6.9
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The Apprentice (UK)

The Apprentice (UK)

BBC One 2005

Over the course of 12 tough tasks, the 16 candidates will be whittled down until just one victor remains. And plenty of sparks are set to fly in the boardroom along the way!Each week the budding entrepreneurs will be divided into two teams - led by designated Project Managers - that lock horns under the watchful eyes of Lord Sugar's advisor Baroness Karren Brady and new aide Claude Littner.After completing each task both teams return to the boardroom to discuss their inspirational or calamitous experiences and discover which side has triumphed.The winners will be rewarded with a luscious treat while the losing team’s Project Manager must select two colleagues to accompany them back into the boardroom. Lord Sugar will then hear their arguments and fire at least one of them from the competition.The eventual winner of The Apprentice Series 15 will be given the opportunity to be Lord Sugar's business partner and receive an investment to the value of £250,000 founded on the basis of their idea.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Apprentice (UK)

The Apprentice (UK) - S7E14

#1 - The Final

9.00

Season 7 - Episode 14

After eleven tasks, it's finally time for Lord Sugar to choose his business partner. The four finalists each have to face a gruelling interview process on their own. There is nowhere to hide as each of them is grilled by four of Lord Sugar's trusted business colleagues and advisors. Each candidate will also have their business ideas tested to destruction, as their plans for their business with Lord Sugar are put under the microscope. It's the ultimate test of character, as every aspect of their personal and professional lives is scrutinised and judged by the influential interviewers. After they have made their assessments, Lord Sugar's four advisors feed back their opinions and explain their verdicts to him in the boardroom. As the candidates take their turn to plead their case, three will have their dreams shattered as Lord Sugar delivers his final ruling on who will become his business partner.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 4 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S6E9

#2 - Discount Buying

8.67

Season 6 - Episode 9

Alan Sugar summons the seven remaining candidates in the heart of the City and challenges them to purchase a series of unusual items at bargain prices. The teams are split into boys and girls as Karren Brady and Nick Hewer oversee their efforts to find the best deals.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 3 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S5E4

#3 - Episode 4 - Cosmetics

8.50

Season 5 - Episode 4

Week four of Sir Alan Sugars search for his apprentice. Sir Alan Sugar challenges the teams to set up their own cosmetics business.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 12 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S6E10

#4 - London Tours

8.33

Season 6 - Episode 10

Alan Sugar challenges the remaining candidates to set up their London tour company and provide open-top bus excursions for tourists. The budding entrepreneurs also have to map out walking routes to show visitors a lesser known side of the capital, and bid for a potentially lucrative deal with a travel agency.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 3 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S6E14

#5 - The Final and You're Hired

8.33

Season 6 - Episode 14

After eleven gruelling tasks of the job interview from hell, it's finally time for Lord Sugar to choose his next Apprentice. The two finalists are faced with the final task of launching and presenting a new premium alcohol drink to an audience of over one hundred industry experts. Dara O Briain then presents the first opportunity to hear from the winner, as well as the boss himself, in front of an audience including all of this year's candidates. Quizzing the runner-up are comedian Jack Dee, entrepreneur Sarah Willingham and columnist Amanda Platell.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 3 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S6E1

#6 - Bangers

8.29

Season 6 - Episode 1

Lord Sugar meets a fresh batch of candidates in his search for an apprentice, as another series of the business-based reality TV show begins. The first task for the candidates is to produce a range of sausages ready for sale the next morning. They are given a crash-course in crafting the perfect sausage, before hitting the streets at the crack of dawn in the hope of selling their stock, under the watchful eyes of Nick Hewer and Karren Brady. At the end of the day, one candidate will be fired.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 7 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S6E5

#7 - Fashion

8.22

Season 6 - Episode 5

It is week five, and the candidates boldly enter the world of fashion. Lord Sugar ups the ante when he challenges the teams to open pop-up shops at the Trafford Centre in Manchester - one of Europe's largest shopping centres. The teams must select ranges of clothing from some of London's most up-and-coming designers, and are tasked with charming the fashionistas to allow them to represent their brand at retail. Under the ever-watchful eyes of Nick and Karren, the teams swap their business suits for some cool clobber and use every trick in the book to market and promote their stores. In the boardroom, one candidate on the losing team faces a serious dressing-down from Lord Sugar, who is in an unforgiving mood.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 9 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S3E2

#8 - Episode 2 - Dog Accessory

8.20

Season 3 - Episode 2

With one candidate fired last week, the remaining 15 are given the task to design products for dogs. These ideas must then be presented to three pet stores. But will any of the stores approve of what Sir Alan's potential apprentices have to offer them?

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 15 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S2E7

#9 - Episode 7 - Topshop

8.18

Season 2 - Episode 7

The eight survivors try to succeed in the world of fashion at Top Shop in Oxford Circus, London. With Sir Alan and Top Shop owner Phillip Green paying the candidates a surprise visit, how will they cope as they try to find a way to appeal to the teenage fashion market?

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 11 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S7E10

#10 - Flip It

8.18

Season 7 - Episode 10

Called to a north London wholesale warehouse, the teams are met by a nostalgic Lord Sugar, who tells the teams that it was from places like this that he started out buying low to sell high. He gives both teams a pallet carrying 250 pounds' worth of wholesale goods. They must find out what sells best, then re-invest in those products. It is a simple exercise in following the money and increasing sales. The pallets contain cheap nodding dogs, pricey pressure washers, duvet sets, cut-price sunglasses, brollies, watches and more. The prospects for the task look good, and there are quick volunteers for the team leader roles. They have the whole of London to sell to: street markets, houses door-to-door, offices and maps to help find more. The trick is to match the products to the potential market, but some get it badly wrong, taking tacky stuff to snobby areas, or high-priced goods to East End pound shops. For some selling comes naturally, but for others it's a humiliating struggle. In the battle to sell, the teams start to forget the challenge. One team wantonly under-invests, while the other returns to buy an even wider range of products. Arguments about how best to accumulate cash spilt the candidates, leaving both teams in disarray. Lord Sugar nurses hopes for high returns, but in the boardroom they are dashed by dismal results. Turning on the losers, he vents his fury on their performance - particularly their logistics - and the backstabbing begins. In the end there is little to choose between the final three, then the decision is made and an emotional loser hears the words "You're fired!".

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 11 votes.

#11 - Episode 10 - Shopping Channel
8.15
Season 1 - Episode 10

Fouteen candidates compete in tests to win the prize of a job with Sir Alan Sugar. The five remaining candidates try to sell wares on a TV shopping channel.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 13 votes.

#12 - Episode 8 - Marketing Margate
8.14
Season 5 - Episode 8

Alan Sugar sends the candidates to Margate on the Kent coast, where they are challenged to produce an eye-catching series of posters and leaflets designed to attract tourists to the seaside resort. They then have to pitch their campaigns to tourism industry experts, residents and dignitaries, with one of the losing team members ending up in the firing line

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 7 votes.

#13 - Episode 5 - Advertising
8.10
Season 2 - Episode 5

The remaining ten candidates are given the task to promote a card that grants the bearer money for private jets. When they need a private jet, they use the card to show that they have the money.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 10 votes.

#14 - The Final
8.10
Season 7 - Episode 12

After eleven tasks, it's finally time for Lord Sugar to choose his business partner. The four finalists each have to face a gruelling interview process on their own. There is nowhere to hide as each of them is grilled by four of Lord Sugar's trusted business colleagues and advisors. Each candidate will also have their business ideas tested to destruction, as their plans for their business with Lord Sugar are put under the microscope. It's the ultimate test of character, as every aspect of their personal and professional lives is scrutinised and judged by the influential interviewers. After they have made their assessments, Lord Sugar's four advisors feed back their opinions and explain their verdicts to him in the boardroom. As the candidates take their turn to plead their case, three will have their dreams shattered as Lord Sugar delivers his final ruling on who will become his business partner.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 10 votes.

The Apprentice (UK) - S10E8
#15 - Country Show
8.09
Season 10 - Episode 8

The candidates attempt to crack the rural market at the Royal Bath and West show.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 33 votes.

#16 - Episode 3 - Fitness Product
8.09
Season 5 - Episode 3

This week the two teams have to create a new piece of portable gym equipment and create a poster advertising it. They then have to demonstrate the equipment. At the end of the show one of the candidates from the loosing show is fired by Sir Alan.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 11 votes.

#17 - Episode 12 - Chocolates
8.08
Season 5 - Episode 12

The two finalists have just three days to create and brand a new box of chocolates with original flavours before launching them to an audience of industry experts.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 12 votes.

#18 - Street Art
8.06
Season 8 - Episode 8

The eighth task starts with an early morning trip to Waterloo Station, but the teams are not going anywhere; underneath the railway arches is a big screen with a message from Lord Sugar. He tells the teams to take a look around; they are surrounded by graffiti, and this is what they will be selling next. The teams have one day to meet and convince up-and-coming urban artists that they are the right team to represent them in a one-off gallery sale.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 16 votes.

#19 - Episode 12 - Building Design
8.00
Season 3 - Episode 12

The final week and only two candidates remain in the compitition. With former colleagues coming back to help, or possibly hinder, the final task of the season is to plan and present ideas of what to do with a £120 million site that Sir Alan has recently bought. This time however, the final boardroom will reveal who has been hired.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 11 votes.

#20 - Episode 3 - List of Items to Buy
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 3

Twelve candidates are left in the running to become Sir Alan's apprentice. There's a change in the sexual chemistry as Sugar orders a re-shuffle to enable girls and boys to work together for the first time. The business task - buying goods at the lowest possible price - seems simple. Both teams have to buy the same items - a diamond, a bowler hat and a plate of jellied eels - for as little money as possible.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Apprentice (UK) from 17 votes.

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