Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Great British Baking Show



Anglophiles and baking enthusiasts received their own Christmas gift from PBS. (Public Broadcasting Corporation).
The network is now broadcasting the wildly popular U.K. series The Great British Bake-Off (albeit under the name The Great British Baking Show).

PBS is currently airing the fifth season, which originally appeared on BBC One this fall. The October finale was 2014’s second most watched TV program in the U.K.
Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.’s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds.

The Great British Baking Show is a cooking show high on charm, skill, and eccentricity. Hosted by the serene 79-year-old cookbook author Mary Berry and master baker Paul Hollywood, it’s filmed under a tent decorated with British flag pendants and pastel colored mugs. Sheep graze and brooks bubble on the bucolic grounds outside the tent, where mild but engaging drama ensues as contestants attempt to assemble crack-free Swiss rolls and perfect their powdered sugar glazes. Andquaint alert!each contestant’s dish is introduced via an illustration.

The BBC had the great foresight to hire Berry, the mild mannered cookbook author who has become an overnight sensation. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth appointed her a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and she’s since had a big hand in forming British food trends


Watch full episodes of “The Great British Baking Show” online, and be sure to check your local listings to see when the show will be airing in your area.

17 comments:

Chy said...

I just found this show the other day by accident and quite enjoyed it. Loved the setting and the colors of each "kitchen". Will be watching again!

Nellie said...

We've been watching this show for the past two weeks. I wish we had watched all the episodes!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You can catch all the episodes online Nellie, the link is at the bottom of the post.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Chy I was late watching the first two episodes but was able to watch on PBS extended viewing.

Kay G. said...

I was very happy to see this show also! I watched it with my English in-laws in England this past September!
I wrote a post about it too!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I've watched a couple of episodes and can't help comparing it to the US cooking shows with really nasty hosts and judges. The British version works much better!

DJan said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll go looking for it. :-)

mary scott said...

I adore the show. I cannot explain how much I love watching people baking (not cooking, but only baking) anything! I saw the American version with Paul a couple summers ago on CBS & was sad when it didn't return. I like the British show more. I love my PBS station & all the Brit shows.

Country Gal said...

Oh my I will have to catch up on line then YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day ! Oh great more weight added to my butt lol !

The Blog of Bee said...

Mary Berry is a class act! I didn't know the show was on PBS -thank you!

Anonymous said...

Where in England is it filmed? Such beautiful grounds, don't you think? Liz-Your fan in Cleveland Ohio

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Liz, the 5th series which is showing here in the US is filmed in Welford Park.
A beautiful setting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welford_Park
~Jo

Star said...

That's a great plug for a great show Jo. I always watch it and enjoy the ups and downs as the contestants battle it out together. I'm glad you're enjoying it so much. Did you know we get PBS over here? and we often watch it. However, the shows we get are all American and it keeps me in touch with my other home over there in the Tennessee mountains.

Henny Penny said...

Thank you! If it wasn't for PBS there would be nothing fit to watch on TV.

Nancy said...

What is this beautiful music and where do I get it! Love it!

Kathleen said...

Hi,
This is a beautiful website/blog!
I have been watching The Great British Baking Show also, and have a question for you. Do you know what kind of trees they show once in awhile outside of the tents with large, bright pink flowers? On the last show I saw, some of the flowers were falling to the ground. They are beautiful. So are the grounds and the estate. Thank you for the information about Welford Park.

Lee Schnieder said...

I love this show! Do you know what type of oven they use? It is so clever - it has a retractable door.