Available on DVD September 11

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Arlington, Va. – August 2, 2018 – PBS Distribution announces the release of “THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW SEASON 5” on DVD September 11. The delectable baking competition that has grown into a beloved international phenomenon returns for a fifth season. The program features the original cast of Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, in a season never before seen in the U.S.

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW” will be available on DVD ($19.99 SRP) September 11, 2018. The program has a run time of approximately 550 minutes. Episodes of “THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW” are currently available on Digital HD.

Once again, viewers will meet twelve of Britain’s best amateur bakers who will don their aprons, enter the iconic tent and tackle culinary trials that increase in difficulty as the competition unfolds. Vying to be crowned star baker, challengers prepare three creations in each episode: a signature bake, which tests their creative flair and baking ability; the devilishly difficult technical challenge, in which contestants have to bake creations using only ingredient lists and minimal instruction; and finally, the showstopper, designed to fully showcase each baker’s skill and creativity.

Contestants face the demanding but endearing judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, two icons of British baking who are now household names in America. Comedy duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc are the series hosts, providing the bakers with much-needed emotional support and comic relief. Offering viewers the perfect sweet summer escape, this program features unforgettable contestants attempting some of the series most difficult challenges, from bagels to strudel, treacle tarts to choux gateaus. This type of show can evoke a real passion for baking from its viewership. It will come as no suprise that StartaBakery India are inundated with people looking to take up baking in a more formal sense after watching a show like this.

Known as THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF in the U.K., the show is produced by the award-winning Love Productions and was created by Anna Beattie and Richard McKerrow. Executive producers for this program are Kieran Smith and Anna Beattie, the series director is Scott Tankard and the series producer is Amanda Westwood.

In Emilee's opinion:

I was super excited for the opportunity to view The Great British Bake Off Season Five. Since my husband is from England, it was fun to watch with him. In Season Five, there were the most adorable bakers and I loved hearing their English accents. In each episode, the bakers were to create three different creations based on the contest criteria. First, a signature bake which is mainly to view their creativity and baking ability. Then, they had the technical challenge which included an ingredient list with a few instructions. Lastly, the showstopper which showed off each baker's skills. The star baker surprised me as I had wanted another baker to win but I thought the winner proved to have an amazing baking ability. Overall, I loved watching The Great British Bake Off and I look forward to watching the next season.
About PBS Food

PBS is the original home of cooking and still offers the very best in food and cooking. From A Chef’s Life to Lidia Celebrates America to The Great British Baking Show, PBS programs and chefs have received more Peabody Awards, Daytime Emmy® Awards and James Beard Foundation Awards than any other network. Viewers can explore more deeply on the award-winning PBS Food site (, which brings together the best food and cooking content from across public television with award-winning digital videos, recipes, articles and more.

About PBS Distribution

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Street Date: September 11, 2018

Genre: Cooking

Run Time: Approximately 550 minutes on 3 discs

SRP: DVD, $19.99

Format: DVD and Digital HD

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