Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - THE GUIDE SEVEN DAYS TV -

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 raised.

BBC En­ter­tain­ment at 9pm

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