Dragons' Den

The WORST episodes of Dragons' Den

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 5/24/2022Network: BBC One
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Episode 1
star
5.32
37 votes

#1 - Episode 1

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/21/2008

The sixth series opens with entrepreneurs pushing the virtues of tiny travel cushions, as well as a very nervous indie band and an ex-vacuum cleaner salesman.

Episode 2
star
5.71
41 votes

#2 - Episode 2

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/28/2008

A fashion proposal, something with sparkle, and innovativee in-line roller skates feature in this episode of the Den.

Episode 4
star
6.22
36 votes

#3 - Episode 4

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/11/2008

A motorcycle helmet with a wiper, special men's underwear and an award winning accessory for your pram are all brought before the Dragons.

Episode 7
star
6.25
36 votes

#4 - Episode 7

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/1/2008

More entrepreneurs face up to the Dragons including pre-scooped ice-cream, online antiques auction and fat-free curry sauces.

Episode 3
star
6.29
69 votes

#5 - Episode 3

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/26/2015

A duo use their cheeky charm to try to convince the Dragons to invest in their solution to tidying TV cables, the male Dragons try out some muscle-enhancing clothing, and the Den is the last hope for a couple who have worked for 25 years on their diving safety device. Will anyone walk away with a deal, or will the curtain come down on their investment hopes?

Episode 10
star
6.36
14 votes

#6 - Episode 10

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/15/2015

Ideas pitched include an anti-piracy device for sailors, a children's bike horn, and a brand of ice-cream with an east Asian flavour. A Scottish entrepreneur tries to drum up interest in his shopping app and a family business tries to appeal to the Dragons' softer sides with their subscription boxes for babies. Can anyone walk away with a deal?

Episode 2
star
6.45
76 votes

#7 - Episode 2

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/19/2015

A former city accountant enters the den with an entourage of dancers as she tries to win over the Dragons with her Nigerian-inspired snacks, a businessman from Sheffield pitches a lid for a cement mixer and new Dragon Nick Jenkins impresses everyone when he showcases his portfolio of languages and accents. Will any of the entrepreneurs impress enough to secure a deal?

Episode 7
star
6.56
59 votes

#8 - Episode 7

Season 13 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/23/2015

The razor sharp Dragons quiz an Anglo-French duo about their hair-raising business venture, a mum of two attempts to get the Dragons to bite on a deal in her vegetables in disguise and a mad scientist gets the business moguls to make some slime but will he convince them that he has a business experiment worth backing?

Episode 13
star
6.67
21 votes

#9 - Episode 13

Season 16 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/13/2019

Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Jenny Campbell and Tej Lalvani test the profit-making potential of more business ideas. A Yorkshire chef showcases a range of bespoke pastries, a Dutch designer pitches a brand of eco-friendly furniture, and an entrepreneurial duo seek investment in their artisanal craft gin.

Episode 1
star
6.70
74 votes

#10 - Episode 1

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/12/2015

An online property businessman feels the wrath of the Dragons and a yoga instructor tries to bring some much- needed zen into the Den. But will any of the entrepreneurs manage to secure some of the Dragons' cash?

Episode 3
star
6.78
9 votes

#11 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/29/2007

In the third episode of the fifth series, the entrepreneurs present the following ideas to the dragons: * De-tangling brush. * Cuddle dry towel. * Pop fastening underwear. * Take-away English food franchise. * Portable shower attachment. * Wheelie bin deodorizer. * Electronic luggage tag. * Concentration aids for children.

Directors: Paul Mackay
Episode 9
star
6.83
6 votes

#12 - Episode 9

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/6/2010

Young entrepreneur John Buni from London brings futuristic laser beams into the Den. His modern take on tailoring uses a laser body scanner to collect measurements for bespoke suits. The Dragons know all about fine tailoring, but will this idea measure up? A father and son duo have invented a plastic vest to help gym-goers lose weight as they work up a sweat. Now they want the Dragons to see the potential in their idea and help them gain the extra pounds they need in investment. Plus, a website venture supplying vehicle accessories is ready for the extra push a Dragon investor can bring, and serial inventor Solvej Biddle brings her latest innovative idea into the Den. It's a backpack that converts into a travel play-kit for children - a tough market to crack, but she thinks she has what it takes to convince a Dragon to help fast-track it to success.

Episode 4
star
6.84
19 votes

#13 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/25/2005

Highlights include; "Maximat" - an odour absorbing mat for dogs, "Tattoo erase" - a tattoo removal system, "Destination London" - a board game aimed at tourists, and a company who claim to be able to chemically boost the production of expensive, yet rare "Black Truffles".

Directors: Martyn Smith
Episode 14
star
6.87
23 votes

#14 - Episode 14

Season 16 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/27/2019

A trio of cyclists present their idea for a bike taxi service, a former dentistry student introduces a range of children's toothbrushes, and two combat experts look for funding for a new kind of protein snack bar.

Episode 8
star
6.92
12 votes

#15 - Episode 8

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/19/2011

Two entrepreneurs have a plan to revolutionise the UK housing market, while another pair hope their unusual garden pods will persuade the Dragons to part with their cash. Elsewhere, a husband and wife team believe they have created a must-have accessory for women, and two of the youngest-ever participants enter the Den to pitch their record label. Presented by Evan Davis.

Episode 9
star
6.96
26 votes

#16 - Episode 9

Season 16 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/25/2018

Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Jenny Campbell and Tej Lalvani assess the profit-making potential of three more business ideas. This week's would-be entrepreneurs are pitching a range of green tea, a bathroom construction invention that could revolutionise the building trade, and a new type of snack.

Episode 3
star
7.00
23 votes

#17 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/18/2005

Highlights include; a Scottish castle renovation, "Le Beanock" - a suspended floor cushion, "Outerbox" - disposable outdoor furniture, and a three dimensional measuring system using a digital camera.

Directors: Martyn Smith
Episode 2
star
7.00
10 votes

#18 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/22/2007

In the second episode of the fifth series, the entrepreneurs present the following ideas to the dragons: * Do-it-yourself Doll. * Toilet Training aid. * A 'bat guano' enterprise, offering bat dung as an organic, odourless fertiliser for gardeners. * Teaching aids. * Golf aids. * A wooden foldable ironing board. * Personal safety products. * A kebab aid. * Online Gaming alerts.

Directors: Paul Mackay
Episode 4
star
7.00
7 votes

#19 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/5/2007

In the fourth episode of the fifth series, the entrepreneurs present the following ideas to the dragons: * Recycling products. * Easily carried spare shoes for nights out. * Film production of a vanity-published book. * Milk-fruit smoothies. * Teach yourself to be a DJ. * Car cleaning without water. * Car boot tidy for groceries. * Children's light switches. * Cushion that shades you while you sunbathe.

Directors: Paul Mackay
Episode 8
star
7.00
28 votes

#20 - Episode 8

Season 17 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/22/2019

Dragons’ Den is back with a positively festive feel. But seasonal goodwill is no guarantee of success for a new batch of entrepreneurs facing fiery multimillionaires Sara Davies, Touker Suleyman, Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani and Peter Jones. An eco-friendly gift wrap business gets a helping hand from Santa, while a sock entrepreneur embodies the holiday spirit with his buy-one give-one business model. And a pair of candle entrepreneurs try to convince the Dragons that their products can spark some serious profit. But while all the ho-ho-hopefuls dream of Dragon cash for Christmas, these investors don’t give the gift of investment unless a business has real sparkle.

Episode 5
star
7.01
70 votes

#21 - Episode 5

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/18/2008

This weeks sees a new kind of whiteboard, hard hats and how to stop split ends.

Episode 3
star
7.02
51 votes

#22 - Episode 3

Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/3/2017

Bucharest-born Alex hopes his personalised range of luxury leather bags will be the complete package for the Dragons. An ex-policewoman attempts to work up the Dragons' appetite with her range of free from, allergy-friendly frozen curries. And Dorset-based inventor Michael thinks he can ignite the interest of the Dragons with a gadget that keeps opened champagne fizzing. Will his pitch sparkle in the Den or will it fall flat?

Episode 3
star
7.03
36 votes

#23 - Episode 3

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/4/2008

This week's ideas include an adventure park, some party products and a device to stop petrol being put into diesel cars.

Episode 9
star
7.04
23 votes

#24 - Episode 9

Season 17 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/2020

Tonight’s hopefuls include a beauty entrepreneur whose tools have a social as well as practical purpose and two low-alcohol brewers who hope the Dragons will stump up for the ultimate round of investment. And the multimillionaires try more than a business on for size when a footwear entrepreneur pitches his range of hand-finished shoes. Will he leave the Den walking on air?

Episode 1
star
7.05
64 votes

#25 - Episode 1

Season 15 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/20/2017

Evan Davis hosts the business ideas challenge, which sees vitamin company CEO Tej Lalvani and cash machine tycoon Jenny Campbell joining returning Dragons Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones and Touker Suleyman to cast an eye over more money-making schemes - with the largest investments in the show's history up for grabs. The first batch of entrepreneurs braving the den present their ideas for an allergy-friendly food range, astroturf for schools and youth centres, and a voucher code website that could revolutionise online shopping.