us on a journey through sound and mechanical wonderment. James falls in love with the beautiful mechanisms that lie in the belly of the beast, finds the perfect solution to his soldering dilemma and has a rather exciting new screwdriver to show us.

James May The Reassembler: Portable Record Player (Episode 4 of 4) airs Wednesday 18 January 2017 from 9.00pm-9.30pm on BBC Four.



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