Sugar on Sunday

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by · Comments Off 

For those who keep Wednesdays free for The Apprentice, some annoying news… Read more

Rivers of blood

Friday, May 1, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Although The Apprentice boulders along in fine form, its celeb-tinted US godfather is even more watchable. Read more

You’re fried

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

The most extraordinary Apprentice USA boardroom ever… Read more

Who’s hosting Comic Relief

Thursday, January 29, 2009 by · 6 Comments 

David Tennant will be hosting the first hour of Comic Relief Night it’s been revealed today. Read more

Two thousand and heaven

Friday, December 28, 2007 by · Comments Off 

I’m currently working through this year’s Off The Telly review of the year. The piece is a collaborative effort, so not all the opinions espoused therein are mine. That being the case I thought it might be a bit of fun to post here a list of my entirely own favourite programmes from 2007 – feel free to add yours to the following: Read more

Who will be the next… Dyke-oon?

Monday, October 1, 2007 by · Comments Off 

If OTT ever created a show, it would be this one. Well, this one in principle.  Read more

“Do you want to Fruka?”

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Sadly, knee-deep in various Other Commitments [shudder!], I don’t have the time to write a properly-thought-out-with-actual-arguments-and-that review of last night’s Tycoon, but I feel I must share some thoughts about this first effort from Peter Jones’ production company… starring Peter Jones. Read more

Corporate reshuffle

Friday, June 15, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Well, I’d made the assumption Peter Jones was “out” when it came to the next series of Dragons’ Den but, as per today’s press release from the Beeb, the self-styled tycoon is still on board.  Read more

“I’m the most belligerent person you’ll ever come across”

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 by · Comments Off 

“Sleep when you’re dead – live the dream.” Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 by · Comments Off 

[NB: Ben Stanberry was the first of this year's apprentices to be dispatched by Sir Alan Sugar.] Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 by · Comments Off 

To use Sugar parlance, we’re into the “burn down” now. Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Being perhaps the last person in the country to have cottoned on to The Apprentice and only ever having watched two episodes previously, it is with a sense of curious detachment that I find myself being drawn to this evening’s edition. Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 by · Comments Off 

In a quiet episode, it was apt that it was the quiet man who finally got the chop. Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 by · Comments Off 

So here we are – another week of watching the unhirable being vetted by the undesirable. Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 by · Comments Off 

“It’s cold up there,” whispers Lindsay Duncan in GBH when tartly reminding her father of his lofty position in British society. “So cold.” Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 by · Comments Off 

It’s the reality show for people who don’t like, even expressly detest, reality shows. Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Part reality-TV car crash, part Big Boy’s Book of Business, The Apprentice is a television show many people end up loving without really understanding why. Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Let’s brainstorm some words to describe the new series of The Apprentice, shall we? Marker pens at the ready… Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 by · Comments Off 

If I had a bomb, and a place to drop it from, I’d drop it on you, business hopefuls. Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 by · Comments Off 

During last week’s episode of The Apprentice, two particular personalities were highlighted. Jo and Syed found it hard to make a good impression, simply because their estimation of what they needed to do and say, and what was actually required, were so wide of the mark. Read more

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