The Great British Baking Show: Series 8 (2017)

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Series 8
The Great British Baking Show

Critics Consensus

There's even more caramel, cakes, and camaraderie to enjoy in the eight season of The Great British Baking Show.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 29, 2017
2
Air date: Sep 5, 2017
3
Air date: Sep 12, 2017
4
Air date: Sep 19, 2017
5
Air date: Sep 26, 2017
6
Air date: Oct 3, 2017
7
Air date: Oct 10, 2017
8
Air date: Oct 17, 2017
9
Air date: Oct 24, 2017
10
Air date: Oct 31, 2017

Tv Season Info

Twelve homebakers compete in a baking competition in an effort to be crowned the winner.

Critic Reviews for The Great British Baking Show Series 8

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

Popular among men and women, young and old, it keeps what's left of Britain's tattered dream of pluralism and equality alive.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

But as much as I love optimism, for me, every single change to the show has been for the worse.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The Great British Bake Off, a teetering edifice of delicious tiny morsels itself, held together by the sweet bonds of love, nostalgia and charm, has survived the move from BBC oven to Channel 4 table.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Dough devotees can rest easy. Mary, Mel and Sue might be gone but the show's recipe remains as winning as ever.

Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The food isn't the only ingredient that's going to make this new Channel 4 series brilliant. It's the bakers, the suspense and, of course, Noel and Sandi's comedy sideshow.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

In its entirety, the whole series was a moderate soggy bottom. It desperately misses Mary Berry, the doyen of baking, and the presenting duo of Mel and Sue who were just funnier than the incumbents.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

While no one can replace the legends lost to the BBC, I was surprisingly taken with new additions Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, and the new group of bakers is top notch.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The baking is as tough as ever, including an eye-popping showstopper round packed with inventive artistic delights.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

C4 hasn't messed with the format, which is so strong it turns out the presenters don't much matter.

Apr 23, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

We want to hate the new version, but just can't. Turns out Prue Leith, an old friend of Mary Berry, is delightful.

Apr 23, 2019 | Full Review…

To watch and enjoy it is to applaud the march of British soft power and the illusion that "niceness" and not colonialism is the most quintessentially British phenomenon.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Some of the hosts were different, but the series smartly decided to keep things just as they were otherwise, helped by some instantly likeable contestants such as Liam Charles and Yan Tsou.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Great British Baking Show: Series 8

  • Oct 25, 2019
    I now know how to make a proper English breakfast. So much more delicious than IHOPS in America.

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