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Patisserie (#109H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

It's semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries. First, they're challenged with Signature baklava. Next is a most demanding Technical task - making the tricky German schichttorte, cooked in stages under a grill to create 20 layers. The Showstopper raises the bar even higher: the final four work non-stop to create two elegant entremets.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 7:00pm
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 1:00am

Final (#110H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy. And what a trio of challenges they are: mastery of a classic pastry technique that normally takes a day - in just three hours; a Technical test that requires mastering the basics - with no recipe; and a Showstopper that demands delivery of perfect sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petit four in the bakers' final five hours in the tent.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Masterclass 2 (#112H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Paul makes ciabatta and his showstopping roquefort and walnut loaf. Mary prepares layered tiramisu cake from desserts week. Paul shows his saucy side with chocolate volcano fondant puds, while Mary finishes with flamboyant Neapolitan baked alaska.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Masterclass 3 (#113H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Mary makes chocolate and orange tart and the complicated Swedish Princesstarta. Paul uses pastry skills to make mini sausage plaits and de-mystifies the kouign amann that so baffled the bakers. Mary constructs a two-tiered dobos torte with caramel.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Cakes (#201H) Duration: 56:11 STEREO TVPG

Meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food cakes in Mary's Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Masterclass 3 (#213H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Get Paul and Mary's tips for biscuits and pastry. Mary shares recipes for ginger spiced traybake and technically tricky tuiles with chocolate mousse, while Paul prepares iced tea loaf, sweet dough brioche tete and twisted apricot couronne.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Masterclass 4 (#214H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Watch Mary and Paul re-create bakes from the final weeks. Paul makes a wheat-free crusty rye loaf and sweet and savory pretzels. Mary makes Sussex Pond pudding and choux pastry religieuse, and puts her own twist on the classic opera cake.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Bread (#202H) Duration: 56:15 STEREO TVPG

Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins. The Showstopper features outrageous loaves of bread ... from a Christmas wreath to a proud peacock and a psychic octopus.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Masterclass 1 (#311H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Learn from Mary how to make classic Madeira cake and frosted walnut cake. Paul makes hazelnut and orange biscotti and technically tricky arlettes. Mary closes the show with the retro classic Black Forest gateau.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Masterclass 2 (#312H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Paul demonstrates how to make soda bread and then bakes baguettes. Mary makes cappuccino creme brulees and Spanische windtorte. Paul shows how to decorate a pie and Mary makes checkerboard cake and a tiered white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Desserts (#203H) Duration: 56:15 STEREO TVPG

Follow the remaining 11 bakers as they deal with desserts: a trifle of biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in distinct layers; perfect Floating Islands; and a Showstopper of 24 petits fours. For the first time, there's a baking burglary in the tent!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Cake (#401H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a back-to-basics British classic, a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work. The showstopper is sophisticated and high-end. With this cake, there's nowhere to hide.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me

Biscuits (#402H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Follow the 11 remaining bakers tasked with making 24 elaborately decorated biscuits; a biscuit that requires perfect piping; and a biscuit structure that demands precision baking-and reveals a little more about each of the contenders.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me

Bread (#403H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

See how the bakers tackle three of Paul's toughest challenges ever: preparing a sweet dough with a twist; avoiding a burnt bottom and a soggy top; and using three different flours to create a huge showstopper centerpiece.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Batter (#404H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Join nine bakers for the first-ever batter week. They prepare a British favorite that demands a uniform bake across the batch; a technical challenge that requires a perfect pastry, sweet filling and delicate icing; and a showstopping Spanish classic.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Pastry (#405H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

See how eight bakers handle three types of pastry. For the signature, it's breakfast time, Danish style. Then, the technical is a classic British tart. The bite-size showstopper is a pastry notoriously difficult to make and even trickier to bake.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Botanical (#406H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Monitor the remaining seven as they strive to give their bakes maximum botanical taste. The signature demands sharp citrus flavors; the technical, a leafy challenge; and the final, three tiers of flavored sponges and stunning floral designs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Desserts (#407H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Learn why sweet challenges mean a bitter end for one baker as the six battle for a spot in the quarter final. The signature has them rolling out their skills; the technical is a tricky French dessert; the showstopper is a bit of a mousse marathon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Tudor Week (#408H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to re-create dishes fit for the Tudors. The signature is a savory stuffed pie; the technical is an unusual Tudor biscuit that has the bakers tied up in knots; the showstopper is a marzipan spectacle.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Patisserie (#409H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination; make yeast cake with a fruity top and delicate chocolate work; and prepare a multiple mini-cake bake. Which three will go to the final?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

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 Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Masterclass 4 (#114H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Mary prepares lemon and raspberry eclairs, while Paul makes cherry and chocolate loaf. He explains how to make povitica and his showstopping raspberry and chocolate doughnuts. Mary finishes with elaborate double chocolate entremets.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Pies and Tarts (#204H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVPG

Watch the remaining bakers undertake double-crusted fruit pies, a challenge to even the most experienced bakers; English custard tart - a centuries-old recipe that causes a wobble for the contestants; and phyllo pie, with dough made from scratch.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 28, 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.

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KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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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.