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Street Art

The Apprentice, Series 8 Episode 8 of 14

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. As the candidates meet an edgy bunch of artists, two different schmoozing techniques emerge; one team flatters and fawns, while the other shows off expert knowledge in a bid to win them over. When both teams clash over the same artist, a project manager goes into meltdown and ends up taking a big risk.

When the galleries open, modestly-priced graffiti and monster pictures with even bigger price tags prove hard to shift. But some art does appeal and, when prints and paintings begin to fly off the walls, some surprising top sellers emerge.

Back in the boardroom it is clear that both teams have made big mistakes, but one candidate paints themself into a corner and out of the picture when they hear the words 'you're fired'.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 16 May 2012 01:15
BBC One Northern Ireland, Wales only

Credits

Role Contributor
ParticipantLord Sugar
ParticipantLord Sugar
ParticipantLord Sugar
ParticipantNick Hewer
ParticipantNick Hewer
ParticipantNick Hewer
ParticipantKarren Brady
ParticipantKarren Brady
ParticipantKarren Brady
Executive ProducerMichele Kurland
Executive ProducerMichele Kurland
Executive ProducerMichele Kurland
Executive ProducerPeter Moore
Executive ProducerPeter Moore
Executive ProducerPeter Moore
Series ProducerCate Hall
Series ProducerCate Hall
Series ProducerCate Hall

The Final: Funny Bits

Margaret Mountford

Radio 1 presenter and Apprentice superfan Matt Edmondson shows you his last Funny Bits.

Winner's Interview

Winner's Interview

The winner of The Apprentice 2012 has won a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar.