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Offline Boingo

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The Great British Baking Show (called 'The Great British Bake Off' in the UK)

Stumbled across this original BBC baking show broadcast Sundays here on PBS.   

"THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW features 12 passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be the U.K.s best. The series follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors young and old, from diverse backgrounds across Britain as they work to prove their baking prowess. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds. PBS will present the BBCs recent fifth season of the series, which received both critical and audience acclaim for its quick pace, lively comedic tone and competitor diversity.  "

Not that I'm a fan of these type of cooking shows, but this one caught my eye in that there is NO screaming, NO violence, NO food shaming, and NO manic chefs.  Instead, it focuses on ordinary British contestants (and wannabe chefs) showing their BAKING skills in a friendly environment.

As the article states, the Fifth season broadcast last December, so the Sixth season recently started. Check your local listings for exact time/date of broadcast. 

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Re: The Great British Baking Show (PBS)
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 02:19:53 PM »

Some "fun facts" about celebrity judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.

Wikipedia says: " Since the show launched in 2010, Hollywood has been a judge on the BBC2 programme The Great British Bake Off. In this capacity, he has been described as the "antidote" to judges such as Len Goodman or Simon Cowell in other reality TV programmes, on account of his straightforward and honest manner and because his judging is restricted purely to the finished product.  His partnership with Mary Berry has been described in The Guardian as being the "secret weapon" of the show and potentially one of the best judging combinations to have appeared on reality TV."

Wikipedia entry on Paul Hollywood

But it wasn't always "unicorns & rainbows" with Paul, as this London Mail article reports.  link   :ascared



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Re: The Great British Baking Show (PBS)
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 02:31:16 PM »
I find Paul overly blunt sometimes if I'm honest.

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Re: The Great British Baking Show (PBS)
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 08:50:46 AM »

Big finale this week!   :waves:  :grins:

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Re: The Great British Baking Show (PBS)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 12:27:36 PM »

And the winner is......... Frances   :hoot:



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Re: The Great Holiday Baking Show (ABC)
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 11:56:05 AM »
FYI:   The Great Holiday Baking Show will be returning to ABC (for 4 episodes) with Mary Berry as judge.

Starting Sunday November 30th on ABC at 10:00PM

Amateur bakers from across the country compete in a series of holiday-themed challenges in hopes of winning the title of Holiday Baking Champion.