Paul Hollywood

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The Great British Bake Off: the programme trades on mild peril

The Great British Bake Off (Tuesday, Channel 4) is how Britain likes to see itself. Each year the show presents us with a bunch of polite, eccentric, (...)

Get ready ...bake!  Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding, Prue Leith and Matt Lucas of The Great British Bake Off.

It is autumn again.  Gathering swallows in the skies. Full-grown lambs bleating on hilly bourns. Something, something, clammy cells. Something, (...)

For the past 11 years the Bake Off has come to represent the beginning of autumn and the transition into contemplating turning the heating back

I saw the big boxes of sweets in Tesco the other day – the drums of Celebrations and Quality Street and Roses moved to the front of the shop to encour(...)

I wake up to the sound of Michael Bublé singing downstairs. I obviously don’t mean that literally. At least I don’t think I do? Yeah, no, it’s the CD (...)

The dayglo quartet: Matt, Noel, Paul and Prue.  Much has changed since the early days of The Great British Bake Off. Paul Hollywood’s hair, for one, has  become even more eye-burningly white, the whitest white you have ever seen.

The Great British Bake Off is back. Although for many housebounds “Bake Off” is just what they call 2020. Yes, much has changed since the last season.(...)

The Great British Bake Off contestants 2020: (left to right) Hermine, Sura, Rowan, Marc, Laura, Linda, Mak, Dave, Loriea, Lottie, Mark and Peter. Photograph: Channel 4/Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions

This year’s series of The Great British Bake Off will be like no other. There’s a new host, in Sandi Toksvig replacement Matt Lucas, plus the whole th(...)

High tea with the richest kings of Europe?

I’ll admit I was nervous about Mary Berry’s Simple Comforts (Wednesday, BBC2). When you’ve ascended to televisual godhead status like the ageless Berr(...)

The Great British Bake Off 2019 finalists: (left to right) Steph, David, Alice. Photograph: Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions

Spoiler alert: this review reveals the winner of the Great British Bake Off 2019 It was the twice-baked Stilton soufflés that started the decline. Fa(...)

The contestants in this year’s Great British Bake Off.

It says something about The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4, Tuesday, 8pm), now in its tenth series of competitive confectionary construction, and i(...)

Meet the Bake off presenters: Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig. Photograph: C4/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon/PA

Consider the end times in which The Great British Bake Off has risen like a derelict gingerbread barn from the ashes of a near showstopper disaster. ((...)

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