“Should social services be concerned?” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

Young Apprentice

“It makes you wonder what’s happened in their lives to make them like this. Should social services be concerned?…[Sugar] is like a machine with a handle, that you turn and a previously prepared line comes out – a bit jerkily, like a musical box, because it’s hard to turn the handle at a constant speed, but the joke comes out eventually.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“Somehow this formula feels a little cruel with these youngsters inhabiting it; their suits too big, their blushes so raw, their plush house already ringing with the bitchy voices of a sixth-form common room. Poor lambs. Poor lambs in sheep’s clothing.”
Alex Hardy, The Times

“Completely engrossing..[It] proved to be memorably strange – part memento mori, part history lesson, part study in human curiosity.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“The trouble was unless you were another Egyptologist with a particular fascination for embalming techniques you were never going to get as much out of this programme as the experts. It was billed as all terribly shocking…but actually it wasn’t.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“A gloves-off, thinking-caps-on look at immigration this programme reminded us that while busloads of people are arriving all the time the less useful ones go back home smartish.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express