For those of use who think that James May is the best Top Gear presenter, not Jeremy Clarkson or the Hamster, I think we have a new hero and a brilliant six part series to watch. The Boat That Guy Built is a half hour show on every Wednesday (episode two is on tonight 9/3/11) and features motorcycle racer and TT legend Guy Martin fitting out an old canal boat with the help of his best mate, Mave, and using only the techniques and inventions from the Industrial Revolution. For example in last weeks episode they decided the most important thing before they started anything else was to be able to make a cup of tea – Guy Martin is famous for his love of tea and there is even a saying that he will pass anything on the road except a tea van. They made a bowl to boil water in from scratch creating there own liquid iron and Guy made some mugs for it by throwing his own clay and then firing it.
It is definitely worth a watch and Guy Martin is definitely a star in the making with a brilliant and excitable personality that makes him come off as a really nice bloke on TV. You can watch the first episode on iPlayer here