Our favorite celebrity maker, design shaker is at it again. Since ‘The Big Life Fix’, Jude Pullen has been up to all sorts of shenanigans on his site and Instructables, including the prep of his super-human, inventive, problem-solving capabilities for a new show on UK’s Channel 4 – David Jason’s Great British Inventions.

Here’s a look at the trailer:

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In case you didn’t catch it, David Jason is the older gentleman that is “on a journey of discovery’, out and about experiencing all of the great inventions that shaped products over time, Jude is the one that David apparently has fastened up in the shed creating all sorts incredible gadgets to help explain what’s behind the design.

As Jude explained to me, David goes off and learns about people who invented things and Jude comes in showing how to make it from scratch or illustrate the concept behind the invention, keeping the build to ones and tens of dollars/pounds so others can realistically make it too, completing the picture for the viewer.

What do we have to look forward to? Well, if the trailer is any evidence, there will be bicycles, automobiles, jet packs, hoverboats, airplanes, tanks and, I imagine, much more.

Yes, yes you will, Jude, and we can’t wait to see you.

The show airs TONIGHT, January 21st at 9:00 PM on Channel 4. ” If only it were available in the US!” I know, I know, we need MORE SHOWS LIKE THIS everywhere BUT you should (we hope) be able to catch the episodes online at the show’s homepage. Be sure to follow Jude on Twitter and tell him what you think too!

Oh, and if you were not around seven years ago (!), we interviewed Jude on Engineer vs Designer. He’s done quite a bit since but hearing the chap describe his experience always brings a smile to the face. Listen here.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.