Great British Baking Show: Season 1

Great British Baking Show: Season 1

DVD - 2017
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Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the UK's best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds, judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.
Publisher: [United States] : Pbs, 2017
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781627899888
Branch Call Number: DVD 641.71 GRE
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 600 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Hollywood, Paul
Berry, Mary

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black_panther_1845
Jun 08, 2018

If you like this, you might like Zumbo's just desserts

SPPL_Anna Mar 25, 2018

I love reality competitions where everyone is kind and lovely and the competition is just for pride. And Mel and Sue are my favorite.

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calliope
Feb 27, 2018

this is Series 5, which aired 2014, of the Great British Bake Off

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Feb 22, 2018

Excellent series with colorful contestants, creative bakes, some dry British humor, and Paul Hollywood & Mary Berry's unflagging expertise. This was a competitive season and the challenges were formibable. My only criticism is that an elderly contestant bowed out for health reasons, and almost nothing was said about this.

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jasmine81
Jan 16, 2018

Like American Idol with baking--but much much better. I loved the contestants and learned a lot about baking--and design pizazz.

CatherineG_1 Dec 30, 2017

Also check out Mary Berry's cookbooks. They are full of great ideas, tips and recipes.

samcmar Dec 28, 2017

This show is delightful! Mary Berry looks like a baking godmother, and the contestants are a lot of fun! FYI for this collection, this is actually season 5 of the show despite the PBS DVD series saying it is in fact season 1. Ready! Set! BAKE!

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mimipater
Nov 01, 2017

Don't know why I avoided this series for so long, it is wondrous. Learned lots about baking, and loved the English countryside setting including all things blooming.

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bookbabe13
Sep 01, 2017

I TOTALLY LOVE THIS SHOW. I LEARN SO MUCH, NOT THAT I WILL EVER BAKE ANYTHING BUT IT'S FUN TO WATCH. PAUL AND MARY ARE SO CUTE TOGETHER. HAVE PLACED ALL SEASONS NO HOLD CAN'T WAIT FOR THEM TO COME IN.

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ClosetHobbit
Jul 30, 2017

I love, love, LOVE this show. It's refreshing to see a competition that is solely about the subject of baking, and not cut through with the dramatic noise of back-biting and fighting like in typical reality and competitive shows. The contestants, hosts, and judges are wonderfully charismatic, and it's easy to cheer for every baker. I'm learning so much about baking and different baking techniques from each episode, and feel inspired to try some of the recipes. On top of all that, I find that this show is on a Bob Ross-level of calm -- it's extremely relaxing to watch.

NOTE: There are several discrepancies with the PBS version of the series.
- First, in the name: The original BBC 2 title is The Great British Bake Off, vs. the PBS/American version, The Great British Baking Show.
- Next, the seasons are dis-ordered. For example, this PBS version -- labeled Season 1 -- is actually Series 5 of the BBC 2 version. Season 2 (American version) is Series 4 (British version), and Season 3 is Series 6. Not sure why these differences exist, or why PBS doesn't follow BBC 2's order.

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