Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Great British Bake Off

It's back and thank goodness the BBC has wisely not tampered with the format of the show.
True to form they have carefully chosen the 12 contestants from all areas of cultural and ethnic backgrounds ( though strangely not a gay man is in sight this year)
So we have the 17 year old school girl, the Asian lady from Broadstairs,the ageing Scottish sailor, the straight talking northerner, a geek, a builder from London and a Home Counties grandmother and women's institute stalwart .
Baby faced Martha
Still love it
Wednesdays have just got a little brighter

32 comments:

  1. I think we'll need to set up a chatbox... Love Martha so far. She might be gay?

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    1. I thought Luis was - until his wife was mentioned

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    2. A wife doesn't mean a man isn't gay. My favorite professor in college was married when he was young. They had a son. They got divorced and when I knew him, he had been with his male partner for many years.

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    3. Very true janie

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  2. awwwwww I wish we could see this .
    Instead BBC America plays reruns of Star Trek and days and days and days of Top Gear and the Costner, Robin Hood movie. Oh gag me with a spoon !
    Makes you want to tear your eyes out and scream .

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. Brightend my evening as well!

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  4. Had a tv fail just before it came on but luckily the laptop behaved and allowed me to watch. Good fun.

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  5. I can't watch it, I'm not eating any carbs, it would kill me

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  6. I'm on a bloomin diet so cake watching is a killer but loving Martha

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  7. I betcha auntie glad would give all those people a run for their money!

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    1. She wouldn't have titivated their Swiss rolls though

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  8. Will watch tomorrow - babysitting duties meant I had to read Asterix instead. I know who got star baker, but that's not the fun bit. looking forward to all the bake-alongs!

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  9. I'll have the 17 year-old schoolgirl, please.

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  10. I'm jealous. We had the season two finale of Last Tango In Halifax on Sunday evening. Now we have nothing to watch except ourselves.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Poor me, living out here in California, I have not seen this show. Sight unseen I am liking the aging Scottish sailor, sounds kind of cool. Do you pick a favorite and cheer for them?

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    1. Of course.... But that's a bit too celebrity isn't it? The winner should always be the best baker

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  12. Please God, someone puts it on Youtube.
    Jane x

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    1. I agree, im begging.....

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  13. I looked at what I could find on the net, images, etc....not really enlightening. The only review I found was somewhat negative, calling it a yawn. The pictures on google were pastry, cakes and cupcakes. No bread that I saw.
    Which reminds me, when I was in the UK, from Liverpool down to Dover, I found little good bread. I was living in Germany at the time, which may explain the bread comparison.
    So...a question: do you have good bread there? Crusty, nice interior?

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    1. We are starting to get proper bakers if you know where to look.

      Our local one has queues down the street on a Saturday morning.

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    2. One of the classes in the flower show is bread...and mr Evans from Byron street is entering
      He is in his late 80 and used to be the village baker

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  14. Is this repeated on Sunday afternoons, as it was before? I do hope so

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  15. What a joy it is when I manage to find a channel playing UK telly. Most of the time TVNZ seams to favour CSI Miami and the like. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I just love British cooking and cop shows. I hope the Great British Bake Off gets aired here soon!

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  16. We won't get this series for a while - but I will watch it with glee.

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  17. Hollywood is still handsome.....Queen Mary is still gracious (although I am a little distracted by looking at her bald spot and thinking she should change her hairstyle) and as of last night I think I like Nancy best...but that could change over the weeks.

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    1. Yes he does have a twinkle in the old eye

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  18. Totally enjoyed it and now, like you said, Wednesdays are something to look forward too.

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  19. I had never watched a whole programme before….probably not having seen the beginning and got to know the participants…which I think is half the enjoyment…..the people rather than the baking I mean.I quite enjoyed it…..Martha has a lovely smile and seems very " modest"…. I hope she does well.

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  20. Love it.
    It's the only thing that makes knowing that summer is coming to an end bearable. That and Strictly a bit later in the year.

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  21. yay!!!!

    loving it already. sad someone had to go in the first show. I wont decide my fav until next time. no one cried that got on my nerves with Ruby

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