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Anyone else watch the first episode of the new (UK) series of Dragons' Den last night? What on earth is going on with the lift motif? I hope that isn't going to be continued throughout the series. We joked that maybe it's a Health & Safety related thing, to reduce the danger of someone suffering a heart attack after dragging themselves up the stairs. But seriously, even someone who'd never seen a lift would have grasped the concept and operation before the programme was halfway through. And using the lift as a kind of mini "diary room" after the pitches - nooooooo!

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I didn't see it - must look online - but I have read reviews that were not complimentary. One suggested that after the last series when ratings plummeted, a senior executive sent an e-mail that said "Dragons' Den needs a lift. Now!" and this was misinterpreted by the production team.

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I tired of it quite a while back.  In spite of all the different products and ideas coming through it ultimately felt much too samey.  So I was out.

 

sorry...

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I liked it for the tantalising glimpses of really awful products and snippets of put-downs. These fleeting glimpses always promised that there was so much fantastic TV that there was simply not time to show, but the reality was probably that if you saw these things up close or for any length of time, they would just look pointless rather than humorous.

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