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Spice up your life

Duration: 02:49

Get fired up and take a look at the history behind the 3-billion pound industry of the Indian takeaway.

Follow the spicy trail from new flavours of Georgian times to the first Indian restaurant opening in London in 1810 - and what was Queen Victoria’s favourite curry?

Available since: Fri 9 Dec 2011


Series Producer
Karen Plumb
Si King
Dave Myers
Executive Producer
Pete Lawrence

This clip is from

Hairy Bikers' Best of British Series 1 - 45 minute versions, Takeaways

19/30 The duo explore how Britain's love affair with takeaway food has evolved.

First broadcast: 10 Dec 2011

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