When Corden Met Barlow

Confirmed for 5 May on BBC One at 9-10pm

Monday 5 May



James Corden and Gary Barlow head out on a road trip for this 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 had one of the most incredible stories in pop history. We follow Gary’s near-25-year career, from how his career began, 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 his teens; now he gets to spend quality time with one of his heroes as they visit key places in Gary's career - from the Working Men's Club where Gary first performed, to the nightclub where Take That first auditioned. Corden tags along as Gary surprises one of his own fans on their wedding day and even joins in band rehearsals.

Featuring contributions from Elton John, Chris Evans, Robbie Williams, Gary’s mother and members of the press and music industry, this documentary sees one of the nation’s best-loved musicians shed light on the real story of his remarkable career.