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Dragons’ Den – sharing is caring, S19, Ep 13

It was a family-themed show tonight, featuring… references to Las Vegas and an “immature” brand name

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The Apprentice: This final is poppin’ – S16, ep 12

It's The Apprentice final: Harpreet vs Kathryn, desserts vs pyjamas and... Nick and Akskay vs Navid? Get the lowdown here

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Dragons’ Den: our dragons lock horns – S19, Ep12

A plant-based cocktail brand, post-surgery luxury lingerie, and a blast from the past returns to the den

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The Apprentice: Interview to a Kill – S16, ep 11

It's interviews week – dreaded by candidates, loved by viewers – and we find out who makes the grand final

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Dragons’ Den: Smell the coffee, S19, Ep 11

Sustainability was the recurring word this week – would the dragons invest in an ethically sourced coffee and rented clothing app?

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Rishi must protect SMEs from soaring energy costs

Unlike the public, there is no cap on what businesses have to pay for energy. And with the war in Ukraine, those energy bills are going to go stratospheric

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The Apprentice: Always check the label – S16 ep 10

Which Apprentice candidates will make the Final Five and which ones will get absolutely pureed in the boardroom after the baby food task?

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Dragons’ Den: Taste the money, S19, ep10

There was an eclectic mix of propositions this week with mystery puzzles, self-heating desks and fresh chocolate

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The Apprentice: Always check the label – S16 ep 10

Which Apprentice candidates will make the Final Five and which ones will get absolutely pureed in the boardroom after the baby food task?

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Dragons’ Den: Taste the money, S19, ep10

There was an eclectic mix of propositions this week with mystery puzzles, self-heating desks and fresh chocolate

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The Apprentice: Can we say it was life-changing? S16 ep 9

The Apprentice candidates are really selling it to us this week, taking on a live TV shopping channel challenge. Expect a flamingo

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Dragons’ Den: Safe as houses? – S19, ep 9

There was a wine to make you more ‘relaxed’ this week, but it was a skincare range for toddlers which got the dragons hungry to invest

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The Apprentice: High-speed hijinks – S16 ep 8

The candidates screech into Silverstone for this week's episode of The Apprentice. Who will make it to the next race?

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Dragons’ Den: dragons horde their gold – S19, ep 8

The dragons kept their scaly claws around their gold this week, despite being offered stakes in Prohibition-style bootleg moonshine, vegan watchstraps and a booking site for dog-friendly hospitality

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