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The Apprentice

Wed May 15, 9-10pm, BBC1

Series nine, episode three
It’s sometimes suggested that selling tasks provide the best entertainment on ‘The Apprentice’. But we’d beg to differ. Watching these jokers attempt to design something is reliably hilarious. This week, it’s flatpack furniture. Accordingly, there’s a face-off between what looks like an electric chair and an item best described as a box with some wheels attached to it. The industry bods tasked with sitting through the earnest pitches for some of these items must howl with laughter afterwards.

Anyway, with one team dominated by a single, overbearing individual and the other dividing into domineering and silently resentful factions, this is another interesting episode. We’d say Sugar’s got the firings right so far – the remaining contenders are odd enough to keep us entertained for a few weeks yet.