The Great British Baking Show

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. Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, serve as judges. Together with hosts and comic foils Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, Berry and Hollywood search for the country's best amateur baker by testing the competitors' skills on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts, crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition.

Mon, Jun 24 9:00 A.M. Cake     NH EXPLORE

Meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a back-to-basics British classic, a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work.

Tue, Jun 25 9:00 A.M. Biscuits     NH EXPLORE

Follow the 11 remaining bakers tasked with making 24 elaborately decorated biscuits; a biscuit that requires perfect piping; and a biscuit structure that demands precision baking-and reveals a little more about each of the contenders.

Tue, Jun 25 7:00 P.M. Patisserie     NH CREATE

It's semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries.

Wed, Jun 26 12:30 A.M. Patisserie     NH CREATE

It's semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries.

Wed, Jun 26 9:00 A.M. Bread     NH EXPLORE

See how the bakers tackle three of Paul's toughest challenges ever: preparing a sweet dough with a twist; avoiding a burnt bottom and a soggy top; and using three different flours to create a huge showstopper centerpiece.

Thu, Jun 27 9:00 A.M. Batter     NH EXPLORE

Join nine bakers for the first-ever batter week. They prepare a British favorite that demands a uniform bake across the batch; a technical challenge that requires a perfect pastry, sweet filling and delicate icing; and a showstopping Spanish classic.

Thu, Jun 27 7:00 P.M. Final     NH CREATE

Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy.

Fri, Jun 28 12:30 A.M. Final     NH CREATE

Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy.

Fri, Jun 28 9:00 A.M. Pastry     NH EXPLORE

See how eight bakers handle three types of pastry.

Sun, Jun 30 12:00 P.M. Cakes     NH EXPLORE

Meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food cakes in Mary's Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper.

Mon, Jul 1 9:00 A.M. Botanical     NH EXPLORE

Monitor the remaining seven as they strive to give their bakes maximum botanical taste.

Tue, Jul 2 9:00 A.M. Desserts     NH EXPLORE

Learn why sweet challenges mean a bitter end for one baker as the six battle for a spot in the quarter final.

Tue, Jul 2 7:00 P.M. Masterclass 1     NH CREATE

Paul makes a blackcurrant and licorice Swiss roll, while Mary prepares cherry cake with lemon icing.

Wed, Jul 3 12:30 A.M. Masterclass 1     NH CREATE

Paul makes a blackcurrant and licorice Swiss roll, while Mary prepares cherry cake with lemon icing.

Wed, Jul 3 9:00 A.M. Tudor Week     NH EXPLORE

Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to re-create dishes fit for the Tudors.

Thu, Jul 4 9:00 A.M. Patisserie     NH EXPLORE

Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination; make yeast cake with a fruity top and delicate chocolate work; and prepare a multiple mini-cake bake.

Thu, Jul 4 7:00 P.M. Masterclass 2     NH CREATE

Paul makes ciabatta and his showstopping roquefort and walnut loaf.

Fri, Jul 5 12:30 A.M. Masterclass 2     NH CREATE

Paul makes ciabatta and his showstopping roquefort and walnut loaf.

Fri, Jul 5 9:00 A.M. The Final     NH EXPLORE

Find out who will be crowned the winner after the finalists wrestle with meringues, undertake a British classic with only one recipe instruction and no measurements, and tackle one of the most complex challenges ever seen on the series.

Sun, Jul 7 12:00 P.M. Bread     NH EXPLORE

Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins.

Mon, Jul 8 9:00 A.M. Cakes     NH EXPLORE

Follow 12 bakers who tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake.

Tue, Jul 9 9:00 A.M. Bread     NH EXPLORE

See how 11 bakers make 24 flatbreads for the Signature bake.

Tue, Jul 9 7:00 P.M. Masterclass 3     NH CREATE

Mary makes chocolate and orange tart and the complicated Swedish Princesstarta.

Wed, Jul 10 12:30 A.M. Masterclass 3     NH CREATE

Mary makes chocolate and orange tart and the complicated Swedish Princesstarta.

Wed, Jul 10 9:00 A.M. Tarts     NH EXPLORE

Watch the remaining 10 bakers try to wow Paul and Mary with unusual flavor combinations in tartes tartins.

Thu, Jul 11 9:00 A.M. Desserts     NH EXPLORE

The bakers start off with an array of rich tortes in the Signature challenge.

Thu, Jul 11 7:00 P.M. Masterclass 4     NH CREATE

Mary prepares lemon and raspberry eclairs, while Paul makes cherry and chocolate loaf.

Fri, Jul 12 12:30 A.M. Masterclass 4     NH CREATE

Mary prepares lemon and raspberry eclairs, while Paul makes cherry and chocolate loaf.

Fri, Jul 12 9:00 A.M. Pies     NH EXPLORE

In the Signature, the bakers must master a perfect Wellington.

Sun, Jul 14 12:00 P.M. Desserts     NH EXPLORE

Follow the remaining 11 bakers as they deal with desserts: a trifle of biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in distinct layers; perfect Floating Islands; and a Showstopper of 24 petits fours.

Mon, Jul 15 9:00 A.M. Puddings     NH EXPLORE

For their Signature challenge, the bakers go all out with two types of sponge puddings.

Tue, Jul 16 9:00 A.M. Sweet Dough     NH EXPLORE

Last week, after a food processor accident led to an unprecedented decision, there are seven bakers left to prepare regional buns in the Signature, jam doughnuts in the Technical and an enriched dough loaf in the Showstopper.

Tue, Jul 16 7:00 P.M. Christmas Masterclass     NH CREATE

In the countdown to Christmas, Paul bakes St. Lucia buns and mincemeat and marzipan couronne.

Wed, Jul 17 12:30 A.M. Christmas Masterclass     NH CREATE

In the countdown to Christmas, Paul bakes St. Lucia buns and mincemeat and marzipan couronne.

Wed, Jul 17 9:00 A.M. Biscuits     NH EXPLORE

It's the biscuit-based quarter final, and Paul and Mary are taking the challenges to another level.

Thu, Jul 18 9:00 A.M. Patisserie     NH EXPLORE

There are only four bakers left vying for a place in the much sought after final of The Great British Baking Show, and the weight of the occasion is getting to even the most unflappable of the bakers.

Thu, Jul 18 7:00 P.M. Cakes     NH CREATE

Meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food cakes in Mary's Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper.

Fri, Jul 19 12:30 A.M. Cakes     NH CREATE

Meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food cakes in Mary's Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper.

Fri, Jul 19 9:00 A.M. The Final     NH EXPLORE

After weeks of pastries, cakes, and bread, three bakers have made it to the Final.

Sun, Jul 21 12:00 P.M. Pies and Tarts     NH EXPLORE

Watch the remaining bakers undertake double-crusted fruit pies, a challenge to even the most experienced bakers; English custard tart - a centuries-old recipe that causes a wobble for the contestants; and phyllo pie, with dough made from scratch.

Mon, Jul 22 9:00 A.M. Cake     NH EXPLORE

Follow 12 amateur bakers as they enter the competition tent for their first hurdle: cake.

Tue, Jul 23 9:00 A.M. Biscuits     NH EXPLORE

One week down and 11 amateur bakers remain. Let the biscuit baking begin.

Tue, Jul 23 7:00 P.M. Bread     NH CREATE

Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins.

Wed, Jul 24 12:30 A.M. Bread     NH CREATE

Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins.

Wed, Jul 24 9:00 A.M. Bread     NH EXPLORE

It's week three and the remaining 10 bakers get ready to brave bread.

Thu, Jul 25 9:00 A.M. Desserts     NH EXPLORE

The competition stiffens like whipped peaks. For the Signature, bakers must create so-called "saucy puds" - delicate cakes hiding a gooey filling or saucy surprise at the bottom.

Thu, Jul 25 7:00 P.M. Desserts     NH CREATE

Follow the remaining 11 bakers as they deal with desserts: a trifle of biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in distinct layers; perfect Floating Islands; and a Showstopper of 24 petits fours.

Fri, Jul 26 12:30 A.M. Desserts     NH CREATE

Follow the remaining 11 bakers as they deal with desserts: a trifle of biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in distinct layers; perfect Floating Islands; and a Showstopper of 24 petits fours.

Fri, Jul 26 9:00 A.M. Pies & Tarts     NH EXPLORE

Almost half-way through the baking competition, the remaining bakers face pies and tarts.

Sun, Jul 28 12:00 P.M. Biscuits and Traybakes     NH EXPLORE

Join eight bakers as they produce favorite traybakes, offering twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies.

Mon, Jul 29 9:00 A.M. Continental Cakes     NH EXPLORE

And then there were six. The remaining bakers now face three European cakes.

Tue, Jul 30 9:00 A.M. Pastries     NH EXPLORE

Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries.

Tue, Jul 30 7:00 P.M. Pies and Tarts     NH CREATE

Watch the remaining bakers undertake double-crusted fruit pies, a challenge to even the most experienced bakers; English custard tart - a centuries-old recipe that causes a wobble for the contestants; and phyllo pie, with dough made from scratch.

Wed, Jul 31 12:30 A.M. Pies and Tarts     NH CREATE

Watch the remaining bakers undertake double-crusted fruit pies, a challenge to even the most experienced bakers; English custard tart - a centuries-old recipe that causes a wobble for the contestants; and phyllo pie, with dough made from scratch.

Wed, Jul 31 9:00 A.M. Advanced Dough     NH EXPLORE

It's the quarter-finals of the competition and only five bakers remain.

Thu, Aug 1 9:00 A.M. Patisserie     NH EXPLORE

It's semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries.

Thu, Aug 1 7:00 P.M. Biscuits and Traybakes     NH CREATE

Join eight bakers as they produce favorite traybakes, offering twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies.

Fri, Aug 2 12:30 A.M. Biscuits and Traybakes     NH CREATE

Join eight bakers as they produce favorite traybakes, offering twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies.

Fri, Aug 2 9:00 A.M. Final     NH EXPLORE

Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy.

Sun, Aug 4 12:00 P.M. Sweet Dough     NH EXPLORE

Watch the bakers work with sweet dough, making tea loaves that are connected to home, and 36 sweet European buns, from Swedish cinnamon buns to German schnecken and French brioches.

Mon, Aug 5 9:00 A.M. Masterclass 1     NH EXPLORE

Paul makes a blackcurrant and licorice Swiss roll, while Mary prepares cherry cake with lemon icing.


Watch The Great British Baking Show - Clips, Episodes & Previews


The Great British Baking Show By Episode

  • Cake (#101)

    Follow 12 amateur bakers as they enter the competition tent for their first hurdle: cake.

  • Biscuits (#102)

    One week down and 11 amateur bakers remain. Let the biscuit baking begin.

  • Bread (#103)

    It's week three and the remaining 10 bakers get ready to brave bread.

  • Desserts (#104)

    The competition stiffens like whipped peaks. For the Signature, bakers must create so-called "saucy puds" - delicate cakes hiding a gooey filling or saucy surprise at the bottom.

  • Pies & Tarts (#105)

    Almost half-way through the baking competition, the remaining bakers face pies and tarts.

  • Continental Cakes (#106)

    And then there were six. The remaining bakers now face three European cakes.

  • Pastries (#107)

    Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries.

  • Advanced Dough (#108)

    It's the quarter-finals of the competition and only five bakers remain.

  • Patisserie (#109)

    It's semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries.

  • Final (#110)

    Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy.

  • Cakes (#201)

    Meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food cakes in Mary's Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper.

  • Bread (#202)

    Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins.

  • Desserts (#203)

    Follow the remaining 11 bakers as they deal with desserts: a trifle of biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in distinct layers; perfect Floating Islands; and a Showstopper of 24 petits fours.

  • Pies and Tarts (#204)

    Watch the remaining bakers undertake double-crusted fruit pies, a challenge to even the most experienced bakers; English custard tart - a centuries-old recipe that causes a wobble for the contestants; and phyllo pie, with dough made from scratch.

  • Biscuits and Traybakes (#205)

    Join eight bakers as they produce favorite traybakes, offering twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies.

  • Sweet Dough (#206)

    Watch the bakers work with sweet dough, making tea loaves that are connected to home, and 36 sweet European buns, from Swedish cinnamon buns to German schnecken and French brioches.

  • Pastry (#207)

    View the competition among the remaining six bakers to update old- fashioned suet puddings, create perfect religieuses - delicate choux buns filled with creme patissiere - and make three different kinds of puffed pastries.

  • Quarter Final (#208)

    This week, the five remaining bakers are tested on unconventional flours and unusual desserts.

  • French Week (#209)

    Follow the four semi-finalists as they wrestle with three French bakes.

  • The Final (#210)

    Learn which of the three finalists will emerge as Britain's best amateur baker.

  • Cake (#301)

    Join 12 amateur bakers in the tent for their first competition.

  • Biscuits (#302)

    Watch the remaining 11 bakers tackle biscuits. Biscotti are the Signature challenge, while the Technical demands puff pastry arlettes.

  • Bread (#303)

    See how the remaining 10 bakers prepare to brave bread, including quick breads in the Signature challenge.

  • Desserts (#304)

    View the stiff competition among nine remaining bakers.

  • Alternative Ingredients (#305)

    See how the remaining contestants bake without sugar, gluten or dairy.

  • Pastry (#306)

    Enter the competition tent to see the bakers prove their pastry skills, first with frangipane tarts in the Signature.

  • Victorian (#307)

    Watch a full episode devoted to the Victorian age, which gave birth to modern baking.

  • Patisserie (#308)

    Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie.

  • Chocolate (#309)

    Follow the semi-finalists as they come to grips with chocolate, a temperamental ingredient.

  • The Final (#310)

    Learn which of the three finalists will ace the Signature challenge - filled iced buns; conquer the Technical - pastry they've all struggled with; and master the Showstopper - a classic British cake in a multi-layered presentation.

  • Masterclass 1 (#311)

    Learn from Mary how to make classic Madeira cake and frosted walnut cake.

  • Masterclass 2 (#312)

    Paul demonstrates how to make soda bread and then bakes baguettes.

  • Masterclass 3 (#313)

    Mary demonstrates her sugar-free carrot cake before making an apricot frangipane tart.

  • Masterclass 4 (#314)

    Mary makes a tennis cake based on a Victorian recipe and Paul makes two types of cream horns.

  • Christmas Masterclass (#315)

    Watch Mary prepare a pavlova wreath, and Paul a Chelsea bun Christmas tree.

  • Masterclass 1 (#211)

    Mary and Paul take over the tent for the ultimate baking masterclass, making Mary's whole orange cake and angel food cake, Paul's breakfast muffins and olive bread sticks, and the duo's showstopper chocolate cake.

  • Masterclass 2 (#212)

    Mary and Paul tackle challenges they set the bakers in dessert and pie weeks.

  • Masterclass 3 (#213)

    Get Paul and Mary's tips for biscuits and pastry. Mary shares recipes for ginger spiced traybake and technically tricky tuiles with chocolate mousse, while Paul prepares iced tea loaf, sweet dough brioche tete and twisted apricot couronne.

  • Masterclass 4 (#214)

    Watch Mary and Paul re-create bakes from the final weeks.

  • Christmas Masterclass (#215)

    Mary and Paul share favorite recipes for Christmas classics like stollen, mincemeat streusel and a gingerbread house, and some lesser-known bakes: Scottish black bun, Tunis cake and Boxing Day pie-the perfect way to use trimmings from the day before.

  • Masterclass 1 (#111)

    Paul makes a blackcurrant and licorice Swiss roll, while Mary prepares cherry cake with lemon icing.

  • Masterclass 2 (#112)

    Paul makes ciabatta and his showstopping roquefort and walnut loaf.

  • Masterclass 3 (#113)

    Mary makes chocolate and orange tart and the complicated Swedish Princesstarta.

  • Masterclass 4 (#114)

    Mary prepares lemon and raspberry eclairs, while Paul makes cherry and chocolate loaf.

  • Christmas Masterclass (#115)

    In the countdown to Christmas, Paul bakes St. Lucia buns and mincemeat and marzipan couronne.

  • Cake (#401)

    Meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a back-to-basics British classic, a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work.

  • Biscuits (#402)

    Follow the 11 remaining bakers tasked with making 24 elaborately decorated biscuits; a biscuit that requires perfect piping; and a biscuit structure that demands precision baking-and reveals a little more about each of the contenders.

  • Bread (#403)

    See how the bakers tackle three of Paul's toughest challenges ever: preparing a sweet dough with a twist; avoiding a burnt bottom and a soggy top; and using three different flours to create a huge showstopper centerpiece.

  • Batter (#404)

    Join nine bakers for the first-ever batter week. They prepare a British favorite that demands a uniform bake across the batch; a technical challenge that requires a perfect pastry, sweet filling and delicate icing; and a showstopping Spanish classic.

  • Pastry (#405)

    See how eight bakers handle three types of pastry.

  • Botanical (#406)

    Monitor the remaining seven as they strive to give their bakes maximum botanical taste.

  • Desserts (#407)

    Learn why sweet challenges mean a bitter end for one baker as the six battle for a spot in the quarter final.

  • Tudor Week (#408)

    Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to re-create dishes fit for the Tudors.

  • Patisserie (#409)

    Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination; make yeast cake with a fruity top and delicate chocolate work; and prepare a multiple mini-cake bake.

  • The Final (#410)

    Find out who will be crowned the winner after the finalists wrestle with meringues, undertake a British classic with only one recipe instruction and no measurements, and tackle one of the most complex challenges ever seen on the series.

  • Christmas Masterclass (#515)

    Join judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, and introduce some tasty treats for the holiday season.

  • Masterclass 1 (#511)

    It's the calm after the Season 5 baking storm, and Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry take over the Baking Show tent to show how the technical challenges should really be done.

  • Masterclass 2 (#512)

    Watch Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood tackle the remaining technical challenge recipes from Season 5.

  • Easter Masterclass (#514)

    Join Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they showcase some of their favorite Easter recipes.

  • Cakes (#501)

    Follow 12 bakers who tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake.

  • Bread (#502)

    See how 11 bakers make 24 flatbreads for the Signature bake.

  • Tarts (#503)

    Watch the remaining 10 bakers try to wow Paul and Mary with unusual flavor combinations in tartes tartins.

  • Desserts (#504)

    The bakers start off with an array of rich tortes in the Signature challenge.

  • Pies (#505)

    In the Signature, the bakers must master a perfect Wellington.

  • Puddings (#506)

    For their Signature challenge, the bakers go all out with two types of sponge puddings.

  • Sweet Dough (#507)

    Last week, after a food processor accident led to an unprecedented decision, there are seven bakers left to prepare regional buns in the Signature, jam doughnuts in the Technical and an enriched dough loaf in the Showstopper.

  • Biscuits (#508)

    It's the biscuit-based quarter final, and Paul and Mary are taking the challenges to another level.

  • Patisserie (#509)

    There are only four bakers left vying for a place in the much sought after final of The Great British Baking Show, and the weight of the occasion is getting to even the most unflappable of the bakers.

  • The Final (#510)

    After weeks of pastries, cakes, and bread, three bakers have made it to the Final.



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