Kirstie's Handmade Britain

Series 1 - Episode 1

Kirstie's Handmade Britain
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Crikey, in television terms baking is the new sex because it’s everywhere, all breathless and full-on. Baking Made Easy, The Great British Bake Off and now the jolly Kirstie Allsopp pops on a pinny and gets floury hands for her second craft series (she dolled up her lovely Devon cottage in Kirstie’s Home-made Home).

Here Allsopp aims to master traditional crafts then enter the “hugely stressful” world of village and county baking competitions. There’s an awful lot of melodrama as Kirstie makes scones and jam, not to mention a beautiful fruitcake. All the other competitors are as cool as cucumber sandwiches.

About this programme

1/8. Kirstie Allsopp travels across Britain visiting county and agricultural fairs, and puts her creative skills to the test by entering some of the toughest craft competitions. At the Devon County Show, she tries to succeed in the Afternoon Tea contest by offering up her finest baked goods, and receives advice about scone-making from baker Richard Hunt.

Cast and crew


Kirstie Allsopp


Executive Producer
Sarah Walmsley
Series Producer
Lisa McCann