7/10/08

A show y'all might enjoy tonight...

One of my fave BBC TV shows is coming back to BBC America tonight at 8pm cet.

It's called Dragons Den and has a panel of millionaires/billionaires judging British peoples inventions and if they think they're worthy, backing them with their own money. The idea for American Inventor was taken from this show, but this is far superior and there is no ultimate winner over a period of weeks, it's all about getting investors weekly.

The judges are Brit' entrepreuners and highly successful in their own right, there are no celebrities in sight. They are self made success stories and brutally honest with that infamous British bluntness, this makes it both funny and cringemaking to watch at times.

I loved this show from day one and I think knowing many of you pretty well, you would also enjoy it. Plus some of the ideas put before them are the true epitomy of British eccentricity, and of course you have all the regional accents to enjoy!

8 comments:

Mmm said...

Thx for the heads up. Would love to see that again!

Gill - That British Woman said...

We don't get BBC America up here, but do get BBC Canada, don't know what I would do without it as it has Eastenders on it, granted we are probably two years behind, but at least I can watch it.

Gill a fellow Brit living in Canada

pamokc said...

Read your recommendation on the show just in time to catch it on BBCA. Love it. And ever so different than the American version. Will have to read up on the Dragons to find out more about them. Then switched over and the Globe Trekker guy was in England/Wales, so had to watch that as well!

Meanwhile, Project Runway starts next week and I can't wait! Are you a fan?

BritGal' Sarah said...

Pam we did the exact same thing after Dragons Den!LOL

No I'm not a Project Runway fan, I think I'd be pushing it with the Hubster there!

Rhea said...

I liked American Inventor, so if this show is the original, I bet I'd love it! Thanks for letting me know, I'll check it out. :o)

Any other good BBC shows out there I should check out?

BritGal' Sarah said...

Rhea - Ramseys Kitchen Nightmares (adult viewing)and Robin Hood (which the boys would enjoy too I think).

notevenatshirt vb said...

I have it recorded and can't wait to watch it! I thought it looked interesting from the first commercial I saw for it.

Michael said...

My wife and I are huge BBCA fans. I especially love That Mitchell and Webb Look and Coupling. "Numberwang" is one of the most brilliant game show parodies I've ever seen.