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Dragons' Den (UK)

Dragons Den (UK)
NameDragons' Den
Presented byEvan Davis
StarringDuncan Bannatyne
Peter Jones
Hilary Devey
Deborah Meaden
Theo Paphitis ----Formerly
James Caan (Series 5 - 8)
Rachel Elnaugh (Series 1-2)
Richard Farleigh (Series 3-4)
Doug Richard (Series 1-2)
Simon Woodroffe (Series 1)
ComposerJohn Watt
Country of originUK (based on a Japanese format)
No. of series9
No. of episodes63 (to 14 August 2011)
ProducerDominic Bird
BBC Manchester
Sony Pictures
EditorDominic Bird
LocationPinewood Studios
New Broadcasting House
Running time60 minutes
Original channelBBC Two
BBC HD (simulcast with BBC Two, 2009-present)
Picture format576i (2005-2008)
1080i (2009-present)
First aired4 January 2005
Last airedpresent

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'Dragons' Den' is a British television series, hosted by Evan Davis. The format of the show is owned by Sony Pictures and is based on the original Japanese series, which has been sold around the world. The programme has been produced by BBC Manchester since its inception and it was first broadcast on BBC Two on 4 January 2005.

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 offering a stake of the company in return.

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