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Topic: Re:The Apprentice
Posted by: Phil Kay
Date/Time: 15/10/14 11:29:00

A couple of years ago I was at a school event where a young woman talked about her experience on The Apprentice, having been "fired" after the 7th or 8th task.

She made 3 points that I remember.  Firstly, there was no time to do anything as project manager as she was constantly being whisked away to do a piece to camera about how badly everything was going.  She said that she had 5 hours for her task and was either in front of the camera or in makeup for 2 hours of this.

Secondly, those who were not careful to befriend the camera crew are the ones shown with no makeup and / or in their pyjamas made to "answer the phone" in the early morning.

Thirdly, the Boardroom is in an extremely hot studio in Acton, hence the use of the cafe in Park Royal during several series.

I don't think the programme has any merit as a documentary of the hiring process but as car crash TV it can be engrossing.  What I really don't understand though is what Lord Sugar's sidekicks get out of it.  To my eyes, they appear as curmudgeonly old duffers always criticising and looking mournful.  How does this promote their careers?  Yet they come back time and again.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
The Apprentice15/10/14 10:37:00 Alastair Banton
   Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 10:43:00 Vanessa Smith
   Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 10:44:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 10:55:00 Trudie Fuller
         Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 10:57:00 Georgina Flint
            Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:04:00 Pete Mayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:21:00 Andy Ryan
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:27:00 Colin Jordan
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:28:00 Alastair Banton
               Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:29:00 Phil Kay
                  Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:32:00 Alastair Banton
                     Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:34:00 Phil Kay
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:40:00 Alastair Banton
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:48:00 Nick Jenkins
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 11:53:00 Alastair Banton
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 12:58:00 Julian Pavey
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 13:06:00 Julian Pavey
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 13:20:00 Phillip Tait
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 13:33:00 Sam Hearn
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 13:42:00 Colin Jordan
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 14:27:00 Adam Beamish
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Apprentice15/10/14 14:33:00 Pete Mayes

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