Britain's Top Takeaways (w/t) is a brand new eight-part series for BBC Two and iPlayer that sees some of the nation’s best-loved independent takeaways battling for supremacy in a fast-food showdown that crowns a different winner each week.


Hosted by Sara Cox, this celebration of Britain’s booming home delivery scene follows five takeaways from the same sector in each stand-alone episode. Drawn from across the UK, they’ll compete in a specially built kitchen set in a former foundry in the heart of Manchester.


There they’ll cook up a storm of delights that will have audiences salivating. Their dishes are biked to households within delivery distance of the Top Takeaway Kitchen, who have the difficult decision of judging that episode's winner.


Each takeaway brings a delicious curated menu featuring a classic dish, chef’s special, vegetarian option and sides. The families and friends choose dishes from the five menus but the takeaways have no idea when or what they'll order. It’s a fast and furious service! 


As soon the food is ready, it’s raced to the door of the people who ordered it who critique the dishes they've chosen. There's no let up for the takeaway teams as the next order comes in, and at the end of a frenetic night, they finally collapse while they wait for the final scores – to see if their business can triumph as that episode's Top Takeaway.   


Presenter and broadcaster Sara Cox said: “When I first heard about this show they had me at takeaway! Especially in recent times, the takeaway has become something of an event in our house. We look forward to burgers, noodles, curry - all delicious and delivered to our front door, so I’m thrilled to be celebrating the takeaway and finding the very best in Britain, and if that means eating all the left-over chips and putting on half a stone, so be it.” 


Patrick McMahon, Commissioning Editor, said: “Few things unite us more than the love of a good takeaway, so we can’t wait to celebrate the heroes of home delivery in this exciting new series.”


Katy Thorogood, Creative Director Ricochet said: “Running your own takeaway business takes guts and graft and in the last eighteen months we've never been more grateful for them. So it's time to shine a light on the people you never usually meet - the talent behind takeaways!” 


Britain's Top Takeaways (w/t), (8x60’) is produced by Ricochet, a Warner Bros International Television Production UK Company. It was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Director of Factual and Arts and Catherine Catton, Head of Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The Commissioning Editor is Patrick McMahon and the Executive Producers for Ricochet are Sarah Thomson-Woolley and Rob Butterfield. 


For further information please contact Bev Comboy at Plank PR on 020 8995 3936 or 





Notes to Editors 

About Ricochet

Ricochet is a Warner Bros. International Television Production UK Company based in Brighton which specialises in producing factual TV across all broadcasters.


Ricochet has many successful formats to its credit, including the hit series The Repair Shop (BBC One), Food Unwrapped and Sun, Sea and Selling Houses (Ch4), The Bidding Room (BBC One Daytime), Celebrity Five Go and Cowboy Builders (Channel 5) and the world-wide success, Supernanny. 


Currently in production is Jay’s Workshop for BBC Two and their ten-part series Flat Out Fabulous is due to start on BBC Three next month.