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Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 8

Joe Rivers | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Making a sweet fruit loaf may not initially seem like the hardest task in the world, but we're at the quarter-final stage of this year's Great British Bake Off, and things aren't as simple as they first seem. So, not only do our five bakers have to make their loaves with enriched dough - notoriously tricky to work with - but also have only two and a half hours in which to complete the task...

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week Seven

Joe Rivers | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

For the showstopper, or should I say, choux-stopper (totally copyrighting that pun), our brave, baking adventurers must make two dozen éclairs; twelve of one flavour and twelve of another. Kate, Luis and Chetna all decide to flavour their choux pastry, with Kate adding Greek basil to the dough that will form the base to her lemon meringue éclairs.

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 6

Joe Rivers | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Do you ever think that the people behind The Great British Bake Off might be running out of episode ideas? I only ask because episode six of the 2014 incarnation has as its theme 'European cakes', which sounds very much like a 5pm-on-a-Friday idea to me. Anyway, I can't be too concerned about that because my main concern is who is going to be my new baking hero following Norman's ignominious sortie last week.

Great British Bake Off 2014 - Week Five

Joe Rivers | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

It's frantic at the end - some pies are burnt, some pies are under-done, and Norman's apparently put an entire field of lavender into his meringue, but who's going home? In fact, with Diana out of the picture, is anyone going home?

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 4

Joe Rivers | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Now, a man throwing a cake in the bin and walking out of a tent may not seem particularly momentous, but in the bunting-clad, cosy world of Great British Bake Off, this is big news. To us, this is our equivalent of Eric Cantona karate kicking a racist supporter at Selhurst Park in the mid-90s.

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 3

Joe Rivers | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Bread week in the Bake Off tent means an array of yawnsome "rise to the challenge" puns and half the episode spent fretting over proving draws. The third episode of season five begins with the signature challenge of a dozen identical rye rolls (not "wry rolls", as I originally thought).

Great British Bake Off 2014 Week 2

Joe Rivers | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Manly Richard (he's a BUILDER!) wins the technical thanks to Mary telling him his biscuits "have got a nice forking". Inexplicably, no-one collapses into giggles at this comment.

Shetland on DVD: A Chat With Douglas Henshall

Roger Crow | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

With the release of his hit BBC TV detective drama Shetland on DVD, I spoke to the Scottish actor about the show... and thoughts on being an action figure.

'Top Gear' Went to Chernobyl for One of TV's Most Tasteless Ever Hours

Caroline Frost | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

I'm a fan of Top Gear. I know I'm female, and this is wrong, but I like cars and the trio makes me laugh. But last night's episode was one of the most tasteless things I have ever watched on television.

BBC iPlayer iPhone App Launches

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Tech

The term couch potato is now dead and buried. TV can now be watched anywhere, and today it launched on the iPhone with the BBC's new iPlayer app. T...

BBC Apologises For Jeremy Clarkson Shooting Comments

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has apologised for Jeremy Clarkson's tongue-in-cheek comment that public sector strikers "should be shot". A BBC spokesman said: "The One ...