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Mary Berry's Country House Secrets

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Food

Summary

In this series, Mary Berry discovers the rich history of our nation's greatest stately homes through the prism of food.

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Episode 1: Mary Berry's Country House Secrets

Summary

Mary discovers the rich history of our nation's greatest stately homes through its food, beginning with Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey, renowned as the setting for some of the most lavish and influential weekend house parties in history. She takes to the estate kitchen, where she creates a delicious spread including raspberry tartlets and gamekeeper's stew, and an elaborate menu for a grand finale dinner.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Prepare to spend a very genteel hour with a programme that demands nothing apart from some light attention and a love of British aristocracy.

Of course, Mary Berry is an aristocrat in everything but name, and the people she meets fall upon her as if she’s a duchess. But such is Mary’s shining loveliness, who can blame them?

In the first of a new series where she cooks in grand country houses, Mary Berry is at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the home of Downton Abbey. In a terribly good-mannered hour Mary spends time with its chatelaine, Fiona, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon.

It’s pure escapism as we watch the Countess and Mary take afternoon tea and eavesdrop on their chat. “Steve the roofer is a great friend,” says the Countess when she discusses the work involved in keeping such a pile on the go.

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PresenterMary Berry

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DirectorMark Bates
Executive producerLorna-Dawn Creanor
Series producerEmma Boswell

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  • Episode 1

    Mary Berry's Country House Secrets

    Summary

    Mary discovers the rich history of our nation's greatest stately homes through its food, beginning with Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey, renowned as the setting for some of the most lavish and influential weekend house parties in history. She takes to the estate kitchen, where she creates a delicious spread including raspberry tartlets and gamekeeper's stew, and an elaborate menu for a grand finale dinner.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Prepare to spend a very genteel hour with a programme that demands nothing apart from some light attention and a love of British aristocracy.

    Of course, Mary Berry is an aristocrat in everything but name, and the people she meets fall upon her as if she’s a duchess. But such is Mary’s shining loveliness, who can blame them?

    In the first of a new series where she cooks in grand country houses, Mary Berry is at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the home of Downton Abbey. In a terribly good-mannered hour Mary spends time with its chatelaine, Fiona, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon.

    It’s pure escapism as we watch the Countess and Mary take afternoon tea and eavesdrop on their chat. “Steve the roofer is a great friend,” says the Countess when she discusses the work involved in keeping such a pile on the go.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterMary Berry

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMark Bates
    Executive producerLorna-Dawn Creanor
    Series producerEmma Boswell

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