'The Great British Baking Show' June 22

News Release Date: 
June 12, 2018

For Immediate Release
Season Five of ‘The Great British Baking Show’

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 12, 2018) – It’s a new summer as season five of “The Great British Baking Show” premieres at 8 and 9 p.m. CT, on Friday, June 22, with back-to-back episodes on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations. 

In this new season, a dozen amateur bakers are on a quest to be Britain’s best and face 30 new challenges that test skill and creativity toward a delicious ending. Hosted again by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, the bakers face three challenges each week, devised by returning judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

The difficulty the bakers tackle each Friday increases as the competition unfolds and baking skills are put to the test – from sweet dough, cakes, pies and more. In each episode, the amateur bakers are given three challenges: a signature bake to show off their tried-and-tested recipes; a technical challenge to produce a finished product with minimal instructions; and a showstopper challenge to show off their skills and talent.

In the season premiere, the 12 bakers tackle an upside down cake, try a recipe for rum babas and then attempt to produce a cake that reveals a hidden design when sliced. Eleven bakers return for episode two to tackle bread.  In episode three, the remaining 10 bakers try to wow the judges with unusual flavor combinations in tarts as the summer program continues with the weekly elimination process to find the best-all-around baker.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Mary Jane Winquest, 402-470-6247, mjwinquest@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations
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