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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Tudor Week

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Tudor Week

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Tudor Week
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.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Germany’s Frankfurt Nürnberg

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

Germany’s Frankfurt and Nürnberg
Rick visits skyscraper-studded Frankfurt, which has a delightful-to-explore old center. He also visits Nürnberg, with its towering castle, Nazi Documentation Center and maze of underground bomb shelters.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Desserts

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Desserts

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Desserts
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.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Germany’s Dresden and Leipzig

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

Germany’s Dresden and Leipzig
Saxony, part of the former East Germany, remains a secret to most travelers. We’ll visit the two great cities of the region: the capital city of Dresden, with the opulent palaces and art treasures of the Wettin dynasty; and Leipzig, with its Bach heritage, a massive monument to the day Europe beat Napoleon, and museums remembering its communist heritage.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Botanical

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Botanical
The remaining seven strive to give their baking maximum botanical taste. The signature demands sharp citrus flavors; the technical, a leafy challenge; and the final, three tiers of flavored sponges with stunning floral designs.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Germany’s Hamburg and the Luther Trail

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

Germany’s Hamburg and the Luther Trail Hamburg, Germany’s mighty port city, has risen from the ashes of World War II with a gleaming new skyline and a brisk creative energy. From there, we visit Erfurt, Wittenberg and Wartburg Castle – sites made famous by Martin Luther and the Reformation.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Pastry

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Pastry

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Pastry
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 GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Batter

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Batter

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Batter
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 show-stopping Spanish classic.

 

Andrea Bocelli –
Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special

 

Hear international superstar Andrea Bocelli, along with guests and conductor Zubin Mehta in a concert at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Join host Chad Smith and Bocelli for tours of the tenor’s Tuscan villa and the city of Florence.

 

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