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The Mary Berry Story
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Series 1 - Episode 2
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“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.
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Full Episode Guide
Bake Off's Mary Berry is back on BBC1 with a new series
The GBBO judge and cookery expert will be seeking inspiration for her recipes from beautiful stately homes
Bake Off’s Mary Berry hints at future plans with Mel and Sue: "we will do something"
Mary Berry's best Bake Off moments
Mary Berry quits Bake Off following move to Channel 4
Mary Berry quits Bake Off: the Twitter reaction
Mary Berry’s US Bake Off “axed” after just one season
How to make hot cross buns and simnel cake – Mary Berry's fabulous Easter recipes
Mary Berry: I turned down Strictly Come Dancing
Mary Berry gets new six-part BBC2 series Foolproof Cooking
Mary Berry cried during the Bake Off finale and almost finished the nation off
Will you be as brilliant as Mary Berry when you're 81?
Prue Leith: "Mary Berry is the real thing, a serious writer, not just a telly star"