• Air date: 25 Oct '11 5 episodes
      James May and the Man Lab crew set out build, solve, invent and generally do manly things.
  • List of Episodes (5)
    • 1. James builds a pool table

      25 Oct '11
      James and Oz Clarke break out of Dartmoor Prison, evade a team of trackers and navigate their way across moors using only a map and compass in their latest attempt to re-skill the modern male. James tests his own abilities further as he takes on what he feels is the most threatening challenge facing men today - remembering names at a dinner party.
    • 2. James fells a tree to make toilet paper

      01 Nov '11
      James May returns for a new action-packed series, as he continues his epic quest to re-skill the modern male. This programme sees James and the team reunite a teenage rock band, now middle-aged, and gets them to play their first concert in 20 years - in front of 5,000 unsuspecting festival goers. James also demonstrates his own axe skills as he fells a tree, makes toilet paper out of Richard Hammond's autobiography and learns how to tame his fears by going on a good old-fashioned ghost hunt in
    • 3. James casts a lemon squeezer

      08 Nov '11
      James May takes to the catwalk to liberate men from the tyranny of fashion and promote the one item of clothing they'll ever need - a cunningly modified boiler suit. He also does his bit for the British space project by sending the ashes of a cat and a budgie 100,000 feet into the stratosphere, re-forms some impractical kitchen items into the perfect lemon squeezer in his very own foundry, and teaches Man Lab's musically-challenged males how to cheat at playing the guitar.
    • 4. James builds a coracle out of willow

      15 Nov '11
      James May attempts to prove the impossible - that an Englishman can take a penalty and score. He will need to keep a cool head as he'll be taking the penalty in front of 20,000 baying German fans on the exact spot where England were knocked out of the 2006 World Cup. Plus, James reinstates an ancient ferry crossing by building a boat from little more than bendy sticks, creates an indoor garden in the ultimate brown field site - the toilet, and builds the world's first multi-functional Swiss Arm
    • 5. James shows how to cook christmas dinner

      18 Dec '11
      In this Christmas special James and the team try to create their own Christmas miracle, by making it snow. Oz Clarke is dispatched in a small plane armed with a salt shaker to see if cloud seeding really will produce the desired effect. Back in the Man Lab, James invents a Christmas tree decorating blunderbuss gun, he discovers the easiest way to wrap presents and he attempts to transform the tired Christmas cracker by making his own with shocking results. Along with a military planned Christmas