Category Archives: TV reviews

Only the art-less can afford art

It seemed mighty unfair that the girls should lose the task. Kicking off a new series of BBC’s Apprentice, the first task was to design, make and sell printed items. The girls’ team Sterling produced some excellent ideas. Even the … Continue reading

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Gareth Malone has vision

Gareth Malone demonstrates real flair in judging how far he can take his choir. With real vision he takes them to the very best place they could reach. Continue reading

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Old heads on young shoulders

BBC’s Young Apprentice kicks off the 2011 series just like any other. The difference is: the candidates are all about 16. Are these young pretenders any better or any worse than the usual assortment of desperate hopefuls? Skip the first … Continue reading

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It’s tough being a Dragon!

It’s hard to believe how few investment opportunities there are on BBC’s Dragons’ Den. Sure there are plenty of hopeless cases, but this exactly mirrors real life. The difference is that in the Den you get a short, sharp shock if … Continue reading

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Do you have to be nasty to win The Apprentice?

Or do you have to be a workaholic? Early twenties perhaps, or win nearly every task? This year’s Apprentice was the best ever! The new format looking for a £250k investment rather than a salaried job, was a winner. Because if … Continue reading

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Do you really want to win The Apprentice?

Have you ever been to a job interview and just didn’t fancy it? Does the reality of what it might be like match your earlier expectations? So far, BBC’s Apprentice has only really considered things from Lord Sugar’s perspective. It’s … Continue reading

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Giving the nod to Lord Sugar

If you have an annoying trait it gets mercilessly thrown back at you on BBC’s Apprentice. By Episode 10, inventor Professor Tom Pellereau’s incessant nodding has started to grate on us, and Lord Sugar in particular. How bizarre then, that on this … Continue reading

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This is a process of elimination

Blundering about on BBC’s Apprentice each week may be “a learning process”. Tom hoped this would be ok in last week’s lamentable biscuit episode, but it cuts no mustard with Lord Sugar. In exchange for a £ quarter million investment, … Continue reading

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Is Jim sunny or sinister?

One of the real pleasures of BBC’s Apprentice is seeing the characters develop over the weeks. Perhaps the most striking character so far has been Jim Eastwood. Jim has many of us under his spell. Well, he had us anyway. His card … Continue reading

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Zoe tears up Edna’s MBA

How can someone as qualified as Edna lose out in the end-of-episode Boardroom duel on BBC’s Apprentice? Edna has an MBA she tells us. It’s her closing gambit to impress Lord Sugar, as she and Zoe are the final two … Continue reading

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