The Great British Baking Show

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 11 Seasons
  • 8.5  (7,770)

The Great British Baking Show is a competition for bakers based in the United Kingdom. This highly popular competition has also been shown on public television stations all across the Untied States. Contestants are invited by the show's producers each season to demonstrate their skills to the judges. At the end of each episode, one person is declared the Star Baker while another person is eliminated and sent home. The show ends when a final winner is chosen from the contestants by the judges. Each episode of The Great British Baking Show begins with an initial competition. Contestants are asked to bake a given item such as gluten free rolls or sweet petit fours that can be served to a crowd. Contestants are watched by the audience as they work through the process of creating a particular kind of dessert. Viewers are shown the details of the dessert each particular baker is creating including the basic flavors of the product such as honey and strawberry and then given a drawing of what the baker hopes the end product will look like once the product is finished. Bakers are shown commenting on the process of baking certain items and telling the viewer what they hope the end product will ultimately look and taste like. During the episode, blind judging takes place. Judges are given a number for each contestant. Viewers listen as the judges comment on the product they are given to sample. Comments typically include commentary on the texture of the item as well as the overall look and whether or not the baker has used the proper baking techniques to create the desired end result. Each baked item is ranked and each baker given feedback about the product before they are kept or sent home.

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Seasons
The Final
10. The Final
November 24, 2020
Custard slices send the chefs scrambling, walnut whirls have them in a twirl, then dessert towers push them to new heights. Whose bakes take the cake?
Patisserie Week - Semi-Final
9. Patisserie Week - Semi-Final
November 17, 2020
Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding present this year's semi-final, the last four bakers facing three patisserie challenges to decide who will be going through to next week's final. The signature round features plenty of alcohol, while the technical challenge sets the bakers the task of making pastry horns. Finally, for the Showstopper, they must use all the precision they can muster to construct a cake made entirely from smaller cakes.
Dessert Week
8. Dessert Week
November 10, 2020
It's cheesy, not easy. Star finalists rise
1980s Week
7. 1980s Week
November 3, 2020
Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding host a 1980s-themed episode of the contest. The signature challenge features a classic quiche, while the technical round requires the bakers to master a popular retro sweet treat. For their final showstopper task, the contestants must keep their cool while preparing an ice cream cake before judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood pick this week's star baker and decide who will be leaving the tent.
Japanese Week
6. Japanese Week
October 27, 2020
Konnichiwa, bakers! Cuteness reigns supreme as Japanese Week brings winsome steamed buns, cunning matcha crepe cakes and kicky kawaii showstoppers.
Pastry Week
5. Pastry Week
October 20, 2020
Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding present the halfway point of the culinary contest, with pastry week. The bakers must put their own stamp on a Cornish classic and are set a retro technical challenge. For the showstopper round, they must concoct a classic tart in a pastry cage, before judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood decide who will be this week's star baker and who will be going home.
Chocolate Week
4. Chocolate Week
October 13, 2020
The competition starts to heat up during Chocolate Week, as Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood set three tricky challenges to test the remaining bakers. There's a deceptively simple traybake in the Signature, a Technical packed full of chocolate and nuts, and a celebration Showstopper that pushes the bakers' skills with white chocolate to the limit. Who will impress Prue and Paul enough to keep their place in the tent, and who will be heading home?
Bread Week
3. Bread Week
October 6, 2020
Just what you knead. Free-form soda breads, vivid rainbow-colored bagels and mighty, meaningful harvest plaques see the cooks rising to the occasion.
Biscuit Week
2. Biscuit Week
September 29, 2020
Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding present Biscuit Week. The Signature challenge involves a sophisticated combination of fruit, nut and chocolate, and the bakers must then produce two takes on a tropical Technical. For the Showstopper round, they are challenged to create an elaborate table setting made entirely from biscuits, before judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith decide who will be crowned Star Baker and who will be leaving the contest this week.
Cake Week
1. Cake Week
September 22, 2020
The contest begins with Cake Week, beginning with a signature challenge to produce a classic Battenberg. For the technical round, Paul sets the contestants the task of making a fruit sponge, and the final Showstopper Challenge gives the bakers a chance to express their creativity.
Description

The Great British Baking Show is a competition for bakers based in the United Kingdom. This highly popular competition has also been shown on public television stations all across the Untied States. Contestants are invited by the show's producers each season to demonstrate their skills to the judges. At the end of each episode, one person is declared the Star Baker while another person is eliminated and sent home. The show ends when a final winner is chosen from the contestants by the judges.

Each episode of The Great British Baking Show begins with an initial competition. Contestants are asked to bake a given item such as gluten free rolls or sweet petit fours that can be served to a crowd. Contestants are watched by the audience as they work through the process of creating a particular kind of dessert. Viewers are shown the details of the dessert each particular baker is creating including the basic flavors of the product such as honey and strawberry and then given a drawing of what the baker hopes the end product will look like once the product is finished. Bakers are shown commenting on the process of baking certain items and telling the viewer what they hope the end product will ultimately look and taste like.

During the episode, blind judging takes place. Judges are given a number for each contestant. Viewers listen as the judges comment on the product they are given to sample. Comments typically include commentary on the texture of the item as well as the overall look and whether or not the baker has used the proper baking techniques to create the desired end result. Each baked item is ranked and each baker given feedback about the product before they are kept or sent home.

The Great British Baking Show is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (133 episodes). The series first aired on December 28, 2014.

Where to Watch The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Great British Baking Show on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    December 28, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (7,770)