Personal Services Required
From au-pairs to PAs, one in three UK families employ some sort of domestic help - but how are they chosen? This series looks at the selection process, as families road test hand-picked candidates.
EP01 - Housekeepers
Two families test the credentials of three potential housekeepers. Danny and Gabriella Grasso look for someone to manage their five-bedroom executive home in Bedfordshire, but the long working hours they demand appear to be causing problems. Craig and Marjorie Walsh hope to find someone suitable to work at their luxury dog resort and spa, but the singing of one of the candidates drives Craig to distraction
EP02 - Personal Assistants
Tension ensues when experienced PR worker Suzi Alexson and demanding entrepreneur Peter Rosenfeld attempt to find personal assistants.
EP03 - House Managers
Marketing agency owner and single father of two teenage daughters Thomas Hughes gives three prospective house managers a trial in his Buckinghamshire home. The trio also attempt to impress life peer Lady Swinton, who needs someone reliable to look after her 200-acre Yorkshire estate and all the staff.
EP04 - Au Pair
Three candidates are given the opportunity to impress a working single mother and a couple who work as hairdressers in the hope of landing a job as an au pair. As well as dealing with the children, the hopefuls have to contend with a pile of ironing, a reel of sticky tape and strict rules, before a mix-up between cat and breakfast bowls ensures things get personal.