Otherwise known in the U.S. as “The Great British Baking Show”, this show is returning for its 10th season overall, third since it moved from BBC to Channel 4 in the U.K (and surviving the change of three-quarters of their cast). Similarly, it moved in the U.S. from PBS to Netflix.
Last year’s contest began airing in the U.K. in August, so it should start at a similarly date this year; not sure exactly when Netflix will drop it here.
But great news all around.
We’ve been quite obsessed with this show, but I can’t say from the beginning. That’s because in the U.S., they began airing in 2014 as Season 1 even though in reality it was Season 5. Then they moved back and forth, not airing the seasons in order and not airing the earliest onest at all. Even Netflix in the U.S. doesn’t have all the seasons. We found this out when we were in London last year and logged into Netflix, finding that we were able to access the elusive Seasons 1 and 2.
There’s even a book by Anita Singh called The Story of the Great British Bake Off that goes into the origins of the show and goes through each season and contestant. Great read!
Here’s the remarkable trailer for the new season. Enjoy!