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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Puddings

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Puddings

 

For their Signature challenge, the bakers go all out with two types of sponge puddings. In the Technical, they face “Queen of Pudding,” a recipe direct from the archives of Mary Berry. A Showstopper strudel stretches them to their limits.

 

 

Secrets of Scotland Yard

 

From Dickens to Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie to James Bond, no police institution in the world has caught the public imagination in the same way as Scotland Yard. The name has become synonymous with London’s police force, but actually comes from the location of the original police headquarters building. Its officers and “bobbies” are protectors of the Royal Family and British officials, but Scotland Yard is most often associated with police detectives. In this special, contemporary sleuths reveal the secrets of what it takes to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Cakes

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Cakes

 

Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers. Each week, they are tested for a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds. Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, serve as judges. Together with hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, they search for the U.K.’s best amateur baker. In the first challenge, the 12 bakers tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake. In the Technical, they undertake Paul’s recipe for rum babas. For the Showstopper, they attempt to produce a cake that
reveals a hidden design when sliced.

 

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Bread

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Bread

 

See how 11 bakers make 24 flatbreads for the Signature bake. The Technical challenge has them in a twist as they attempt an eight-strand plaited loaf. To stay in the tent, they must produce 12 sweet and 12 savory bagels for the Showstopper.

 

 

Secrets of the Manor House

 

A hundred years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height. It was a world of luxury and privilege that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and costume dramas to this day, most recently in the popular MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey.” But what was really going on behind those stately walls? Find out when this program looks beyond fiction to the truth of the lives lived in these ancient British houses, and shows how mounting financial, political and social pressures were poised to bring momentous changes.

 

 

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

 

Explore the history of the Fab Four, from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film, by Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, reveals how the foursome united to become the global phenomenon that was The Beatles.

 

 

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