Food: Paul Hollywood: A Baker's Life
8pm, Channel 4
The Great British Bake Off
Tuesday: Channel 4, 8pm
The eighth series of Bake Off is finally here! Channel 4's GBBO welcomes 12 new amateur bakers to the show for a whole host of new challenges.
The advert shows a range of singing baked goods coming together in a dazzling display of cakes, breads and tarts.
Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will present the new series, alongside judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
The eighth series of the cookery show will appear on Channel 4, after Love Productions signed a deal with the broadcaster last year.
Comedians Sandi Toksvig (QI) and Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) will host Britain’s biggest baking competition, while restaurateur and food writer Prue Leith joins Paul Hollywood as a judge.
The news comes after it was announced last autumn that the blockbuster baking show would be moving from BBC One to Channel 4.
Sarah Beeny’s Four Rooms
More 4, 9pm
RTS award-winning Four Rooms is back with a new host, Sarah Beeny. A cross between Antiques Roadshow and Dragons' Den, the programme sees members of the public try and sell their prized items to stone-faced dealers for a good price.
Meet the twelve contestants competing for the title of Britain’s best amateur baker this year:
Andrew is a Northern Irish aerospace engineer who is currently living in Derby. When he’s not designing jet engines, he’s pushing the boundaries of baking to create complex edible structures – his next project is a Concorde made out of baguettes.
What started out as a humble amateur baking contest has now gripped the nation, as we've tears and tantrums in the baking tent.
With thoughts turning to this year’s final, it begs the question: what are the former winners up to now?
Last year's nail-biting final saw Birtwhistle triumph over bookie's favourite Richard Burr.
Since winning she has launched her own cooking website and has appeared on a number of food shows such as BBC Good Food Spring in April .
When Kim Shillinglaw became Controller of BBC Two last year, one of her predecessors took her for a drink. Roly Keating had launched BBC Four, moved on to BBC Two and filled in as temporary boss of BBC One. In a meeting room in New Broadcasting House, Shillinglaw recalls with terrible clarity what he told her.
“He said, ‘You will find BBC Two is the toughest. Let me tell you that now. BBC Four has a lot of individual commissions but not very much money, so there’s a limit to how many things it can commission.
It's often said that food brings people together, and this year's GBBO wannabes are testament to that.
The dozen promising patissiers include a body builder, a fire fighter and, most surprisingly, the Dalai Lama's personal photographer.