BBC Studios is transferring production of Dragons’ Den to its Glasgow hub from 2022.

BBC Studios says the move will create a number of openings for Scottish-based editorial and production management personnel.

BBC Studios’ Factual Entertainment team in Scotland is overseen by Adeline Ramage Rooney and series 20 of Dragons’ Den will be the first to be produced from there, although studio recordings will remain in Manchester for that run.

BBC Studios already makes titles such as Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby and The Weakest Link out of its Pacific Quay-located offices. Amazing Hotels relocated from London to Glasgow for its third series at the end of 2019 and the new series 4 is now also being made from there.

Dragons’ Den returns to BBC One in the New Year with its 19th series and will see Dragons Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman and Sara Davies joined by 29-year-old entrepreneur, podcast host and Sunday Times best-selling author Steven Bartlett, the youngest ever Dragon.

Hannah Wyatt, BBC Studios’ Managing Director for Factual Entertainment and Events Productions says: “Like Top Gear’s recently announced relocation to Bristol, this is another really positive move for one of our Factual Entertainment jewels. I’m sure Scottish talent will bring new perspectives and ideas and our Glasgow hub is shaping up to be one of our most productive and creative bases.”

Dragons’ Den is a BBC Studios production. The Executive Producer is Chi Ukairo, the Series Editor is Samantha Davies and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Sarah Clay.


Jon Creamer

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