BBC1 preps “Pies and Puds”

UK pubcaster BBC1 has commissioned Spun Gold to produce 20-part cooking series Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds.
August 30, 2013

UK pubcaster BBC1 has commissioned 20-part cookery series Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds, to air during daytime.

Each of the 45-minute shows will see TV chef baker Hollywood cook three recipes, including a signature pie and a signature pudding.

The Spun Gold-produced series, airing later this year, will also see Hollywood scour the UK, as he searches for traditional local recipes, and the stories and heritage behind them.

Damien Kavanagh, the head of BBC Daytime, said: “Paul is much loved by BBC audiences and his new series will be a real treat for daytime viewers, providing them not only with a baking master-class, but also the fascinating stories behind some unique recipes. Sweet or savory, the series will feature something for everyone.”

Nick Bullen, Spun Gold’s director of programs, added: “Paul’s new show will pay tribute to the nation’s favorite comfort foods. We hope viewers will take inspiration from Paul’s travels and recipes to recreate some of these tempting puddings and pies in their own homes.”

The series was commissioned for BBC Daytime by Gerard Melling. The executive producer is Chris Kelly, and the series producer is Dunk Barnes.

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