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James May's 20th Century

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‘James May's 20th Century' looks at advances in aviation, warfare, medicine and examines the strange story of how the 20th century invented teenagers. Watch as the intrepid James has his brain photographed while he's looking at his favourite cars to see how he reacts to pleasure and the promise of speed. And, in a life-changing experience, James sits in the co-pilot's seat of the RAF's latest supersonic jet fighter, the Typhoon, experiencing a full-power takeoff over Lincolnshire. It can go from brakes-off to 35 000 feet in under 150 seconds. A fascinating tour of the 20th century- a James strives to test out some of the most surprising and influential technological advances of the past hundred years.