The Great Pottery Throw Down
- Season 2017
- 8 episodes
- Documentary and factual
Episode 1: The Great Pottery Throw Down
I like The Great Pottery Throw Down, it’s comfortable and kind, and now that its parent, The Great British Bake Off, has fled to Channel 4, it might secure more BBC viewers’ hearts.
As we return to Stoke-on-Trent there are ten new hopeful amateur potters, jolly ring-mistress Sara Cox, who’s on hand with love and attention, and judges Kate Malone and Keith “Stop Your Sobbing” Brymer Jones.
The latter lives up to his reputation for lachrymosity by blubbing over someone’s cone (I can’t explain). One contestant even goes so far as to say, “My main aim is to make Keith cry.” It’s not difficult.
There’s an exciting special guest, the goddess of spongeware herself, and patron saint of middle-class kitchens throughout the land, the almighty Emma Bridgewater, who’s on hand to judge a challenge. But the big test for the potters is to make a 16-piece dinner set.
|Judge||Keith Brymer Jones|
|Unknown||Tim van Someren|