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Dragons' Den: The Dragons' Stories

2008-2008 Ended/Cancelled
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Show Summary
Series revealing the lives of the Dragons' Den Dragons. How did they make their millions? And what are they really like?
Main Cast
N/ADeborah Meaden
as (herself) [S 1]
N/ADuncan Bannatyne
as (himself) [S 1]
N/AHilary Devey
as (herself) [S 1]
N/AJames Caan
as (himself) [S 1]
N/ALesley Sharp
as (narrator) [S 1]
N/APeter Jones
as (himself) [S 1]
N/ATheo Paphitis
as (himself) [S 1]
Recurring Cast
Evan Davis as (himself) [S 1] (6)
Deborah Meaden as (herself) [S 1] (5)
Duncan Bannatyne as (himself) [S 1] (5)
Peter Jones as (himself) [S 1] (5)
Theo Paphitis as (himself) [S 1] (5)
James Caan as (himself) [S 1] (4)

Premiered on Network:
BBC-2 in UK

Also known as:
Dragons' Den: Outside the Den

Genres: Documentary / Mini

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Guide available in: english
Choose Season: 1 | All Seasons
1x01 - The Theo Paphitis Story:
The first of five programmes focusing on each of the current dragons, we're 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 and 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  [...] (More)
1x02 - The James Cann Story:
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  [...] (More)
1x03 - The Deborah Meaden Story:
Deborah Meaden is next up in this five-part series profiling each of the current dragons. Having made her fortune in the leisure industry, Deborah's back at Butlins, the home of her first venture into entrepreneurialism: a bingo concession. We find out from her husband Paul what he thinks of being married to a dragon; discover what it's like being the only female dragon in an otherwise testosterone-fuelled den; and hear from a former employee about how tough she was to work for. The answer?  [...] (More)
1x04 - The Peter Jones Story:
It's Peter Jones' story next in the penultimate programme in this series. He made his money in the telecoms industry, but has gone on to become one the most high-profile businessmen in the UK. With unprecedented access to Peter's business and personal life, we follow him as he visits 10 Downing Street for a meeting with the prime minister; at home with his five children; and discover how he made, and why he lost, his first fortune. We also catch up with some of Peter's investments, which are  [...] (More)
1x05 - The Duncan Bannatyne Story:
In the final programme of the series, it is Duncan Bannatyne's turn to open the door into his multi-millionaire world. Having grown up in the shadow of the shipyards of Clydebank, he makes an emotional visit to the local pub where he used to play dominoes with his father and talks about some of the events that shaped his life. We see a very different side to the tough-talking, plain-speaking dragon as he explains how his unconventional CV is ideal for anyone who wants to be a successful  [...] (More)
1x06 - The Hilary Devey Story:
The newest star of the most popular series of Dragons' Den is the larger than life, inimitable giant of the haulage industry - Hilary Devey. She brought a unique style and a whole new language into the Den, and this insightful documentary charts her business career and explains how and why she achieved the success that she has. We see Hilary return to her Bolton roots, where she gained early experience of business success and failure as she lived through her father's bankruptcy and subsequent  [...] (More)
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Guide available in: english