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Sunday, May 12, 2013


Series 9 of Dragon’s Den will be screened on BBC Knowledge (channel 184 on DStv) from May 14 at 19h00 on and will continue on weekdays (except Friday) at the same time.

Evan Davis presents the popular business ideas contest, and there is a new Dragon in town, as haulage industry expert Hilary Devey joins Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden and Duncan Bannatyne to evaluate pitches from entrepreneurs.

Members of the public are invited to propose their business schemes to the intimidating Dragons. Each entrepreneur has three minutes to introduce their idea, the investment they desire and perform what they hope will be an engaging pitch before coming under the scrutiny of the Dragons in what can often become a tense question and answer session.

In series 9 some of the standout proposals include a fancy dress venture, an unusual use for a plastic egg, a car that thinks it’s a bike and a Mexican food range. Many visitors to the Den are very particular about their requirements from a potential investor, often with mixed results and when a young businessmen tries for the biggest cash investment ever achieved on the show eyebrows are understandably raised.