Budding entrepreneurs, inventors and small businessmen (and women) pitch their ideas to the five "dragons" - real-life business leaders and millionaires, with real cash to invest in the companies they feel will make it. Each 'contestant' must convince the 'dragons' to part with thousands of pounds to make their dreams a reality. Written by
Did You Know?
The show is based upon the Japanese series "Money no Tora" (Money Tiger). There are also Canadian and Australian versions of Dragons' Den. See more
Evan Davis says "Waiting in the whims" instead of "Waiting in the wings" at one point. See more
Duncan Bannatyne - Dragon
When you walk into the bank and ask the bank manager for a loan, and he says "No", all your friends and family will tell you "The bank manager's wrong", when you go into an investor and he says "No", all your friends and family, said "The investor is wrong". You got a fantastic idea, but one day you have to wake up to the reality, and understand... that your friends and family are wrong, and you're wrong, because it is not gonna sell.