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The Great British Curry Crisis

by Beckypublished on 25th April 2022
Butter Chicken, Rogan Josh, and the all-time favourite – Chicken Tikka Masala! The United Kingdom has embraced curry as its national dish, with tens of thousands of Indian restaurants serving mouth-watering dishes to British taste buds. Staffed over the decades by an influx of migrants from South Asia, these curry houses employ more than 100,000 people. But now this $5bn industry is in freefall. Every week, two Indian restaurants are shutting down as COVID-19, changing consumer tastes, and Brexit take a toll. In this documentary, 101 East correspondent Drew Ambrose travels across the UK to find out why Britain’s curry houses are in crisis. CREDITS: Reporter: Drew Ambrose Producers: Siwaporn Kingston and Aun Qi Koh Camera: Craig Hansen Picture Editor: Badrul Hisham Research assistant: Jenni Henderson Digital Producer: Hasham Cheema Senior Supervising Producer: Nick Olle Executive Producer: Sharon Roobol Photos courtesy of : Tower Hamlets Archives, Tim Smith, Eastside Community Heritage, Mohammad Ali, Raju Vaidyanathan and the British Curry Awards

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