Ashley Hames experiences some of the world's toughest and most dangerous jobs in a bid to transform himself from pampered layabout to a real man. He is pushed to the extreme limits of mental, physical and emotional endurance, whether soaked at sea on an Alaskan crab fishing boat or on the intimidating streets of Bogot with the Colombian Anti Narcotics Police Force. Does he have the guts and drive to carry out a REAL man's work?
S01:E01 - Crab Fisherman
The fishermen of Alaska eke out a living in a lethal, pitiless environment.
S01:E02 - Heli-Logger
Ashley Hames attempts to make a man of himself by journeying to countries around the world.
S01:E03 - Anti-Narcotics Police Force
Ashley Hames joins the anti-narcotics arm of the Columbian police force.
S01:E04 - Rural Fire-fighter
Ashley joins the Salt Ash Fire Brigade and learns what it takes to be a hero.
S01:E05 - Crime Scene Cleaner
Crime Scene Cleaners serve as the grim reaper's housekeepers.
S01:E06 - Opal Miner
Ashley tries his hand at opal mining in Australia, learning how to drill holes by hand.
S01:E07 - JDF Coast Guard
Ashley performs duties at sea as a member of the Jamaican Coast Guard.
S01:E08 - Fire Fighter
After doing some of the most strenuous and hottest training in his life Ashley is allowed to join Platoon 1 of the Edmonton Fire Service. Along an emotional journey where Ashley and his mentor Todd become life-long friends Ashley learns to abseil upside down and tackles blazing fires in burning houses at one of the best Fire Schools in the world. After a training that was so physically grueling it nearly broke him, Ashley joins the Platoon and is promptly turned into the butt of many practical jokes as he goes through Rookie Hell. By the end of the week Ashley has found out how tough these guys really are and what horrific encounters they have been through, which makes them all heroes in his eyes.
S01:E09 - Football Manager
Ashley takes over as manager of the Slough Town F.C. for a week.
S01:E10 - Stunt Man
In New Zealand Ashley Hames takes some hair raising driving lessons, and catches fire several times.
S01:E11 - Gaucho Cowboy
The gaucho cowboys are renowned for being tough and great in the saddle. Ashley isn't. He hasn't taken up the reins for over twenty-four years, but that doesn't deter him in his quest to become as tough as his mentor Juliano, who has been breaking wild horses since he was eleven. As Ashley's confidence improves, he is allowed to do more around the ranch, including lassoing a calf, driving cattle and performing internal examinations of pregnant cows. But will he ever manage to pass the true test of gaucho manhood by riding a wild horse?
S01:E12 - Aussie Rules Football Player
Ashley joins the Sydney Swans and is helped by mentor Nick Davis.
S01:E13 - Mountain Patrol Search and Rescue
Ashley joins the Rescue and Avalanche Mitigation Team at Moonlight Basin, Mont.
S01:E14 - Best of Man's Work Pt. 1
Some of the show's best segments along with some that did not air.
S01:E15 - Best of Man's Work Pt. 2
Ashley fires weapons, goes hog hunting and is scolded by a ship captain.