The Great British Baking Show: Series 4 (2011)

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Series 4
The Great British Baking Show

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The Great British Baking Show returns with a new crop of amateur bakers who are not only talented but are also incredibly humble and sweet.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 20, 2013
2
Air date: Aug 27, 2013
3
Air date: Sep 3, 2013
4
Air date: Sep 10, 2013
5
Air date: Sep 17, 2013
6
Air date: Sep 24, 2013
7
Air date: Oct 1, 2013
8
Air date: Oct 8, 2013
9
Air date: Oct 15, 2013
10
Air date: Oct 22, 2013

Tv Season Info

A baker's dozen of Britain's home bakers battle it out to be crowned the country's best.

Critic Reviews for The Great British Baking Show Series 4

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

One of the criticisms commonly levelled at the show is that not much really happens. Not true! It's the dozens of tiny, complex, yeasty microdramas that hold it all together.

Apr 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

GBBO is basically much the same format as X Factor. A bit fluffier, but no more real. Which is perfectly OK, so long as no one is trying to claim otherwise.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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Bakers don't fight with each other, they instead fight with their ovens, which they forgot to preheat, or with their doughs, which they didn't proof long enough. All this makes, surprisingly, for thrilling television.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The judges pitched in, by lobbing quite harsh criticisms at bakers who had clearly done their best. That sort of thing would never happen at, say, the final of The X Factor, when the judges ramp up the glory by telling everyone how great they are.

Jun 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Great British Bake Off is never a one-horse race, it's a dark-horse race, making the show itself a gentle, schoolmarmish admonishment to those brasher TV talent shows.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Many were surprised when such a relatively humble programme made it to the top. But perhaps it would have been more surprising if it hadn't. We like things that make us happy and that bring people together.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes Bake Off more fascinating to watch than shows of a similar format is that the contestants are judged on genuine skill.

Apr 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Mel and Sue reminded us again why the recent American version of Bake Off failed massively - because they weren't in it.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Sure, we might have basically known that Frances Quinn had won due to a flurry of late bets on the outsider, yet that didn't stop series four from having a whole heap of controversies that cemented its place as the show everyone had to watch.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The Bake Off is back in all its soggy bottomed glory.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Great British Baking Show: Series 4

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