Preview – James May’s Big Trouble in Model Britain

James May trains
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The one Grand Tour star to not totally burn his bridges to the BBC returns to cover another of his passions: toys, as he looks at the history of Hornby.

Since its founding in 1901, Hornby has faced many changes, and is now a struggling business. Over the past five years the company has lost £30million. May follows the men (and they are all men) who are trying to keep Hornby afloat, ranging from staff to volunteers who love the products they make.

These men include Simon Kohler, who is trying to reconnect with customers following a four year hiatus away from the firm, and head archivist Peter, who doesn’t mince his words when it comes to how Hornby has been managed.

James May’s Big Trouble in Model Britain is on BBC Four at 21.00.

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