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The Dragons are asked to invest in a horror-based scare attraction, personalised romance novels, an eco-friendly patio heater and a hat that makes wrinkles disappear.

The Dragons and the Den may be reassuringly recognisable, but the economic climate now couldn't be more different. The banks may not be parting with their funds right now, but will our multimillionaire Dragons still be prepared to back the best business with their own money?

There has never been a tougher time to find investment. The Dragons are of course still Dragons, so don't expect anyone to get an easy ride. But they also have the rarest of commodities in this current climate - cash. And they're raring to go.

This episode features Alan Mandel Butler and his company Apocalypse. The Den is the stuff of nightmares for most, but what reaction did they get once they asked the Dragons for a two hundred thousand pound investment in their horror-based scare attraction? The investors may be used to being the leading characters in the Den, but how will they respond to London-based Australian Katie Olver who has them starring in her personalised romance novels? Also featured in this episode are Aberdeenshire's Eddie Middleton and his eco-friendly patio heaters, a more cat-friendly collar, and a revolutionary new hat that makes your wrinkles disappear. All that and an invention that puts an end to nuisance phone calls.

59 minutes

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Tue 4 May 2010 20:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Evan Davis
Participant Duncan Bannatyne
Participant James Caan
Participant Peter Jones
Participant Deborah Meaden
Participant Theo Paphitis
Executive Producer Dominic Bird
Producer Sam Lewens