Great British Baking Show

Season 4 Preview

A new crop of amateur bakers invade the tent in pursuit of being named Star Baker. Your favorite baking competition returns to PBS on June 16. Check local listings.

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Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.'s best. Each week, the bakers tackle 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 and comic foils Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, Berry and Hollywood search for the country's best amateur baker by testing the competitors' skills on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts, crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #401 — Cake |
    Sunday, Jun 25 at 4pm TPT 2
  • #402 — Biscuits |
    Sunday, Jun 25 at 5pm TPT 2
  • #403 — Bread |
    Sunday, Jun 25 at 6pm TPT 2
  • #404 — Batter |
    New Friday, Jun 30 at 8pm TPT 2
  • #404 — Batter |
    Saturday, Jul 1 at 2am TPT 2
  • #401 — Cake
    Meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a back-to-basics British classic, a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work. The showstopper is sophisticated and high-end. With this cake, there's nowhere to hide.
    Sunday, Jun 25 at 4pm TPT 2
  • #402 — Biscuits
    Follow the 11 remaining bakers tasked with making 24 elaborately decorated biscuits; a biscuit that requires perfect piping; and a biscuit structure that demands precision baking-and reveals a little more about each of the contenders.
    Sunday, Jun 25 at 5pm TPT 2
  • #403 — Bread
    See how the bakers tackle three of Paul's toughest challenges ever: preparing a sweet dough with a twist; avoiding a burnt bottom and a soggy top; and using three different flours to create a huge showstopper centerpiece.
    Sunday, Jun 25 at 6pm TPT 2
  • #404 — 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 showstopping Spanish classic.
    New Friday, Jun 30 at 8pm TPT 2
    Saturday, Jul 1 at 2am TPT 2
    Sunday, Jul 2 at 6pm TPT 2
  • #405 — 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 bite-size showstopper is a pastry notoriously difficult to make and even trickier to bake.
    New Friday, Jul 7 at 8pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Jul 9 at 6pm TPT 2
  • #406 — Botanical
    Monitor the remaining seven as they strive to give their bakes maximum botanical taste. The signature demands sharp citrus flavors; the technical, a leafy challenge; and the final, three tiers of flavored sponges and stunning floral designs.
    New Friday, Jul 14 at 8pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Jul 16 at 6pm TPT 2
  • #407 — 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.
    New Friday, Jul 21 at 8pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Jul 23 at 6pm TPT 2
  • #408 — 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.
    New Friday, Jul 28 at 8pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Jul 30 at 6pm TPT 2


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