The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show

Follow 12 amateur bakers as they don aprons and head for the tent in the British countryside, hoping to be named Britain's best. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create challenges to test their baking prowess, creativity, and skill. Joined by hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, they search for the best all-around baker among the contestants.
Follow 12 amateur bakers as they don aprons and head for the tent in the British countryside, hoping to be named Britain's best. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create challenges to test their baking prowess, creativity, and skill. Joined by hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, they search for the best all-around baker among the contestants.

Season 4 (10 episodes)

  • 1. Cake

    Original air date: 06/16/2017 Runtime: 54:25 min.

    Original air date: 06/16/2017 Runtime: 54:25 min. Meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a back-to-basics British classic, a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work. The showstopper is sophisticated and high-end. With this cake, there's nowhere to hide.

  • 2. Biscuits

    Original air date: 06/16/2017 Runtime: 54:25 min.

    Original air date: 06/16/2017 Runtime: 54:25 min. 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.

  • 3. Bread

    Original air date: 06/23/2017 Runtime: 54:30 min.

    Original air date: 06/23/2017 Runtime: 54:30 min. 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.

  • 4. Batter

    Original air date: 06/30/2017 Runtime: 54:28 min.

    Original air date: 06/30/2017 Runtime: 54:28 min. 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.

  • 5. Pastry

    Original air date: 07/07/2017 Runtime: 54:26 min.

    Original air date: 07/07/2017 Runtime: 54:26 min. See how eight bakers handle three types of pastry. For the signature, it's breakfast time, Danish style. Then, the technical is a classic British tart. The bite-size showstopper is a pastry notoriously difficult to make and even trickier to bake.

  • 6. Botanical

    Original air date: 07/14/2017 Runtime: 54:26 min.

    Original air date: 07/14/2017 Runtime: 54:26 min. Monitor the remaining seven as they strive to give their bakes maximum botanical taste. The signature demands sharp citrus flavors; the technical, a leafy challenge; and the final, three tiers of flavored sponges and stunning floral designs.

  • 7. Desserts

    Original air date: 07/21/2017 Runtime: 54:28 min.

    Original air date: 07/21/2017 Runtime: 54:28 min. Learn why sweet challenges mean a bitter end for one baker as the six battle for a spot in the quarter final. The signature has them rolling out their skills; the technical is a tricky French dessert; the showstopper is a bit of a mousse marathon.

  • 8. Tudor Week

    Original air date: 07/28/2017 Runtime: 54:29 min.

    Original air date: 07/28/2017 Runtime: 54:29 min. Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to re-create dishes fit for the Tudors. The signature is a savory stuffed pie; the technical is an unusual Tudor biscuit that has the bakers tied up in knots; the showstopper is a marzipan spectacle.

  • 9. Patisserie

    Original air date: 08/04/2017 Runtime: 54:28 min.

    Original air date: 08/04/2017 Runtime: 54:28 min. 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. Which three will go to the final?

  • 10. The Final

    Original air date: 08/04/2017 Runtime: 54:56 min.

    Original air date: 08/04/2017 Runtime: 54:56 min. 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.