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The Final (#410H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Find out who will be crowned the winner after the finalists wrestle with meringues, undertake a British classic with only one recipe instruction and no measurements, and tackle one of the most complex challenges ever seen on the series.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Cake (#101H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Follow 12 amateur bakers as they enter the competition tent for their first hurdle: cake. The Signature Bake requires a Swiss roll, a seemingly simple task fraught with risks. For the Technical Bake, bakers must duplicate Mary Berry's classic cherry cake, to Berry's exacting standard. In the Showstopper Bake, the competitors tackle classic British cakes - in perfect miniature - 36 of them.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Biscuits (#102H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

One week down and 11 amateur bakers remain. Let the biscuit baking begin. The Signature challenge is to create biscuits that go well with a cheese course. For the Technical, the bakers must follow Mary's basic instructions for her Florentines recipe. In the Showstopper, bakers are tasked with creating three-dimensional "biscuit scenes." Who will leave the competition tent?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Cake (#301H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Join 12 amateur bakers in the tent for their first competition. Madeira cake is the Signature challenge. For the Technical, they must duplicate Mary Berry's frosted walnut cake. Finally, they tackle black forest gateau for the Showstopper.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Biscuits (#302H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Watch the remaining 11 bakers tackle biscuits. Biscotti are the Signature challenge, while the Technical demands puff pastry arlettes. The Showstopper task is to create and build an edible biscuit box filled with 36 biscuits of a different flavor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Bread (#103H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

It's week three and the remaining 10 bakers get ready to brave bread. For the Signature, they must bake 12 perfect rye bread rolls, shaped as they prefer. The Technical calls for ciabatta loaves, using judge Paul's recipe. For the Showstopper, the bakers have to make a filled centerpiece loaf with as much impact on a table as on the judges. Who will rise to the occasion?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Bread (#303H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

See how the remaining 10 bakers prepare to brave bread, including quick breads in the Signature challenge. The Technical calls for baguettes. For the Showstopper, the bakers must create edible 3D bread sculptures. Who will rise to the occasion?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Desserts (#304H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

View the stiff competition among nine remaining bakers. The Signature challenge is a French classic: creme brulee. In the Technical, bakers take on spanische windtorte. In the Showstopper, they must bake three faultless cheesecakes, then layer them.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Desserts (#104H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

The competition stiffens like whipped peaks. For the Signature, bakers must create so-called "saucy puds" - delicate cakes hiding a gooey filling or saucy surprise at the bottom. In the Technical, bakers take on Mary's tiramisu. In the Showstopper, they have to beat the odds and the heat to make the perfect baked Alaska. Meltdowns ensue.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Alternative Ingredients (#305H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

See how the remaining contestants bake without sugar, gluten or dairy. In the Signature challenge, they create a variety of sugar-free cakes. Gluten-free pitas are in store for the Technical, and the Showstopper features dairy-free ice cream rolls.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Pastry (#306H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Enter the competition tent to see the bakers prove their pastry skills, first with frangipane tarts in the Signature. The Technical throws them into uncharted territory with a mystery pastry: flaouna. The Showstopper demands bite-sized vol-au-vents.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Masterclass 1 (#111H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Paul makes a blackcurrant and licorice Swiss roll, while Mary prepares cherry cake with lemon icing. Paul demonstrates two savory biscuits and Mary shows the correct way to make Florentines. She concludes with miniature coffee and walnut cakes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Pies & Tarts (#105H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Almost half-way through the baking competition, the remaining bakers face pies and tarts. Custard tarts are their Signature challenge, followed by mini pear pies - one of the more unusual Technical challenges in the competition tent. Finally, contestants battle their biggest bake yet: three-tiered pies. The Showstopper allows them only four hours to create a towering collection of pies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.