Photo: James May with Brian Radam

James May has put back together a Southport lawnmower for new BBC Four TV series called ‘The Reassembler’.

The show is called James May the reassembled and showings start on April 4 staring James May in a workshop reassembling vintage items such as lawnmower sand guitars

The first episode, where May puts together a 1950s petrol lawnmower is all thanks to Brian Radam at the British Lawnmower Museum

James takes on the challenge of reassembling a 1950’s petrol lawnmower, dismantled right down to its basic components to the last nut, bolt & washer, comprising of over 350 pieces from Southport’s British Lawnmower Museum.

The program will show rare footage from 1956 of this once popular 60yr old vintage Southport Lawnmower & its engine being originally cast from molten metal. A popular machine in the 1950’s & 60’s called the Suffolk Colt named after the famous Horse, originally costing £17. 15/- shillings. The idea of the program being understanding how things work.

Brian’s mower features on ‘The Reassembler’. The programme is set to appear on Monday ( April 4) on BBC Four.

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