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4.5 out of 5 stars
Dragons' Den Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 [DVD]
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Price:£69.50+ £1.40 shipping

on 10 January 2012
This is a truly excellent purchase for Business Studies groups now.

I say 'now' because a) the series showing these episodes is not available on TV as it is too old and b) a few years have passed and pupils can now check how the businesses have done.

That follow up makes this an excellent purchase.

How I have used it in class is as follows:

a. stop the video when the pitch has finished. Class have to predict the result and also to say whether they would invest and why.
b) class lists questions they would ask
c) play the dvd and stop it just before an offer (or complete rejection). Class have to predict the result based on the questions heard
d) follow up on the business - would the class have got their investment back?

I thoroughly recommend that all those who teach Business Studies - and pupils - buy this!

The later series became more about the Dragons and their millions and less about those pitching.
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on 3 July 2012
I was so excited to receive Series 1 and 2.
As I was a late comer to Dragons' Den I have never seen the earlier series and have thoroughly enjoyed the five dragons. I can't wait to be able to purchase the rest of the series.
I know one can access this programme on "youtube" but it is so much nicer and far more comfortable to put my feet up with a cup of tea and play the DVD.
Roll on Series 3 and more.
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on 28 August 2016
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on 14 January 2012
I love dragons den so this boxset is fab.. it made me laugh alot and comes with a booklet telling you more info on the dragons
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on 8 November 2009
Of course it would be cleverer to simply watch the series when it is on TV, or record it and watch it once. There is not a lot of "collection-value" of these DVDs, but then, if you have missed several episodes, then there is little other way to catch up. It would have been nice to see at least a sample of one complete session / presentation, as the broadcasts are obviously heavily edited. This would have helped to prepare oneself if there is the desire to possibly go into "the Den" at some point in the future.
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on 6 December 2012
One of TV's most captivating series ever devised.... Cant wait for the BBC to release more of them. Surely they would be very welcome
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on 26 February 2009
Dragon's Den offers a great variety of examples of how to influence others into investing in you and your product/service. What would make it even better is if it had some segments letting us know where they are, say 6 months later.
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on 15 June 2009
Educational, inspiring and entertaining. It teaches you allot about entrepeneurship, business and negotiations. My whole family loved it.
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on 18 March 2013
This DVD was given as a present so it is not possible to give it a valid review. Unable to submit a long comment on each product.
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on 30 October 2009
This is one of the best and worse shows of its genre.
Best because it does actually get budding entrepreneurs to ask themselves some serious fundamental questions about themselves and the product they hope to bring to market.
Worse because of the arrogance the dragons can show towards some of the contestants.
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