The Great British Bake Off

Biscuit Week

Series 2018 - Episode 1 Biscuit Week

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Review

The Bake Off returns and as ever the first episode allows us to make snap judgements about the contestants based solely on first impressions. So you’ll find a favourite, a potential winner (not necessarily the same thing) and you’ll known exactly who will annoy the heck out of you if they don’t get thrown out immediately.

Meanwhile Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding have settled into a nice rhythm, to the point where everyone can take part in a Back to the Future parody sketch poking fun at a game Prue for prematurely tweeting the name of last year’s winner.

The newest batch of 12 bakers are, of course, a varied bunch of ages and backgrounds (with a preponderance of people from Yorkshire) as the series opens with Biscuit Week. There are fiendish challenges, as Prue promises “I will be a bit tougher this year”, and calls for “more imagination and more colour”.

Summary

Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding welcome 12 contestants to the tent, where judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith oversee them in three challenges. The competition kicks off with Biscuit Week, and the bakers are challenged to make signature bakes that say something both about them and a place in the British Isles, before tackling one of Paul's childhood favourites in the Technical. Finally, the bakers are tasked to make a 3D biscuit portrait in their first Showstopper.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Sandi Toksvig
Presenter Noel Fielding
Judge Paul Hollywood
Judge Prue Leith
Executive Producer Letty Kavanagh
Executive Producer Richard McKerrow
Executive Producer Kieran Darcy-Smith
Series Director Jeanette Goulbourn
Series Producer Jenna Mansfield
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