The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show, Season 5 Follow 12 amateur bakers as they don aprons and head for the tent in the British countryside for this third season, hoping to be named Britain's best. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have created new challenges to test their baking prowess, creativity, and skill. Season 5 brings bakers Brendan, Cathryn, Danny, James, John, Manisha, Natasha, Peter, Ryan, Sarah-Jane, Stuart, and Victoria to the competition tent.
Airing Fridays at 9pm on PBS North
Judges Mary Berry, a best-selling cookbook author and the U.K.'s "doyenne of baking," and Paul Hollywood, an artisan bread-making expert, join hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins in search of the best all-around baker among the contestants. Each episode brings challenges in three categories: a Signature Bake, to test the contestants' creative flair and baking ability; a Technical Challenge, in which challengers receive basic recipes with ingredient lists and minimal instruction; and the Showstopper Bake, designed to display depth of skill and talent.
August 3 - Biscuits
The Signature demands delivery of perfectly baked crispbreads. Time and temperature work against the bakers in producing chocolate tea cakes in the Technical. The Showstopper tests the quality of the bake and how well it works as a building material.
August 10 - Patisserie
Four bakers vie for a place in the final. Each labors to deliver petits fours to Mary and Paul's exacting Signature standards, and two watch their fraisier cakes collapse in the Technical. All pull out the stops for the Showstopper, choux gateaus.
August 17 - The Final
PBS wraps up another season of baking with judges Mary Berry, a bestselling cookbook author and Paul Hollywood, and artisan bread making expert.