The Mary Berry Story

The Mary Berry Story

Series 1 - Episode 2



“Mary Berry is the Bake Off and the Bake Off is Mary. There’s a reverence the bakers have towards her because they don’t want to disappoint her,” says Paul Hollywood about his co-presenter and, watching this, you can see why everyone adores her.

The film takes us through her life as a working mother, her first cookbook in 1976 (which sold a staggering two million copies), her nervous debut on TV and her Aga workshops. While Mary says she’s been incredibly lucky and that she loves what she does, there has been terrible sadness in her life. Her tearful recollection of the weekend her 19-year-old son William was killed in a car crash is deeply affecting and made even more poignant as she can remember exactly what she cooked for him the day before he died.


Part two of two. The cookery writer chats about getting married, having children and finding bigger audiences for her recipes in cookbooks, magazines and on TV. Mary is also reunited with people who helped her along the way and shares fond memories of her family, as well as talking about her role as a judge on The Great British Bake Off.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Mary Berry
Director Scott Tankard
Producer Scott Tankard