Man’s Work

MONDAY JULY 23
MAN’S WORK

DOCUMENTARY

Ashley Hames (Sin Cities) turns his hand to some of the world’s toughest and most dangerous jobs in a bid to transform himself from pampered lay about to real man. Tonight: Gaucho Cowboy – Brazil. 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 24 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?

MAN’S WORK: Gaucho Cowboy – Brazil, Monday 23rd July at 10.00pm

MAN’S WORK: Fire-Fighter, Edmonton
SERIES FINAL
Monday 18 June at 10:00pm

Ashley Hames (Sin Cities) continues his ‘tour of duty’, performing some of the world’s toughest and most dangerous jobs in a bid to transform himself from pampered layabout to real man. Does he have the guts and drive to carry out a real man’s work?

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 regime 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.

MAN’S WORK, Monday 18 June at 10:00pm on PRIME

MAN’S WORK: Opal Miner – Lightening Ridge, Australia
SERIES
Monday 11 June at 10:00pm

Ashley Hames (Sin Cities) continues his ‘tour of duty’, performing some of the world’s toughest and most dangerous jobs in a bid to transform himself from pampered layabout to real man. Does he have the guts and drive to carry out a REAL man’s work?

Lightning Ridge, deep in the depths of Central Australia, is a place where you go to disappear. Hundreds of miles from anywhere, this is a town of drunks, drifters and fighters, where money comes second to the elusive and dangerous mistress that is the opal. With his charming hillbilly mentor Kim Botfield at his side, Ashley has set his sights on becoming rich the old fashioned way… work, work, blow something up, have a beer, followed by more work. With temperatures reaching 50°C on an almost daily basis, Ashley is pushed to his limits as he controls huge drilling rigs, works a massive jackhammer, and learns that out here, all the explosives experts smoke – apparently it aids concentration. Greg Dunn, the local bad boy lends a hand, however his seventeen year old girl friend Lana (New South Wales’ top female boxer) constantly questions Ashley’s right to call himself a man – an argument that unsurprisingly ends in a hastily arranged outback ring. With cinema not an option out here, Ash heads out with one of Kim’s best mates, the charmingly named Smut and his bulldog Fuckyou (what else) for an evening of pig hunting and beer drinking, before heading back for his last chance to find the very thing that drives the people here crazy… his very own opal.
MAN’S WORK, Monday 11 June at 10:00pm, only on PRIME

MAN’S WORK: Crime Scene Cleaner – San Francisco
SERIES
Monday 4 June at 10:00pm

Ashley Hames (Sin Cities) continues his ‘tour of duty’, performing some of the world’s toughest and most dangerous jobs in a bid to transform himself from pampered layabout to real man. Does he have the guts and drive to carry out a REAL man’s work?

Crime Scene Cleaners, a San Francisco based company run by the love him or loathe him character of Neil Smithers, have turned horror into a 24 hour mass money making business. They serve the nation – law enforcement agencies, businesses and private individuals as they act as the grim reaper’s housekeepers. If we told you that Ashley’s mentor Neil’s motto is ‘pray for death’, you’ll have some idea of what to expect from this emotionally charged show as our man is pushed to the edge by some of the worst situations he’s ever likely to encounter. On arrival he’s instantly taken aback by Neil’s take on death – and as the show continues, Ashley tries to get to the heart of a man who it seems has none. With a final gruesome and affecting clean up on his hands, this really is one job that takes it toll.
MAN’S WORK, Monday 4 June at 10:00pm, only on PRIME

MAN’S WORK: Anti-Narcotics Police Force – Bogotá, Colombia
SERIES
Monday 28 May at 10:00pm

Ashley Hames (Sin Cities) turns his hand to some of the world’s toughest and most dangerous jobs in a bid to transform himself from pampered layabout to real man! Does he have the guts and drive to carry out a REAL man’s work?

With so much action packed into one week it is a surprise that Ashley wants to leave Colombia. After meeting his mentor, Major Fernando Buuitrago, at Pihaos Jungle training school, Ashley goes on an all guns blazing series of intensive training, involving assault rifle and machine gun shooting. Before heading onto the notorious streets of Bogotá, Ashley’s nerve is tested as he has to abseil and jump into a lake from a helicopter instead of showering in the morning. The action hero type training sets Ashley up for an interesting week, during which he patrols the streets, is called to blowup a suspect package, and even arrest a cocaine dealer.
MAN’S WORK, Monday 28 May at 10:00pm, only on PRIME