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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.

Sunday 7:00 PM et/pt on PBS
5 Seasons, 65 Episodes
December 28, 2014
Food, Reality
8.6/10
Cast: Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins
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The Great British Baking Show Full Episode Guide

  • After weeks of pastries, cakes, and bread, three bakers have made it to the Final. But they face the last and most demanding of challenges yet as every aspect of their baking skill is scrutinized.

  • There are only four bakers left vying for a place in the much sought after final. It’s possible to hear a pin drop in the kitchen as the bakers pull out the stops for their showstopping choux gateaus.

  • Facing three sweet dough challenges, the bakers start their campaign with Signature buns. Who will make it through to the quarterfinals?

  • This week, it’s all about puddings. The bakers go all out to impress Mary and Paul with two types of delicious sponge puddings.

  • This week, the bakers turn their attention to pies. With several bakers in the danger zone, everything rests on the Showstopper Challenge

  • This week, the bakers get their dessert as they face three challenges all designed for a sweet tooth.

  • Things are heating up in the Baking Show tent in Episode 3 as the remaining 10 bakers do their best to wow Paul and Mary with some unusual flavor combinations for their tartes tartin.

  • Eleven bakers make 24 flatbreads for the Signature bake. The Technical challenge has them in a twist as they attempt an eight-strand plaited loaf. To stay in the tent, they must produce 12 sweet and 12 savory bagels for the Showstopper.

  • The Season 5 premiere: Twelve bakers tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake. In the Technical, they undertake Paul's recipe for rum babas

  • It’s the final! Twelve bakers started, now, just three remain, but only one can be crowned winner of The Great British Baking Show.

  • It’s week nine of The Great British Baking Show, and it’s the semi-final. It’s Patisserie Week, three crucial challenges, three chances to make it to the final.

  • It's the quarter-final of The Great British Baking Show, and just five bakers remain. This week, we are stepping back in history for a Baking Show first - Tudor Week. Mary and Paul have set three new challenges that embrace a time when Henry VIII reigned, with flamboyant banquets and impressive centerpieces that were Tudor showstoppers.

  • It’s Dessert Week - Three sweet challenges, which will mean a bitter end for one of the six remaining bakers as they battle for a place in the quarter final.

  • It's week six of The Great British Baking Show, and just seven bakers remain. This week, for the very first time on Baking Show, it’s Botanical Week. With three challenges inspired by nature, the bakers can reach for anything that grows to give their bakes maximum botanical taste.

  • It’s Pastry Week, and with just eight bakers left, Mary and Paul are looking for perfection. They’ve set three challenges to test the bakers on three very different types of pastry.

  • It’s week four of The Great British Baking Show, and just nine bakers remain. And, for the very first time, it’s Batter week! Mary and Paul have set three challenges to test the bakers on some store cupboard classics.

  • It’s bread week, and Paul Hollywood has put together three of the toughest challenges ever. There’s the signature challenge - a sweet dough with a twist.

  • It's week two of The Great British Baking Show, and just 11 bakers remain. This week it's crunch time, as Paul and Mary set the bakers three biscuit challenges.

  • Twelve new bakers don their aprons and head for the iconic tent in the heart of the British countryside. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have created 30 brand new challenges that will test their baking prowess, creativity and skill in a bid to find Britain’s best amateur baker.

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