Episode guide

The Great British Bake Off

Series 1

The Great British Bake Off

  • Series One: Cakes

    Watch the very first set of home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker, in the original Bake Off. They begin with a series of cake challenges in the Cotswolds.

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  • Series One: Biscuits

    Watch the very first set of home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker, in the original Bake Off. The remaining bakers make biscuits and teatime treats in Perth.

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  • Series One: Bread

    Watch the very first set of home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker, in the original Bake Off. The six remaining bakers are at Sarre Windmill in Kent making bread.

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  • Series One: Puddings

    Watch the very first set of home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker, in the original Bake Off. The next challenge for the remaining five bakers are puddings.

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  • Series One: Pastry

    Watch the very first set of home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker, in the original Bake Off. The tension rises as the bakers get to grips with pastry.

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  • Series One: Tea Party

    Watch the very first set of home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker, in the original Bake Off. The three finalists tackle a tricky afternoon tea party.

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The Great British Bake Off

Series 2

The Great British Bake Off

  • Series Two: Cake

    Watch the second season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original Bake Off. A fresh batch of bakers make cupcakes and a tiered cake.

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  • Series Two: Tarts

    Watch the second season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original Bake Off. Paul and Mary set the remaining 11 bakers three more tough challenges.

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  • Series Two: Bread

    Watch the second season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original Bake Off. The ten remaining bakers who have their bread making skills tested.

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  • Series Two: Biscuits

    Watch the second season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original Bake Off. Who will crumble after a series of biscuit-making challenges?

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  • Series Two: Cakes

    Watch the second season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The bakers get stuck into a series of demanding pie challenges.

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  • Series Two: Desserts

    Watch the second season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The remaining five take on chocolate roulade and profiteroles.

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  • Series Two: Patisserie

    Watch the second season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. Semi-final bakes include a layered mousse cake and iced fingers.

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  • The Final

    Watch the second season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The final three's last challenge is to bake for a street party.

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The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

Series 1

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

    Mel Giedroyc hosts as actress Sarah Hadland, gardener Joe Swift, botanist James Wong and actress Angela Griffin compete for the first Sport Relief Bake Off crown.

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  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

    Mel Giedroyc hosts as choreographer Arlene Phillips, Radio 4's Fi Glover, presenter Saira Khan and art historian Gus Casely-Hayford compete for the bake-off crown.

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  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

    Mel Giedroyc hosts as presenter Anita Rani, fashion designer Pearl Lowe, BBC weatherman Alex Deakin and historian Alex Langlands have their baking skills tested.

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  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

    The charity bake off special reaches its climax as the winners of the three heats face their final challenges before Mary and Paul must decide who is the champion.

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The Great British Bake Off

Series 3

The Great British Bake Off

  • Series Three: Cakes

    Watch the third season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. First, they must tackle an upside-down cake.

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  • Series Three: Bread

    Watch the third season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The contestants tackle Paul's recipe for a plaited loaf.

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  • Series Three: Tarts

    Watch the third season's home bakers battle to be crowned the best, in the original bake off. The remaining bakers do their best to impress with their tartes tatin.

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  • Series Three: Desserts

    Watch the third season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The bakers tackle three tasks for a sweet tooth.

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  • Series Three: Pies

    Watch the third season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. Bakers must master a perfect Wellington and American pies.

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  • Series Three: Puddings

    Watch the third season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. Bakers try to impress with two types of sponge pudding.

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  • Series Three: Sweet Dough

    Watch the third season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The bakers create signature regional buns and jam doughnuts.

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  • Series Three: Biscuits

    Watch the third season's bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker. This time, the bakers face crispbread and tea cakes in a biscuit-based quarter-final.

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  • Series Three: Patisserie

    Watch the third season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The final four bakers are tasked with making petits fours.

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  • Series Three: The Final

    Watch the third season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The three finalists whip up chiffon sponges and fondant fancies.

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The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

Series 1

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

    Comic Relief takes over the Bake Off tent. Jo Brand, Stephen K Amos and comedy duo Watson and Oliver face a dastardly technical challenge and other tasks.

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  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

    Comic Relief takes over the Great British Bake Off tent. Warwick Davis, Duncan Bannatyne, Simon Reeve and Andy Akinwolere attempt pastry for the first time.

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  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

    Comic Relief takes over the Bake Off tent. Ellie Simmonds, Kirsty Wark, Julia Bradbury and Bob Mortimer compete in the baking battle with eclairs, scones and a cake.

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  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

    Claudia Winkleman, Ed Byrne, Martha Kearney and Helen Glover attempt chocolate biscuits, lemon meringue pie and birthday cake for Comic Relief's 25th anniversary.

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The Great British Bake Off: Christmas 2013

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The Great British Bake Off: Christmas 2013

  • The Great British Bake Off: Christmas 2013

    Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry plan for Christmas in a special festive masterclass, sharing favourite recipes and some less well-known bakes.

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The Great British Bake Off: Christmas 2012

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The Great British Bake Off: Christmas 2012

  • The Great British Bake Off: Christmas 2012

    Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood showcase everyone's festive favourites, including how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake.

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The Great British Bake Off

Series 4

The Great British Bake Off

  • Series Four: Cake

    Watch the fourth season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The first round includes a sandwich cake challenge.

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  • Series Four: Bread

    Watch the fourth season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. Having survived cake, they now battle bread.

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  • Series Four: Desserts

    Watch the fourth season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The remaining 11 bakers face a signature trifle and petit fours.

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  • Series Four: Pies and Tarts

    Watch the fourth season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. Baking gets serious with custard tarts and filo pie.

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  • Series Four: Biscuits and Traybakes

    Home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The remaining eight contestants face biscuits and traybakes.

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  • Series Four: Sweet Dough

    Watch the fourth season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The bakers take on a signature tea loaf and European buns.

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  • Series Four: Pastry

    Watch the fourth season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The six bakers left face a series of pastry-based challenges.

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  • Series Four: Quarter Final

    Watch the fourth season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The five remaining bakers cook up some unusual desserts.

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  • Series Four: French Week

    Watch the fourth season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The four semi-finalists tackle savoury canapes and opera cake.

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  • Series Four: The Final

    Watch the fourth season's home bakers battle to be crowned best amateur baker in the original bake off. The three finalists face pretzels and a showpiece wedding cake.

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The Great British Bake Off

Series 5

The Great British Bake Off

  • Series Five: Cake

    Britain's best home bakers battle it out in the fifth season of the original bake off. The fresh batch of bakers make a swiss roll, cherry cake and miniature British cakes.

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  • Series Five: Biscuits

    Britain's best home bakers battle it out in the fifth season of the original bake off. Bakers must serve up savoury biscuits and create three-dimensional biscuit scenes.

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  • Series Five: Bread

    Britain's best home bakers battle it out in the fifth season of the original bake off. Paul is watching the remaining contestants every move and prove in bread week.

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  • Series Five: Desserts

    Britain's best home bakers battle it out in the bake off. Week four brings three tough dessert challenges, including tiramisu and saucy puds.

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  • Series Five: Pies and Tarts

    Britain's best home bakers battle it out in the fifth season of the original bake off. The remaining bakers serve up their own take on a sweet custard tart.

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  • European Cakes

    Britain's best home bakers battle it out in the fifth season of the original bake off. The remaining six bakers are out to impress with three tricky European cakes.

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  • Pastry

    Britain's best home bakers battle it out in the fifth season of the original bake off. Paul and Mary set the remaining bakers three weird and wonderful pastry bakes.

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  • Advanced Dough

    Britain's best home bakers battle it out in the fifth season of the original bake off. The five remaining contestants face an even tougher second dough week.

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  • Patisserie

    Britain's best home bakers battle it out in the fifth season of the original bake off. Bakes for the semi-final are baklava, schichttorte and entremets.

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  • The Final

    Britain's best home bakers compete in the fifth season of the original bake off. Just three challenges lie between the three remaining bakers and the trophy.

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The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

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The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

  • The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 2015

    Bake Off returns with four special programmes for Comic Relief. Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders, Lulu and Dame Edna face Mary and Paul's challenges.

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  • The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 2015

    Bake Off returns with another special Comic Relief programme. Mel Giedroyc welcomes Gok Wan, Jonathan Ross, Abbey Clancy and Zoella to the Bake Off tent.

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  • The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 2015

    Bake Off raises money for Comic Relief, as Jo Brand welcomes David Mitchell, Michael Sheen, Jameela Jamil and Sarah Brown to the tent.

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  • The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 2015

    Bake Off raises money for Comic Relief in this 2015 special. Ed Byrne welcomes Victoria Wood, Alexa Chung, Chris Moyles and Kayvan Novak to the tent.

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The Great British Bake Off

Series 6

The Great British Bake Off

  • Cake

    The popular baking challenge returns. The 12 new bakers don their aprons and head for the iconic tent. Their first signature challenge is to make a madeira cake.

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  • Biscuits

    The amateur bakers have another chance to rise and shine with a series of biscuit challenges, including arlettes, biscotti and an edible biscuit box.

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  • Bread

    The ten remaining bakers face a dough-verload of bread challenges, tackling quick breads, baguettes and 3D bread sculptures.

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  • Desserts

    Amateur baking challenge. For the nine bakers left, it's time to tackle the sweet ending to every meal - desserts. The signature challenge is creme brulee.

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  • Alternative Ingredients

    Amateur baking contest. The remaining bakers must bake without sugar, gluten or dairy - but thankfully not all in the same challenge.

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  • Pastry

    The remaining bakers have to rise to a range of pastry-based challenges, making frangipane tarts, flaounes (a cheese-filled pastry from Cyprus) and vol-au-vents.

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  • Victorian

    Amateur baking challenge. In a Bake Off first, the entire episode is devoted to the period of history that gave birth to modern baking, the Victorian era.

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  • Patisserie

    The five remaining bakers are tested on patisserie, including the daunting religieuse a l'ancienne - three tiers of iced and decorated choux pastry eclairs.

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  • Chocolate

    Amateur baking challenge. In the semi-final, the remaining bakers must get to grips with one of the most difficult ingredients - chocolate.

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  • The Final

    It's crunch time as the three remaining bakers need nothing short of perfection to impress Mary and Paul in the final and be crowned as the winner.

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The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

Series 3

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off

  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016 (HD)

    Celebrities take on baking challenges for Sport Relief. Jennifer Saunders hosts as Ed Balls, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Chris Kamara and Kimberley Walsh compete.

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  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016 (HD)

    Celebrities take on baking challenges for Sport Relief. Sarah Millican hosts as Alison Steadman, Ade Edmondson, Will Young and Morgana Robinson compete.

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  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016 (HD)

    Celebrities take on baking challenges for Sport Relief. Ed Byrne hosts this third episode, featuring Geri Horner, John Simpson, Jermaine Jenas and Louise Redknapp.

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  • Great British Bake Off Special: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016 (HD)

    Celebrities take on baking challenges for Sport Relief. Mel Giedroyc hosts this first episode featuring Jason Manford, Maddy Hill, David James and Samantha Cameron.

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Christmas

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Christmas

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    New. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood get festive in the kitchen with six recipes to bake for the family at Christmas, including St Lucia buns and Genoa cake.

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The Great British Bake Off

Series 7

The Great British Bake Off

  • Biscuit Week

    Mel and Sue are joined by the remaining bakers as they tackle three biscuit challenges set by Mary and Paul. Who will see their dreams crumble?

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  • Batter Week

    For the very first time on Bake Off it is Batter Week. Mary and Paul have set three challenges to test the bakers on some store cupboard classics.

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  • Bread Week

    The bakers must rise to the occasion to take on some of Paul's toughest bread challenges, including a showstopper requiring three different flours.

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  • Pastry Week

    The eight remaining bakers fight for their right to pastry perfection, as Mary and Paul set three tough challenges, including a classic British tart.

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  • Cake Week

    Mel and Sue are joined by 12 new amateur bakers. The competition begins with three cake-making challenges devised by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

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  • Tudor Week

    For the first ever Bake Off Tudor Week, the bakers must tackle pies, biscuits and a marzipan showstopper. Which of them will make it to the semi-final?

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  • The Great British Bake Off

    The three finalists face a showstopper which is the most complex ever seen on Bake Off, with the most bakes ever requested in a challenge. Who will triumph?

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  • Dessert Week

    Three sweet challenges lead to a bitter end for one of the bakers as they attempt roulade, an unusual layered cake, and a mousse marathon showstopper.

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  • Botanical Week

    The seven bakers left face challenges inspired by nature, as they attempt a citrus signature, a leafy technical and a three-tier showstopper.

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  • Patisserie Week

    The semi-final sees the bakers tackling three patisserie-based challenges, including a French pastry, a yeast-based cake and a mini-cake showstopper.

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