Britain's Best Bakery



Voiceover: Wendi Peters


Judges: Mich Turner and Peter Sidwell


Shine for ITV1, 26 November 2012 to 14 February 2014 (50 episodes in 2 series)


In a completely novel format, completely unlike anything else on television, ITV daytime went in search of professional bakeries. Chefs and bakers were challenged to bake their best food, including sourdough bread, bagels, courting cakes, and Bedfordshire clangers.

Judges for the contest were Mich Turner, the proprietor of the Little Venice Cake Company; and Peter Sidwell, a cookery writer and restaurateur.

Bakeries competed in regional heats, with rounds including the "Speciality Bake" and "Baker's Dozen", with the daily winners advancing to cook a "Judge's Choice Cake" in the regional finals on Friday. National finals in the last week featured challenges such as "Chelsea buns for the Chelsea Pensioners", and a great wedding cake from someone British.

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2012: Hambleton Bakery, a bakery from Hambleton in North Yorkshire.

2014: The Cake Shop, a bakery from Woodbridge in Suffolk.


Tie-in book (2014)

Web links

Wikipedia entry

See also

The Great British Bake Off

Masterchef, particularly The Professionals series

Weaver's Week review (2014)


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