James May

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Kitchen nightmares: do we need more celebrity cooking shows?
The release of Paris Hilton’s Netflix series where she semi-cooks semi-dishes is the latest in an increasing trend of stars spending more time in the kitchen

Stuart Heritage

05, Aug, 2021 @6:33 AM

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The Grand Tour: Lochdown review – Clarkson, May and Hammond drive Scotland out of the union
The patriarchy’s Cheeky Girls bumble their way through a bants-filled Highlands holiday, leaving carnage – and surely a spike in support for Scottish independence – in their wake

Stuart Jeffries

30, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Duvet or don't they? Why Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen loves working from bed – and Glenda Jackson doesn't
Many more of us are conducting our business in bed. Keeley Hawes and Jeremy Paxman explain the benefits, while Lady Warsi and David Lammy are unimpressed

Interviews by Sam Wollaston

20, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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James May: Oh Cook review – will this be a culinary car crash?
Can’t cook, will cook! This new series sees the Grand Tour presenter aim to brush up on his kitchen skills – all the while assuring us of his ineptitude

Lucy Mangan

13, Nov, 2020 @1:08 PM

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James May: Our Man in Japan review – penis festivals are no place for jokes!
The ex-Top Gear star reveals rarer sides of Japanese culture in this travelogue – but why won’t he just quit the gags and be his true, highbrow self?

Lucy Mangan

03, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Grand Tour review – Clarkson’s banter dads are on a sinking ship
The wheels have fallen off Amazon’s Top Gear rehash, as the trio swap land for sea in a cringe-inducing Asia special

Tim Dowling

13, Dec, 2019 @12:14 PM

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A listless army of zombie lads: why The Grand Tour’s studio audience had to go
The blokey studio segments were always the lowlights of Clarkson, May and Hammond’s motoring shows. Without them, they might actually be fun to watch again

Stuart Heritage

17, Jan, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Former Top Gear stars' firm nets £7.6m profit from Amazon show
Chump Holdings paid nearly as much UK corporation tax as the digital giant last year

Mark Sweney

08, Oct, 2018 @3:31 PM

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Top Gear: how the BBC behemoth became car crash TV
Once drawing 350m viewers worldwide, by 2013 the show was filled with absurd fakery, casual bigotry and general overproduced bloatedness

Luke Holland

17, Sep, 2018 @12:00 PM

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The Grand Tour finale: here's what the series got right – and very wrong
The first season of the Clarkson-May-Hammond reboot has passed the chequered flag. So was there more to it than supercars and sub-pub banter?

Stuart Heritage

03, Feb, 2017 @9:54 AM

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Jonathan Creek review – suitably silly, scary, arch and pleased with itself
It’s not easy pulling off the classic Christmas combo of spooky and cosy, but this special makes it look (super)natural. Also, James May fails to get The Christmas Reassembler together

Chitra Ramaswamy

29, Dec, 2016 @7:20 AM

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Wednesday’s best TV: Jonathan Creek; James May: the Christmas Reassembler
Alan Davies’s mooching sleuth breaks out the duffle coat, while May lovingly rebuilds a Hornby Flying Scotsman toy from 138 component parts

Phil Harrison, John Robinson, Graeme Virtue, Ben Arnold, David Stubbs, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

28, Dec, 2016 @6:20 AM

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