Building Cars

Season 1
 (2)2015TV-PG
Every 68 seconds a brand new car drives off the production line at the MINI Plant in Oxford. In this ambitious new series, James May goes behind the scenes to bring us this modern miracle in real time. He's joined by Ant Anstead and Kate Humble to reveal the science, engineering and people that keep us all on the road, and see how a car is built from start to finish in a little over 24 hours.
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James MayAnt AnsteadKate Humble
Genres
Special Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    October 20, 2015
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    James makes friends with an army of diligent robots and busts the myth that British manufacturing is dead. Kate sees if she has what it takes to work on the assembly line and Ant explores the history and heritage of one of the most iconic cars ever built.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    October 20, 2015
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In this episode of Building Cars James races against the clock on the production line and embraces the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen. Kate heads to Norway to discover why the electric car is King of the Norwegian road and Ant learns why loading a triple decker car transporter requires nerves of steel.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    October 21, 2015
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The MINI plant in Oxford is one of the biggest in the UK, building over a thousand cars a day. In this episode James tests his wheel fitting skills on the assembly line and learns how to engineer the sound of a car door. Kate gets to the bottom of how manufacturers test car seats and Ant heads to Germany to put his faith in a driverless car on the autobahn.

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Directors
Stephen Neal
Producers
Sarah GibbsLisa Ausden
Season year
2015
Network
BBC Studios
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IvanaReviewed in the United States on July 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Even if you're not into cars, it's still interesting!
Really great series! I love James May and it's really interesting to see the difference in the car manufacturing plants around the UK. We ordered a MINI 14 years ago and the difference in how the plant worked then and how it works now is astounding.
photoguyReviewed in the United States on January 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome series!
If you love cars and technology (and Minis), this is the series for you. Learned quite a bit about the whole production process.
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