We are a nation in love with takeaways. We spend six billion pounds on them every year and have more places serving them up than anywhere else in Europe. The Best of British Takeaways is celebrating our passion for them and the best of them.
Fronted by Cherry Healey and Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, each episode focuses on a different classic: fish and chips, Chinese and Indian. Cherry and Tom will look at the history behind them and three award-winning chefs will then take part in a contest to find out what makes the best British takeaway.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Best of British Takeaways - James Corden - Netflix
James Kimberley Corden (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, writer, producer, comedian, television host, and singer. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS. Along with Welsh actress Ruth Jones, Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007–2010) for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance. He was featured on the UK No.1 single “Shout”, along with grime artist Dizzee Rascal, an unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and duetted with Australian singer Kylie Minogue on a cover of “Only You” in 2015. Appearing on the UK charity telethon Comic Relief in 2011, Corden created his Carpool Karaoke sketch when he drove around London singing songs with George Michael. Since 2009, Corden has presented the Brit Awards ceremony five times, four by himself and once with Minogue and Mathew Horne. In 2016, he hosted the 70th Tony Awards; he went on to host the Grammy Awards in 2017 and 2018. He has presented the sports-based comedy panel show A League of Their Own on Sky 1 since 2010. In 2011, he played the lead part in the comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his performance in the Broadway run of the play, Corden won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. In 2015 he received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
The Best of British Takeaways - One Man, Two Guvnors and other projects - Netflix
In February 2011, Corden again presented the 2011 Brit Awards. In March, Corden reprised his Gavin & Stacey role as Smithy in a Red Nose Day sketch for the charity telethon Comic Relief. The sketch included appearances by then UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, JLS, Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber. It received positive reviews from critics and was highly regarded as the best sketch of the night. The show also saw the first appearance of his Carpool Karaoke sketch, which saw him singing songs with pop star George Michael while driving around London. In 2011, he appeared in The Three Musketeers. Starting in June 2011, Corden played the lead role in the hit comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors. The play was also cinecast worldwide as part of the National Theatre Live cinecasts, and transferred from the National Theatre to the West End after touring. The show received universal critical acclaim and won Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for 2011. The Guardian deemed it “A triumph of visual and verbal comedy. One of the funniest productions in the National's history.” The Daily Telegraph described it as “the feelgood hit of the Summer”; while The Independent called it a “massive hit”, and the Evening Standard “a surefire hit”.
Corden made a cameo appearance in the music video for the single “Mama Do the Hump” by Rizzle Kicks, released in December 2011, which reached
2 in the charts. In April 2012, One Man, Two Guvnors transferred to
Broadway, with Corden continuing to play the lead. In June 2012, he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his performance. In February 2012, Corden hosted the Brit Awards for the third time. Corden starred as the Baker in the Disney film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods (2014). In 2016 he appeared in the animated comedy film Trolls as Biggie, a chubby friendly Troll.
The Best of British Takeaways - References - Netflix