|James May: an authentic car buff, and a worthy successor to the Monty Python comic sensibility in British TV.|
Lately I've become weary of Top Gear. It's become a kind of "Brits do Jackass". But James May has turned out to be a real find. BBC America sometimes runs some of his other shows: James May's Toy Stories and James May's Man Lab. Some episodes are on the internet. Here's a link to a particularly funny Man Lab segment, "Bunned Aid for Abingdon", which is at the beginning and end of the hour-long show. The intermediate segments are fine too, just not as hilariously presented.