The BEST Episodes of Dragons' Den

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 28, 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.

Episode 5

#1 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 7, 2007

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 10.00
28 votes
Episode 4

#2 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 24, 2006

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 9.28
36 votes
Where They Are Now

#3 - Where They Are Now

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 9, 2005

star 9.00
2 votes
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 31, 2006

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 8.82
34 votes
Episode 7

#5 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 14, 2006

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 8.81
31 votes
Episode 8

#6 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 21, 2006

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 8.73
33 votes
Episode 1

#7 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 3, 2006

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 8.69
32 votes
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 7, 2006

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 8.67
33 votes
Episode 1

#9 - Episode 1

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 31, 2011

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 8.63
40 votes
Episode 7: Where Are They Now?: Part 1

#10 - Episode 7: Where Are They Now?: Part 1

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 21, 2005

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 8.57
37 votes
Episode 11: The Best of Season 3

#11 - Episode 11: The Best of Season 3

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 9, 2006

star 8.50
2 votes
Episode 2

#12 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 10, 2006

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 8.46
35 votes
Episode 3

#13 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 17, 2006

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 8.37
35 votes
Episode 5

#14 - Episode 5

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 28, 2011

Dragons' Den is once more open for business, with the five multimillionaire investors ready and willing to invest in Britain's best commercial prospects. This time all the world's a stage and the Dragons merely players when two business partners from Lincolnshire pitch their pantomime company. But by turning the Den into a makeshift theatre, can they prove that show business and financial business really do mix? Elsewhere, one entrepreneur uses his pitch to tell the Dragons a story about growing up in South Africa, rather than concentrating on facts and figures, but how will that go down with the multimillionaires? Plus two joggers enter the Den to pitch their fast-paced delivery service; and a young mum offers a solution to everyone's outdoor toilet needs.

star 8.37
38 votes
Episode 4

#15 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 6, 2005

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 8.30
40 votes
Episode 6

#16 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 20, 2005

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 8.30
40 votes
Episode 1

#17 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 15, 2005

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 8.23
47 votes
Episode 3

#18 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 29, 2005

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 8.23
44 votes
Episode 5

#19 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 13, 2005

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 8.22
41 votes
Episode 2

#20 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 22, 2005

The Dragons finally meet their match as clean shaven Jay Cousins brings his Orikaso folding plates to the foldaway table.

star 8.18
45 votes
Episode 8

#21 - Episode 8

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 8, 2008

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
Episode 7

#22 - Episode 7

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 26, 2009

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

#23 - On Tour 5

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 7, 2009

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

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 3

#24 - Episode 3

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 14, 2011

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 7.98
40 votes
The Dragons' Stories: Theo Paphitis

#25 - The Dragons' Stories: Theo Paphitis

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 26, 2008

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 7.97
30 votes