Stephen Graham and Fergus Flanagan are amongst an amazing line-up of experts who demonstrate how to look cool, do a street dance move, get an egg in a bottle and shear a sheep.
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Welcome to the world of epic -
the place where you can become a master at everything on the planet.
No matter what it is, this programme shows you how to do it.
So, sit back, strap yourself in
and get ready to become epic at everything.
Welcome to your total random fix of epicness.
We've got an amazing line-up of experts, hotshots
and all-round dudes with the lowdown on how you can do what they can do.
In just 15 minutes, you will know how to...
Perform an awesome trick.
Look super cool.
Repair a puncture.
Put an egg in a bottle.
Build a dry stone wall.
And this kid shows you how to be a gladiator.
Now, grab some sandwiches,
because we're going for a picnic on Mount Epic.
But first, get ready to bust some moves.
This is a helicopter.
It can be seen flying low and loud
with mighty propellers that can spin up to 500 times every minute.
This is a street dancer.
Can be seen jumping, spinning
and whatever that is.
Also very epic.
But what happens when you mix the two together?
You get the ultimate street dance move.
Hi, I'm Lizzie Gough, and I'm going to show you how to do the helicopter.
This is truly an epic move.
Yeah, that looks amazing. Show us the moves, Lizzie.
You're going to start with your knees bent.
-You want to be on the balls of your feet.
Now, you're going to transfer your weight onto the side
and take the opposite leg out.
Now you're going to make
a full rotation with this foot.
As you do that, you transfer your weight onto the other hand.
Easy for you to say!
You want to jump this leg
over the top of the other leg.
You've got to be kidding!
Then your leg rotates all the way around to make a full circle.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Just a minute, dancing lady. Let's rewind.
Rest on the balls of your feet.
Stick your leg out and support yourself with the opposite arm.
Swing your leg in a circle,
transferring your weight to the other arm.
Now, hop over your stuck-out leg to complete the rotation.
Then practise, a lot.
So, once you've mastered that, you can do it a little faster
and it looks a bit like this...
And that's how you do an epic helicopter.
Make sure you don't take off.
So, now you're an epic dancer, school disco ready - wahey!
What are you going to wear?
Don't panic, this guy's got all the answers.
Cool people. What is their secret?
Well, judging by this lot, standing around looking moody is the key.
But just to make sure, we've got rap megastar Lethal Bizzle
to show you how to turn your geek into chic.
Yo, I'm Lethal Bizzle, and I'm a rapper
and I've also got my own clothing line.
And I'm going to teach you how to look cool.
I'm all ears, Mr Bizzle.
Looking cool is not about what you wear, but how you wear it.
Don't be afraid to be different.
Individuality is the key to a great style.
Cool. I don't dress like anyone else anyway.
Keep it simple.
You don't need the bling, the chains, and all that.
Jeans and a shirt, always cool.
Jeans on, bling off. Check!
It's all about standing out from the crowd.
Accessories can help with that.
Backpacks. Sunglasses. A snapback.
If you want to look really cool, obviously, turn it backwards.
Right, I'm feeling cooler already. Anything else?
If you feel cool on the inside you're going to look cool on the outside.
Always be yourself. If you're happy with how you look, then big up.
Thank you, Mr Bizzle, I feel good and I look good. Bye-bye!
Isn't he cool? Do you know what else are cool?
Walls. And there's only one thing cooler than walls -
this farmer, who builds them.
Epic-ers, want to do a bit of manual labour
that's so extreme that it's just downright extreme?
There's 180,000 miles
of dry stone walling in Britain that needs rebuilding.
So, we've got you a Welsh farmer on a hill to show you how to do it.
I'm Gareth Wyn Jones
and I'm going to show you how to build a dry stone wall.
Impressive rock formation.
This is a dry stone wall made by piling stones on top of each other.
Sounds easy enough.
-It's not as easy as it sounds.
And there are only a handful of people that know how to do it.
I'm in! G-Dog, let's get dry stone walling!
You start at the bottom and work your way up.
Got you, G-Unit. Go low.
There's no cement used here.
It's the way we lift them that makes them last hundreds of years.
When I say lift, I mean lifting the wall.
10-4, take it high. What's next, G-Force?
You start wide at the bottom and work your way narrow to the top.
This is the same technique as they used in the Stone Age
and we use it today.
Kick it prehistoric. Are we done? Oh...
This is like a big jigsaw.
You need to make sure that all the pieces interlock.
Locking and popping - got it, G-Down.
This technique is handed down from generation to generation.
My father taught me and I'm teaching my son now.
Got it, Dad. Ahem! I mean, G-Dad.
Last, but not least,
you need to be very strong but very careful.
OK, G-Boss, safety first.
And that's how you build a dry stone wall.
G-Man, you're my hero.
If you're hyped and up for a bucket-load more epicness
then look no further - there's this lot coming your way.
Our own King of Uselessness shows you how to do this.
You learn how to do that.
And fix this.
But first, fancy being a gladiator?
Well, this kid will show you how.
Gladiators - the celebs of ancient Rome.
They were pretty epic, but how could you become one?
Think you don't need to know? Well, picture the scene...
You're on holiday in Ancient Rome
and the family decide to go to the Colosseum for a bit of death.
As you walk in, a Roman guard hands you a dagger and a shield.
Except they're not souvenirs.
It's fight time and you're doing the fighting.
Looks like you need some gladiator skills, and fast.
So, how do you become a gladiator?
To tell you everything you need to know
about how to survive the dreaded Colosseum,
we've got top actor and history fan, Stephen Graham.
He'll GLADly talk you through the facts. I thank you.
So, you're going to be a gladiator?
Firstly, gladiators were either prisoners or slaves.
-Get in there! Grr.
If you was a gladiator and you didn't fancy dying, then you had to be fit.
You could practise by fighting on a man made of straw.
Grr! HA! HA! HA!
If you didn't fight well enough, your trainer would whip you.
Come here, boy!
Once you were fully trained and kitted up,
it was finally time to get out there and fight.
Bring it on. Fight!
Oh... Looks like we've lost. What now, Stephen?
You begged for mercy by putting your hand in the air.
The Emperor would then turn to the crowd, who would determine your fate.
Do they accept bribes?
The crowds would either shout "Lugula"...
-Lugula! Lugula! Lugula!
..which means "kill him!"
What you would want to hear was "Mitte!" Which means "Let him go."
-Mitte! Mitte! Mitte!
Yes, you've done it. Freedom!
Unfortunately, "Mitte" didn't mean that you could actually go.
It just meant that you was allowed to fight another day.
Of course. Great(!)
And that is how to be a gladiator.
Thanks, Stephen. I'm off to cancel my holiday to Italy. See ya!
Gladiators didn't ride bikes, but if they did,
they would need to listen up
cos this guy's going to show you a must-have piece of know-how.
I'm Aaron Stannage and this is how to fix a bike puncture.
Aaron is a champion wheelier, so he WHEELIE knows his stuff.
First, turn your bike upside down and take the punctured wheel off.
Makes sense. What's next?
You need to take your tyre off and pull the punctured inner tube out.
Inner tube out - check. But how do I know where the hole is?
When you dip it in water, you're going to find the bubbles,
and the air will be escaping from where the hole is.
Bubble equals hole - genius!
You're going to mark the punctured area with chalk.
You're going to sand it down to make it rough.
Apply a patch from the puncture repair kit to seal the hole.
Fix a puncture with a puncture repair kit.
Sounds crazy, but it might just work!
Put the tube back in the tyre, inflate, and ride.
And that is how you fix a puncture.
Easy. Thanks, Aaron.
Pretty useful stuff, right?
Well, if knowledge is your aim and doing cool stuff is your game,
then there is only one name you need - Max.
He's the Prince of Pointlessness, the Emperor of the Absurd,
the Saint of Silliness.
He's Max Byrne and he's always got a trick
that's totally useless but brilliant.
And this time, you'll need an egg...
and a bottle.
Namaste. I'm Max Byrne. Tsss!
And I'm going to show you how to get this egg into this bottle.
Your mother has sent you to school with a hard-boiled egg in your bag.
But she hasn't given you anything safe to put it into.
Apart from a bottle.
That has actually happened to me.
But it doesn't fit into the bottle. It doesn't fit! What do you do?
Now, you're going to need an adult for this.
Safety first, guys.
You light this match, you drop it into the bottle.
You place your egg on top of the bottle.
What happens next is awesome.
That match is burning up all the oxygen inside the bottle.
Now, in theory, that should create a vacuum
strong enough to suck the egg into the bottle.
Come on, egg!
And that's how you get an egg into a bottle. Nearly.
Well, you should never put all your eggs in one bottle anyway.
Well, half of it, anyway.
Right, guys, it's time for one last stop on the train line of epirrific.
Get your mates round, quick -
you're about to become the master of this magic trick.
Magicians are magic. Obviously.
They do really cool stuff, like throwing up cards.
So, now you want to be a magician, right? Of course you do.
Well, here's epic magic man Fergus Flanagan, to show a trick
that will amaze your audience and leave your friends flabbergasted.
Hi, I'm Fergus Flanagan and I'm here to teach you guys at home
how to make one solid pass through another solid.
I'm going to start off by wrapping the tinfoil around the plastic cup
so it looks like that.
Now I'm going to place the cup over the coin.
On the count of three,
that coin is going to pass straight through the table.
Are you ready?
That one didn't seem to work.
I tell you what, we'll try it again.
Instead of the coin going through the table,
why don't we make the cup go through? Ready?
And that is how you pass a cup straight through a solid table.
Now, how did you do it? Come on, spill the beans.
So the first part of this trick is to wrap
a piece of tinfoil around the plastic cup.
So take your cup and place it over the coin.
Now, when you lift the cup, obviously the coin hasn't gone through.
Now, this is where the secret move happens.
You're going to drop the cup out of the tinfoil onto your lap.
And I bet you didn't even see it's gone.
Unless you can slow it down and see it from multiple angles.
This time, you say, "We're going to take it one step further."
So, you say, instead of the coin, you're going
to pass the cup through the table.
Which is obviously much more difficult.
Three, two, one...
And then you can show that you've impossibly made a cup
pass through a solid object.
Right, to amaze your mates you need to wrap your cup in tinfoil
and claim you're going to make a coin disappear through a table.
Fail on purpose, then sneakily drop the cup on your knee.
Then claim you're going to make the cup pass through the table instead
and slam the foil flat. Boom!
Your mates are going to think you've done real magic.
Beat that, Harry Potter.
Now, go and practise and have fun fooling your friends.
Right, that brings us to the end
of 15 minutes of total random epicness.
You should now be able to try this...
and even that.
Now, go forth and be epic at everything.
Stephen Graham and Fergus Flanagan are amongst an amazing line-up of experts who demonstrate how to look cool, do a street dance move, get an egg in a bottle, be a gladiator, shear a sheep, fix a bike puncture and do an amazing magic trick.