James May

The best travel shows to satisfy your wanderlust

Amazing Hotels (Credit: BBC) and Jack Whitehall Travels With my Father (Credit: Netflix)

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Netflix

World-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain combines great food, diverse cultures and adventure in travel series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. The series follows Bourdain as he travels all over the globe, immersing himself in different ways of life.

Top Gear's Rory Reid: from mega-fan to superstar

Top Gear, Chris Evans, Matt le Blanc,

“There’s a stretch of time from mid-November where I’ll be away for weeks at a time” he says.

I am meeting Rory in the upstairs bar of a pub just around the corner from the BBC in central London.

As I arrive Reid is just polishing off his lunch in the otherwise empty bar. He’s friendly, relaxed, and nothing at all like his famously starving predecessor Jeremy Clarkson.

Reid is one of the main presenters of the BBC’s new and improved Top Gear line up, joining Friends star Matt le Blanc and motoring journalist Chris Harris.

Amazon's The Grand Tour arrives in November

Grand Tour, Clarkson

In a new trailer, Amazon announced that the much-anticipated series will be hitting screens around the world on 18 November 2016.

Unusually for Amazon series, the show will be released in weekly episodes for 12 weeks, rather than all at once.

Producer Andy Wilman said at last month’s Edinburgh International Television Festival that he felt the series would suit a weekly release as it was not binge-watch television.

 

Top entertainment TV for 2016

David Walliams, Lip Sync Battle, UK, Mel B, Professor Green

The year is coming to an end, it is time to remember fondly the past year’s television treats, and look forward to what 2016 will bring in TV entertainment.

 

Lip Sync Battle UK - Channel 5

This American import is being given a very special British makeover. Hosted by former Spice Girl Mel B and rapper Professor Green, the show will have all your favourite celebrities miming their hearts out for the studio audience’s votes. 

Lip Sync Battle UK starts on 8 January 2016