Unscripted

Mary Berry gets back in kitchen with another BBC title

BBC2 has commissioned Sidney Street Productions to produce a new six-part series with Mary Berry. Following her previous successful BBC2 series, Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites and Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking, this new ...
November 14, 2016

BBC2 has commissioned Sidney Street Productions to produce a new six-part series with Mary Berry.

Following her previous successful BBC2 series, Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites and Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking, this new series, Mary Berry Everyday will see the former Great British Bake Off host celebrate the food and ingredients she turns to most as she proves that you don’t need an exotic larder or a chef’s repertoire to create delicious dishes every night of the week.

Across six episodes, Berry will travel to her mother’s childhood home of Scotland to sample venison, salmon and whisky; don a white suit to try her hand at bee-keeping in search of some fresh honey; pursue the history of the great British pie; and return to her own childhood when she learned to milk a goat and make her own goat’s cheese.

Recipes range from healthy and wholesome ideas, easy-to-make crowd pleasers and her best family classics, to those dishes which are just a little bit more indulgent, as well as some exciting ways to push the boat out when you want to show off.

Commissioned by Patrick Holland, channel editor for BBC 2, and Donna Clark, acting head of formats and features, the series will air in the New Year.

It will be executive produced by Tom Edwards, commissioning editor, formats and features. Karen Ross, managing director of Sidney Street, will also executive produce the series, with Emma Boswell as series producer and Dave Crerar as director.

Berry earlier signed on to a BBC1 project, Mary Berry’s Secrets From Britain’s Great Houses, that will see her exploring various stately homes in the UK and revealing their secrets through interviews with present-day custodians and their staff.

Berry announced her departure from Bake Off in September following news of the culinary competition series’ move from BBC to Channel 4Show hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins also quit the show ahead the move, leaving Paul Hollywood the sole cast member to continue on with the series when the new season airs on C4.

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