Wednesday, 6 June 2012

James May

I watch very little television these days, but one person who occasionally makes it worthwhile is the British broadcaster James May. Just recently I have been studying his work closely.

Best known as part of the Top Gear presentation team, he has also made numerous educational and science-orientated programmes for the BBC. Cultured, and with an infectious enthusiasm about technology and science, and a keen appreciation of history, he manages to combine the erudite and eloquent with a common touch, a rare achievement indeed.

True, he occasionally exaggerates one facet or other of his on-screen persona, to suit the demands of particular circumstances, but he is never less than entertaining and endearing.  He has probably enthused more young people about science and related subjects than any number of officially-sanctioned "experts". He has certainly had that effect on me....

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