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Dragons' Den

  • Season 14
  • 16 episodes

Summary

Budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest their own cash.

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Episode 13: Episode 13

Summary

Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins take their seats as a fresh batch of entrepreneurs prepare to give them the elevator pitch of a lifetime. In this episode, an entrepreneur gets emotional when pitching her language teaching for kids, a businessman with a security device for patio doors tries to lock in some Dragon cash and a couple with an innovative device for the hard of hearing get short shrift when they discuss their business set-up. Finally, one half of a duo behind a soup range enters the Den, but with his business partner too camera shy to face the Dragons, will he be able to withstand their interrogation alone?

Review

Dragons’ Den does the business for BBC2. Competing with heavyweights like Endeavour and Antiques Roadshow, it still gets well over two million viewers. Those are the kind of numbers the last series of Top Gear managed in the same Sunday-night slot – with a tyre-scorchingly larger production budget.

Dragons’ Den is just five people in chairs, but for a programme about cash flow and profit margins, it gets surprisingly emotional – and involving. Why? Because so many of the entrepreneurs seem like good people whom we’d like to see succeed. Tonight they include a laid-back inventor from Yorkshire, an over-optimistic language teacher from Durham and a likeable soup-maker from Somerset. Good luck to them…

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Credits

Crew

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PresenterEvan Davis
ParticipantDeborah Meaden
ParticipantPeter Jones
ParticipantTouker Suleyman
ParticipantSarah Willingham
ParticipantNick Jenkins
Series editorDarrell Olsen
Executive producerCeri Aston

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  • Summary

    Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins take their seats as a fresh batch of entrepreneurs prepare to give them the elevator pitch of a lifetime. In this episode, an entrepreneur gets emotional when pitching her language teaching for kids, a businessman with a security device for patio doors tries to lock in some Dragon cash and a couple with an innovative device for the hard of hearing get short shrift when they discuss their business set-up. Finally, one half of a duo behind a soup range enters the Den, but with his business partner too camera shy to face the Dragons, will he be able to withstand their interrogation alone?

    Review

    Dragons’ Den does the business for BBC2. Competing with heavyweights like Endeavour and Antiques Roadshow, it still gets well over two million viewers. Those are the kind of numbers the last series of Top Gear managed in the same Sunday-night slot – with a tyre-scorchingly larger production budget.

    Dragons’ Den is just five people in chairs, but for a programme about cash flow and profit margins, it gets surprisingly emotional – and involving. Why? Because so many of the entrepreneurs seem like good people whom we’d like to see succeed. Tonight they include a laid-back inventor from Yorkshire, an over-optimistic language teacher from Durham and a likeable soup-maker from Somerset. Good luck to them…

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterEvan Davis
    ParticipantDeborah Meaden
    ParticipantPeter Jones
    ParticipantTouker Suleyman
    ParticipantSarah Willingham
    ParticipantNick Jenkins
    Series editorDarrell Olsen
    Executive producerCeri Aston

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