Follow 12 amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britain’s best as the popular competition series The Great British Baking Show returns for its fourth season. New episodes will air on CPTV Saturdays at 5 p.m. beginning June 24, 2017.
As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test their skill and creativity, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with them every step of the way.
The show tests the competitors’ skills on cakes, breads, pastries, and desserts, crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition.
Episodes will include:
On CPTV: Saturday, June 24 at 5 p.m.
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.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 1 at 5 p.m.
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.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 8 at 5 p.m.
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.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 15 at 5 p.m.
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.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 22 at 5 p.m.
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.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 29 at 5 p.m.
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.
On CPTV: Saturday, August 26 at 5 p.m.
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; and the showstopper is a bit of a mousse marathon.
On CPTV: Saturday, September 2 at 5 p.m.
Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to recreate 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; and the showstopper is a marzipan spectacle.
On CPTV: Saturday, September 9 at 5 p.m.
Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination; make yeast cake with a fruity top and delicate chocolate work; and prepare a multiple mini-cake bake. Which three will make it to the final?
On CPTV: Saturday, September 16 at 5 p.m.
Find out who will be crowned the winner after the finalists wrestle with meringues, undertake a British classic with only one recipe instruction and no measurements, and tackle one of the most complex challenges ever seen on the series.
Passport Holders: Watch It Early!
CPTV Passport holders will be able to stream all 10 episodes of the season before they premiere on CPTV. For more information, click here.