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The Great British Baking Show

Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds.


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Once again, viewers will meet twelve of Britain’s best amateur bakers who will don their aprons, enter the iconic tent and tackle culinary trials that increase in difficulty as the competition unfolds. Vying to be crowned star baker, challengers prepare three creations in each episode: a signature bake, which tests their creative flair and baking ability; the devilishly difficult technical challenge, in which contestants have to bake creations using only ingredient lists and minimal instruction; and finally the showstopper, designed to fully showcase each baker’s skill and creativity.

Contestants face the demanding but endearing judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, two icons of British baking who are now household names in America. Comedy duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc are the series hosts, providing the bakers with much-needed emotional support and comic relief. Offering viewers the perfect sweet summer escape, Season 5 features unforgettable contestants attempting some of the series most difficult challenges, from bagels to strudel, treacle tarts to choux gateaus.

Season 5 will be available to stream the morning after broadcast on PBS.org. It will also be available on PBS station-branded digital platforms such as ROKU, Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as on PBS iPad and iPhone apps. All four previous seasons of THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW are available via WMHT Passport, a benefit for local PBS station donors, offering extended access to a rich library of public television programming.  All ten episodes will also be available for binge-viewing on Passport on premiere night, June 22. Throughout the season, fans can visit PBS Food to learn more about the contestants and get exclusive content from the program.

Meet the Great British Baking Show Season 5 Bakers