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Continental Cakes (#106H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

And then there were six. The remaining bakers now face three European cakes. For the Signature, bakers are asked to make yeast-leavened cakes. Their work's cut out for them in the most demanding Technical challenge yet: they have two hours to make the 24-step Swedish Princess torte. And finally, for the Showstopper, they must create a contemporary version of the Hungarian Dobos torte.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Puddings (#506H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

For their Signature challenge, the bakers go all out with two types of sponge puddings. In the Technical, they face Queen of Pudding, a recipe direct from the archives of Mary Berry. A Showstopper strudel stretches them to their limits.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me

Pastries (#107H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries. They're assigned Signature savory parcels, ranging from pasties to samosas. The Technical challenge throws them into uncharted territory with a pastry none has heard of ... the round and crusty kouign amann. Paul tests the bakers' patience in a challenge to create this multi-layered, buttery pastry. Finally, Showstopper eclairs will give five lucky bakers a spot in the quarter-finals.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Sweet Dough (#507H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Last week, after a food processor accident led to an unprecedented decision, there are seven bakers left to prepare regional buns in the Signature, jam doughnuts in the Technical and an enriched dough loaf in the Showstopper. TWO bakers must go.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me

Advanced Dough (#108H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

It's the quarter-finals of the competition and only five bakers remain. Mary and Paul up the ante to see which bakers will rise to the challenge. The competitors must make enriched sweet fruit loaves for their Signature, followed by a Technical challenge that stretches them to the limit. Finally, the bakers must make 36 showstopping doughnuts, demonstrating skills and ideas that take baking to a new level.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 4, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Biscuits (#508H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

It's the biscuit-based quarter final, and Paul and Mary are taking the challenges to another level. To one of the most arduous ever seen on the Baking Show. The signature bake sees the bakers' organizational and baking skills put to the test, as they attempt to deliver a huge batch of perfectly baked crispbreads. The bakers then throw away the baking rulebook, as time and temperature work against them to produce six perfectly tempered chocolate tea cakes for the technical challenge. A place in the semifinal will be hard earned, as the final challenge tests not only the quality of the bake, but how well it works as a building material.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 4, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Patisserie (#509H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

There are only four bakers left vying for a place in the much sought after final of The Great British Baking Show, and the weight of the occasion is getting to even the most unflappable of the bakers. Each baker frantically works against the clock to deliver petits fours to Paul and Mary's exacting standards, and one of the hardest technical bakes ever seen on the Baking Show finds two of the bakers left watching their fraisier cakes collapse. It's possible to hear a pin drop in the kitchen as the bakers pull out the stops for their showstopping choux gateaus. Paul and Mary think they've seen it all, until they are presented with a tribute to the Tour de France.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
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The Final (#510H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

After weeks of pastries, cakes, and bread, three bakers have made it to the Final. But they face the last and most demanding of challenges yet as every aspect of their baking skill is scrutinized. To prove themselves to judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, the finalists attempt pastry perfection with a signature Pithivier. Then, on to one of the most intricate technical challenges ever devised - Fondant Fancies. It all comes down to their final ever Showstopper, creating a masterpiece with a notoriously difficult Chiffon sponge.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me

Final (#110H) Duration: 55:13 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 31, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
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    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED’s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

    • DIRECTV KQED Plus 54 HD Issue

      We are experiencing a technical issue with DIRECTV which has affected our broadcast in High Definition.  We appreciate your patience, and for watching KQED Public Television!

    • KQED World Technical Issue

      UPDATE: The technical issue that we were experiencing has been resolved. KQED WORLD has now resumed regularly scheduled programming. Please find a discrepancy report below. 13:00-13:32 ET Secrets of the Dead #1602: Van Gogh’s Ear 13:32 ET: Regularly scheduled programming resumes ***Due to a technical issue, KQED WORLD will be airing evergreen programming (Secrets of … Continue reading KQED World Technical Issue

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