The Great British Bake Off

Bread Week

Series 2019 - Episode 3 Bread Week



There’s an overwhelming air of “bread dread” in the tent this week because everyone knows how tough Paul Hollywood is when it comes to dough. Bread baking is tricky because, as one contestant says, “once it goes in the oven, you don’t know where it’s going to go… it’s the unknown factor of Mr Yeast”. Not to mention the unknown factor of Mr Hollywood.

But then, despite all their anxieties, there’s the first Hollywood handshake of the series for someone’s tear-and-share loaf.

Inevitably there are lots of puns about proving themselves, being the best thing since sliced bread and “kneading” to do well. However, by the time they start their showstoppers (a display of artistically scored breads), the judges reveal there are several who are in danger of being sent home. Crumbs.


Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig host the third stage of the culinary competition, with judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Bread Week has arrived, and the remaining bakers face the challenge of proving their worth with Paul's speciality. First, the contestants must prepare a signature bake that is designed to be shared, while the ingredients for a popular summer staple are lurking beneath the gingham cloth in the technical challenge. Finally, an ambitious Showstopper will test their steady hands and artistic flair.

Cast & Crew

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