James Corden and Gary Barlow head out on a uk road trip for a BBC One documentary, as James gets up close and personal with the man behind the music of his youth and discusses Gary’s meteoric pop comeback.
Gary Barlow has one of the most incredible stories in pop history. This programme looks at nearly 25 years in the limelight: from how his career began in working men’s clubs, the Take That phenomenon, the wilderness years as the industry he loves cast him aside, and the darker times, which have inspired his lyrics.
James Corden has been a Take That fan since the beginning and he has been watching Gary perform since he was a teenager.
Now, in When Corden Met Barlow (w/t), James gets under the skin of one of the nation’s best-loved musicians as they drive around the country visiting key places in Gary’s life story.
The one-off special features Gary’s family and friends speaking alongside Elton John, Chris Evans and Robbie Williams, as well as members of the press that have written about him throughout his career.
Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, says: “BBC One brings you this special documentary starring two of Britain’s biggest characters which sees James Corden take a road trip with Gary Barlow to discover the real story of his remarkable career.”
When Corden Met Barlow is commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, and Mark Linsey, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning. Commissioning Editor is Jo Wallace for BBC Entertainment.