Tag Archives: BBC TV

English proud of Stella

Stella English was an unsurprising winner for BBC’s Apprentice 2010. She has been exceptionally good from the moment she won the task for the boys in episode 2. This was the best series of The Apprentice I have seen. It … Continue reading

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Was Paloma too smooth?

In last week’s episode of BBC’s The Apprentice, in some ways it was a surprise to see such a good candidate getting “fired”. Paloma was well-presented and articulate. Certainly her image was excellent. Image is important of course. I would certainly recommend … Continue reading

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How to win your task: Stella Apprentice

The contrast between success and failure on BBC’s The Apprentice Episode 2 could not be more clear. Head girl Stella led the boys to victory, while Laura led the girls of St Trinians to nothing. Stella’s team won the task of designing a beach … Continue reading

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The Apprentice: how to get fired

Desperate Dan is the first to get the chop in BBC’s new series of The Apprentice. But where did he go wrong? The first clue is to watch Karren Brady. When she stares in disbelief and starts taking notes, you can … Continue reading

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The Apprentice: what lies in store?

Lord Sugar’s assistant, Nick Hewer, was reported in “The Times” yesterday as saying it never ceased to amaze him how contestants failed to learn anything from watching previous series (BBC “The Apprentice“! With a new series starting, and I must … Continue reading

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How did they win the Battle of Britain?

Watching “The Battle of Britain“, on BBC with Ewan and Colin McGregor, I found it impossible to stop the deep emotion welling up in me. These are two brothers, Ewan an actor and Colin a modern-day fighter pilot, exploring this epic battle and flying Spitfires … Continue reading

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