Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Junk Shops

Episode 4 of 14

Lord Sugar asks the teams to set up second-hand shops in London's fashionable East End, sourcing their stock from auctions, junk shops and car boot sales.

Lord Sugar asks the teams to set up second-hand shops in London's fashionable East End, home to a thriving market in retro and refurbished household goods. The teams must source second-hand stock from auctions, junk shops and car boot sales, and resell at a profit during a one-day-sale from their respective shops.

One team goes for quality, seeking just a few choice items, but even then one team member cannot curb his basic instincts and rifles through rubbish bins in a frantic bid for bargains. The other team go for quantity, filling their shop with bric-a-brac which they plan to upgrade with a lick of paint and a spot of upholstering.

Day two sees the shops open to the public, and as one team's goods are snapped up their stock levels plummet and it looks increasingly unlikely that they will have enough to sell. In the other shop there is plenty to choose from, but customers do not buy into the team's creative efforts and sales take a desperate turn.

Everybody ducks responsibility in the boardroom, but for one candidate there is no hiding from the finger of blame and the dreaded words "You're fired".

1 hour

Last on

Thu 19 Apr 2012 01:10

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Lord Sugar
Participant Lord Sugar
Participant Lord Sugar
Participant Nick Hewer
Participant Nick Hewer
Participant Nick Hewer
Participant Karren Brady
Participant Karren Brady
Participant Karren Brady
Executive Producer Michele Kurland
Executive Producer Michele Kurland
Executive Producer Michele Kurland
Executive Producer Peter Moore
Executive Producer Peter Moore
Executive Producer Peter Moore
Series Producer Cate Hall
Series Producer Cate Hall
Series Producer Cate Hall

Broadcasts

  • Wed 11 Apr 2012 21:00
  • Thu 12 Apr 2012 19:00
  • Wed 18 Apr 2012 01:45
  • Thu 19 Apr 2012 01:10

The Final: Funny Bits

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

Winner's Interview

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

The Apprentice: You're Fired

Meet the latest candidate to be fired.

The Apprentice: Honest Subtitles

Take a funny, alternative look at the tasks with an extra injection of honesty.