Every year the Royal Institute of British Architects looks for the best new home in Britain, and this time Grand Designs is along for the ride.
The ovens are getting hot and so is the competition, as 12 nervous amateur bakers grab their aprons and take their places in Australia’s famous Bake Off shed. This diverse group of home baking enthusiasts will need to use every ounce of their baking prowess and creative skills if they want to progress through the contest and earn the title of Australia’s best baker. The judges – culinary icon Maggie and acclaimed chef Matt – put them through their paces in complex technical and showstopper challenges, while comedians Claire and Mel inject each episode with a dollop of their trademark humour.
Property expert George Clarke returns to unlock the potential of more historic homes. Homeowners love historic houses. But lots of these properties are stuck in the past. In this returning series, architect George Clarke once again gets under the skin of historic homes to make them fit for 21st century living. His challenges include creating a cosy kitchen in a chilly stone farmhouse, a Regency apartment that’s anything but regal, and a coach house with a crazy layout. George helps families find stylish solutions for period properties – and proves that, with the right design advice, you can create a perfect blend of old and new.
Paul Hollywood has never been to Japan. As far as he’s concerned, it’s a land without bread – and a land without bread, is a land without bakers. This three-part series sees Britain’s favourite baker discover just how wrong he was – and how Japan is fast becoming one of the world’s top foodie destinations. Across the series, Paul travels the country sampling regional delicacies and gets taught some of Japan’s most famous dishes. Throughout his adventure, Paul is accompanied by a host of travelling companions including chefs, comedians, rice farmers, a band of exuberant and slightly overweight Okinawan surfers and unsurprisingly, bakers. Paul Hollywood Eats Japan is not your regular food show – but then Japan is far from your average country.
Welcome to a world of pleasure, luxury, comfort and beauty. Experience the toys of the tycoons, the sumptuous surroundings of the super-rich. You may never want to leave. In a series dripping with decadence and overflowing with opulence, cameras linger lovingly over hotels, homes, cars, trains, super yachts and private jets. Meet those whose job it is to provide the ultimate in gracious living, and those who pay for it. Aspirational, escapist, fantastical – this is virtual unreality.
The junior version of this global phenomenon makes its eagerly awaited return, with a new talent line-up. Triple BAFTA-winning comedian Harry Hill hosts, and Prue Leith swaps the grown-ups tent to judge the budding bakers, alongside Bake Off alumnus Liam Charles.
Join the new team for a mouth-watering journey, as forty of the country’s best young bakers compete. From meringue sculptures and gravity-defying biscuits to the world’s best chocolate cake, these are dazzling, dizzying challenges. As a joyful way of getting children passionate about food, this is nourishing entertainment in more ways than one.
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