The Great British Bake Off
Season 5

s05e01 / Cake

6th Aug '14 - 8:00pm

The Bake Off is back for another year, welcoming the tent's youngest-ever baker and the oldest. All 12 bakers will be challenged on their baking skills from every angle by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, all the while helped - or hindered - by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. But their first hurdle is cake.

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s05e02 / Biscuits

13th Aug '14 - 8:00pm

One week down. Having survived cakes, the remaining 11 bakers are tested on biscuits.

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s05e03 / Bread

20th Aug '14 - 8:00pm

In week three, the remaining ten bakers get ready to brave bread.

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s05e04 / Desserts

27th Aug '14 - 8:00pm

It's week four in the tent and the baking is getting serious. Having seen the bakers make cake, biscuits and bread, Mary and Paul up the ante - for the first time, we see how the bakers cope with multi-tasking across several baking skills at once.

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s05e05 / Pies and Tarts

3rd Sep '14 - 8:00pm
Pies and Tarts

Almost halfway through the Bake Off and the remaining bakers are facing pies and tarts. No self-respecting home baker is complete without being able to make all kinds of pastries, and today the bakers are challenged to do just that.

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s05e06 / European Cakes

10th Sep '14 - 8:00pm
European Cakes

Past halfway in their baking marathon and the remaining six bakers face three European cakes.

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s05e07 / Pastry

17th Sep '14 - 8:00pm

Presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins set the remaining contestants three tasks involving pastry, beginning by asking them to make signature savoury parcels. For the technical challenge, they must prepare a cake that hails from the Brittany region of France - the kouign amann, which none of the bakers has ever heard of - before creating two different types of eclair in the showstopper round. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood judge the hopefuls' efforts before deciding who is star baker and who is going home.

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s05e08 / Advanced Dough

24th Sep '14 - 8:00pm
Advanced Dough

The nation's favourite baking contest is about to get a whole lot hotter in the kitchen, as it reaches the quarter-final stage, and just five amateur bakers remain. They've all impressed to various extents during Bread Week - at least sufficiently to make it through - but now their skills are thoroughly tested as they take on enriched doughs. They have a signature bake in which they must work with soft dough to create artful works, a technical that sees them recreate an Eastern European cross between bread and pastry, and a showstopper involving doughnuts.

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s05e09 / Semi-final - Patisserie

1st Oct '14 - 8:00pm
Semi-final - Patisserie

It's Patisserie Week, and the remaining four bakers will need to demonstrate that they have skills worthy enough to see them through to this year's final. The bakers are challenged to make a signature baklava - two types of any flavour they like, before the technical challenge demands they knock up a German Schichttorte, a cake cooked in stages under the grill to create 20 layers of different coloured sponge. Finally, the showstopper sees the semi-finalists baking non-stop to create two entremets in which they should demonstrate as many personal skills and techniques as they can.

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s05e10 / The Final

8th Oct '14 - 8:00pm
The Final

The three finalists face a Signature Challenge in which they have just three hours to prove they have mastered a pastry technique that usually takes a whole day. They then have to tackle a Technical Challenge without the aid of a recipe, before rustling up a Showstopper that turns sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petits fours into a winning combination.

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s05e11 / Masterclass

9th Oct '14 - 8:00pm

After 10 weeks of stiff competition, calm finally descends on the Bake Off tent as judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry take up the reins to demonstrate how they would have tackled the contest's signature, technical and showstopper challenges had the roles been reversed. They begin with tasks from the first two weeks of the series, with Paul making a blackcurrant and liquorice Swiss roll and two types of savoury biscuits, while Mary prepares a cherry cake with lemon icing, Florentines and miniature classic coffee and walnut cakes.

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s05e12 / Masterclass 2

10th Oct '14 - 8:00pm
Masterclass 2

Back in the Bake Off tent, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood roll up their sleeves, baking the challenges that they set the bakers in bread and desserts weeks on the Great British Bake Off.

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s05e13 / Class of 2013

12th Oct '14 - 8:00pm
Class of 2013

We catch up with last year's bakers, who have come a long way since their time in the tent.

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s05e14 / Masterclass 3

15th Oct '14 - 8:00pm
Masterclass 3

Once again taking over the Bake Off tent, Mary and Paul tackle the signature, technical and show-stopper challenges from the second half of the series.

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s05e15 / Masterclass 4

16th Oct '14 - 8:00pm
Masterclass 4

In the final masterclass of the series, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood dust off the flour one last time, creating the signature, technical and show-stopping challenges from the last part of the Great British Bake Off.

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s05e16 / Christmas Masterclass 2014

16th Dec '14 - 8:00pm
Christmas Masterclass 2014

In the countdown to Christmas, Mary and Paul are getting festive in the kitchen. They have six brand new recipes to bake for the family this Christmas, inspired by rich traditions from all over Europe.

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