Dragons' Den

Series 9 - Episode 5

Radio Times
Review by:
Jack Seale

Topping and tailing tonight’s show are joggers who have thought of a way to revolutionise leaflet distribution and a couple who haven’t thought of a way to revolutionise pantomimes – and do a theatrical pitch that goes on and on without telling the dragons anything. Yet Peter Jones says it’s “visually the best we’ve ever had”. Tip for future applicants: bring a wand and some sparkly slippers.

But the most memorable product is a portable toilet, in the form of a folding stool with a hole in the seat and a bin bag provided. Something for the discerning camper who doesn’t mind excreting into a bag, but isn’t willing to hover.

About this programme

5/10. Two business partners turn the Den into a makeshift theatre, hoping to get the Dragons to invest in their pantomime company. Another entrepreneur seems more interested in regaling them with a story about growing up in South Africa than providing a sound business plan for his garden-furniture pitch. Hilary Devey, Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden and Duncan Bannatyne also meet two joggers with an idea for a fast-paced delivery service and a mother who thinks she has a solution to outdoor toilet needs.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Evan Davis
Peter Jones
Duncan Bannatyne
Theo Paphitis
Deborah Meaden
Hilary Devey

Crew

Executive Producer
Sam Lewens
Series Producer
Zoe Thorman
Categories
Education