The BEST Episodes of Dragons' Den

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2019

Network: BBC Two

The show allows several entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their varying business ideas to a panel of five wealthy investors, the "Dragons" of the show's title, and pitch for financial investment while offering a stake of the company in return. Dragons' Den is a British television series, hosted by Evan Davis.

Where They Are Now

#1 - Where They Are Now

Season 1 - Episode 7

star 9.00
2 votes
Episode 11: The Best of Season 3

#2 - Episode 11: The Best of Season 3

Season 3 - Episode 11

star 8.50
2 votes
Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

Budding entrepreneurs approach 5 of the best business minds in the UK with the hope of securing financial backing for their business proposal. Can they in a few short minutes persuade the Dragons that they are a sound investment? Or will they get shown the door?

star 8.14
7 votes
Episode 8

#4 - Episode 8

Season 6 - Episode 8

In the last of the current series, the Dragons are presented with a dog bowl, personalised audio greetings for mobile phones and a waste recycling business. In addition, a look back at how entrepreneurs from earlier in the series have fared.

star 8.00
6 votes
James Caan's Story

#5 - James Caan's Story

Season 6 - Episode 10

In this episode, we gain unprecedented access into the life of James Caan. We discover why his daughters cringe at some of his appearances in the Den and get a glimpse into the jet-setting lifestyle of a multimillionaire businessman as he breakfasts with his wife in Cannes, checks up on some business investments in Lahore and gets an update on his latest venture aboard his own luxury superyacht, specially designed to meet James's meticulous demands. As a private equity investor, James is a dragon both inside and outside the den and so as well as getting an insight into how he spends his millions, we also discover some of the secrets about how he made them, why he chose not to go into the family leather business and why he changed his name. Finally we discover what his rival dragon investors really think of him and how difficult it has been being the new boy; also, we catch up with some of his most memorable investments. Will his doggie treadmill earn him another fortune? How has Laban Roomes and his gold-plating business coped with James' attention to detail? And just four months on since shaking hands on the deal, has life changed for glamorous events company, D4M?

star 8.00
3 votes
Episode 7

#6 - Episode 7

Season 7 - Episode 7

Another diverse mix of businesses and entrepreneurs go before the multimillionaire investors. Hampshire-based businessman Stephen Voller hopes the Dragons won't put the brakes on his new electric car invention, as he smashes the Den record for the most money ever asked for. But will he walk away with the cash? Serial inventor Michael Pritchard hopes to clean up in the Den with his revolutionary invention that allows every last drop of liquid to be used in household product sprays. Young Bolton entrepreneurs Umar Mohammed and Ahmed Suleman hope they'll get investment from a Dragon with their fast food curry trays. Also heading up the stairs are London sisters Audrey and Sophie Boss, who want to gain lots of extra pounds from their new approach to weight loss. And there's a touch of fantasy in the Den as Norfolk-based craftsman Russell Bowlby pitches his range of high-end children's play equipment.

star 8.00
7 votes
On Tour 5

#7 - On Tour 5

Season 7 - Episode 13

This episode is already in Specials and should be deleted from Season 7.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 2

#8 - Episode 2

Season 11 - Episode 2

This time a crooning Texan cowboy struts into the den with some backing from his country band, while a husband and wife team hope their Brazilian dance troupe will help grab the Dragons' attention. Will this fresh batch of entrepreneurs get the investment they require?

star 7.96
27 votes
Episode 12

#9 - Episode 12

Season 11 - Episode 12

A London-based entrepreneur pitches a new take on the post-it note, two business women attempt to whip up some animal magic when they bring a pair of alpacas, and the dragons come face-to-face with a tough-talking entrepreneur who has a product they all believe is worth fighting for.

star 7.95
21 votes
Episode 3

#10 - Episode 3

Season 9 - Episode 3

It's a Den full of family businesses. Tim and Meena Kalia and their business partner Tricia Tierney try to talk the Dragons into investing in their innovative litter trays for dogs. The Den is taken over by a pirate, a street urchin and a hippy as Peter and Michelle Hart, plus five of their seven children, pitch their fancy dress business; but is their dream of investment pure fantasy? Brothers Jim and Richard George from Malvern believe they're in a strong position with their fence preservation company which is already trading. The business-savvy siblings have a deal in mind - but will the offer they're holding out for materialize? Others looking for Dragon investment include an 'all you can drink' membership club, an exercise suit that claims to burn extra calories, and some giant knitting needles.

star 7.92
13 votes
Episode 1

#11 - Episode 1

Season 9 - Episode 1

It may be a time of austerity in the UK but not so in the Dragons' Den... business is booming as the self-made multimillionaires return to the screen, ready to boost the economy by investing in the brightest and best of Britain's entrepreneurs. Whilst the rules of the series remain the same, you will notice one change... the arrival of new Dragon Hilary Devey, who joins the line-up of the five fearsome financiers. Having scrimped, saved and self-sacrificed in the haulage industry to make her own fortune, Hilary has her own views on the products and businesses brought before her, and she's more than happy to take on her rivals in order to get the best deal. 34-year-old Georgette Hewitt, from Kent, finds out exactly how nerve-wracking it can be to climb those famous stairs and pitch to the Dragons. It's a real battle to compose her nerves, but one she must win in order to tempt the multimillionaires to invest in her answer to a common birthday party headache familiar to all parents. Entrepreneurs often take advantage of the latest government schemes and incentives when building their business, which is exactly what Chris Hopkins from Yorkshire has done by capitalising on the solar power feed-in tariff. But when a Dragon knows your industry inside out it's not always what you want. Add into the mix the most unusual use you could ever think of for a plastic egg, a circus act that's sure to go with a bang, and a mind coaching massage service, and you've got a formidable showcase of the Great British spirit of invention and innovation. As ever Evan Davis is on hand to dissect the events, with further action and reaction available through the Red Button.

star 7.85
13 votes
Episode 6

#12 - Episode 6

Season 10 - Episode 6

It is another busy week in the Den as eight more entrepreneurs pitch to the Dragons for a cash injection in their money-making ideas. Often, a visual aid helps get across what is being pitched, and this time there is a plethora of props to help the multimillionaires understand the commercial potential of the businesses on offer. A ballroom dancer turned inventor brings a bit of sparkle into the Den via a tango and a glitter ball; Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones crawl into a new concept for the camping industry; and a labrador called Margot helps to sell the idea of doggy ice cream. Also in the Den: a world kickboxing champion, two Welshmen with their celebrity-backed toffee vodka, and three friends from London who hope to capitalise on empty loft space.

star 7.85
13 votes
Episode 4

#13 - Episode 4

Season 9 - Episode 4

Some of the nations' budding businessmen and women have already entered the Den, but so far not all of their products and inventions have received a rave reception. This episode sees more intrepid entrepreneurs climb the stairs in the hope of realising their own investment dreams. Numbers are crunched and ideas are interrogated as the five fearsome Dragons weigh up which side of the coin their decision to invest will come down on. A former disc jockey has a strategy, dress to impress to catch the attention of an investor. The DJ may have worn a DJ, but is that all it takes to part a Dragon from their cash? A Londoner hopes to alleviate a common worry for holidaymakers by locking up their valuables, but with just 5 per cent of his company on offer, can he guarantee a valuable return? Monterrey-born Marcela Flores Newburn pitches her Mexican food range complete with a full mariachi band, another budding entrepreneur asks the multi-millionaires to think of their homes, not as houses but as a source of income, and a former hairdresser has a product that makes money from thin air, but does he have the business plan to match?

star 7.77
13 votes
Episode 6

#14 - Episode 6

Season 12 - Episode 6

There are some true inventors in the Den this episode, including a returning entrepreneur with a new outdoor space saving device, a golfing duo with a new take on the traditional tee, and a designer who has flipped the conventional umbrella on its head. The Dragons come face to face with a fellow multimillionaire and the Den is filled with children's teepees. With a fair amount of game playing, gambling and bargaining taking place, will anyone manage to secure a deal?

star 7.76
25 votes
Episode 4

#15 - Episode 4

Season 11 - Episode 4

Vying for the dragons' attention include a pair of Cumbrian woodsmen who attempt an unusually combative tactic in winning the dragons' approval, while the den falls into unusual serenity when a Glasgow couple demo their yoga franchise. Will any business succeed in securing the dragons' investment?

star 7.74
31 votes
Episode 7

#16 - Episode 7

Season 10 - Episode 7

Dragons' Den is where life-changing business deals are made. The five multimillionaire investors are looking for the next big money-making ventures, so any attempt by an entrepreneur to deflect a question or change the subject can lead to some choice words and a quick exit. This week in particular the Dragons seem to have got out of their million pound beds on the wrong side. Tempers flare when one entrepreneur offers just one per cent of his business, valuing it at 15 million pounds; hackles are raised by a toastmaster from Staffordshire looking for investment in his 'male intimate wipes'; and the Dragons live up to their name when deciding whether to invest in an online store for second-hand goods. But can any turn it round and secure the investment they need? Also facing the Dragons are a TV stuntman pitching his horror-themed paintball experience, a husband and wife with a new DIY product and a man from Birmingham who believes his darts invention is a world first.

star 7.73
15 votes
Episode 8

#17 - Episode 8

Season 12 - Episode 8

Kelly Hoppen receives an unusual phone call from outside the Den, a mother and daughter pitch their waterproof products for children, and a trio of breakdancers introduce the Dragons to some innovative earphones. The panellists are also serenaded by a group of princesses and have a go on a modern day penny-farthing. However, will any of them feel the urge to invest?

star 7.73
15 votes
Episode 1

#18 - Episode 1

Season 11 - Episode 1

Dragons' Den is back with two brand new multimillionaires joining the illustrious line up - cloud computing pioneer Piers Linney and design industry icon Kelly Hoppen take their seats alongside returning den stalwarts Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden. In this series opener a former male stripper breaks down under the pressure, and two British expats launch their Australian tanning range with a jingle that takes the Dragons by surprise. Will any of the entrepreneurs secure any of the Dragons' cash?

star 7.72
29 votes
Episode 2

#19 - Episode 2

Season 16 - Episode 2

Entrepreneurs Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Jenny Campbell assess the profit-making potential of a father and son team's colourful wetsuits, two former politicians with ideas about alternative energy, a couple's African coffee ceremony business, and a fake tan product with a creator who has already braved the Irish version of the show.

star 7.70
30 votes
Episode 10

#20 - Episode 10

Season 15 - Episode 10

A former bricklayer is hoping his mortar board invention will help him to build a lucrative relationship with a Dragon, a mother of two enters the Den with a children's tracker device, and an entrepreneur pitches crisps inspired by astronauts. Finally, a 25-year-old brings a Paralympian to the Den to demo her product designed for wheelchair users. But will it be enough to win her an investment?

star 7.68
28 votes
Episode 1

#21 - Episode 1

Season 8 - Episode 1

The Dragons are back and hungry to secure themselves the best deal. These are challenging times economically, but that hasn't deterred the nation's entrepreneurs from pitting their wits against the multimillionaire investors. In this series, a record number of entrepreneurs walk up the famous stairs to ask for an all-important cash injection that could transform their businesses and change their lives. The rival multimillionaires may be used to the odd glass of something sparkling, but Devon-based vineyard owner Geoff Bowen hopes his unusual business proposition will tempt them into investing. Inventor Derek Cozens thinks that road signs are so last century and wants to drag them into 2010 with his new product range. Do Dragons have a sweet tooth? One 24-year-old mum from Preston, Kirsty Henshaw, hopes they do and that it's the best way to get the cash she needs for her frozen pudding business. It wouldn't be Dragons' Den without a product getting tested to destruction, and calling a product 'safe' is like a red rag to a bull for one particular Dragon.

star 7.67
15 votes
Theo Paphitis' Story

#22 - Theo Paphitis' Story

Season 6 - Episode 9

Series revealing the lives of the Dragons' Den dragons. How did they make their millions? And what are they really like? In the first of the five programmes focusing on the dragons, we are on an access-all-areas journey into the life of Theo Paphitis. We hear what Mrs P and the children, whose inheritance he keeps spending, think of him; we also get a quick peek into the luxurious lifestyle of a multi-millionaire businessman. While Theo rebuffs the notion that he is the classic rags to riches story, we gain a valuable insight into how his upbringing influenced his business career, get some tips on what it takes to be a future dragon and find out what his rival dragon investors really think of him. We also discover how some of his most memorable Den investments are getting on, including iTeddy and Ben the Bin, as well as hear from one entrepreneur who accepted an offer from Theo inside the Den, but in the end chose to walk away from the deal.

star 7.67
3 votes
Episode 3

#23 - Episode 3

Season 11 - Episode 3

This time a youthful publisher challenges protocol with a brave business strategy that bucks magazine industry trends, while a trio of former ad-men provide the Dragons with a tough quizzing of their own. It's all or nothing in the den, who will leave empty handed?

star 7.64
28 votes
Episode 1

#24 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1

Budding entrepreneurs approach 5 of the best business minds in the UK with the hope of securing financial backing for their business proposal. Can they in a few short minutes persuade the Dragons that they are a sound investment? Or will they get shown the door?

star 7.64
11 votes
Episode 13

#25 - Episode 13

Season 13 - Episode 13

This episode's pitches include a portable drum kit that doesn't need drums. But will the innovative entrepreneurs be willing to dance to the Dragons' tune? And the Den is left a little deflated over a nervous pitch for an inflatable tanning tent.

star 7.63
30 votes