Talk:The Great British Bake Off

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Impressed by how up-to-date Wikipedia is[edit]

It is articles like this that make me impressed with how up-to-date Wikipedia is - the episode on biscuits was only broadcast tonight (September 6 2011) and already, information about it is in the article! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 20:40, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

I shall repeat that on 4 October 2011 - it is only 9: 22, a mere 22 minutes after the final ended, and already, news of the winner is in the article! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 20:23, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Melton Mowbray pork pies[edit]

The edition broadcast on September 13 2011 on pies said a considerable deal about the famous pork pies of Melton Mowbray. I wondered whether that could go in the article. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 08:24, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Can someone that knows how to add images with the correct license, could you please add;

  • A main image, such as the title of the show
  • An image/or more of series one
  • An image/or more of series two

As without some images on this page I feel that it lacks some interest. "Docwhoaza93 (talk) 10:17, 18 September 2011 (UTC)"

Internal links[edit]

Should more wiki articles be linked to off this page?

Example:

1 2

Episode No. Signature Challenge Showstopper Challenge Technical Challenge Eliminated Airdate
1 Cake Chocolate celebration cake Victoria sandwich Mark & Lea 17 August 2010
2 Biscuits Petit fours; meringues, choux pastry and macaroons Scones Louise & Annetha 24 August 2010
Just wondering, why is the Technical Challenge list 3rd? It's the middle challenge in the show. Hzh (talk) 23:12, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

High ratings[edit]

Could it be put in this article that this programme had more than twice the ratings of any other BBC Two programme? That is what I heard on You and Yours today (October 4 2012). ACEOREVIVED (talk) 20:20, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Not sure if that it should be mentioned (other BBC 2 shows like Top Gear have high ratings, so I'm not sure what "any other BBC 2 programme" means here), although it is probably worth mentioning that the final of Season 3 had the best ratings of all channels. Hzh (talk) 23:09, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Needs reorganizing and more work[edit]

At the moment the specials and spin-offs are taking up too much space in here. They are not the main topic of this page, therefore it is rather lopsided. The article therefore needs expanding on the main subject, for example, a section on the format of the competition is necessary, see for example The X Factor (UK TV series) and MasterChef (UK TV series). Since there are individual pages for the first 3 series, detailed ratings are not appropriate for the main page (I have moved them), and only series average should be used for the main page if available. Hzh (talk) 00:53, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Elimation table example[edit]

Elimination chart
Baker 1 2 3
Baker 1 Winner
Baker 2 SB Runner-up
Baker 3 OUT

Colour key:

     Baker was the series winner
     Baker was the series runner-up
     Baker got through to the next round
     Baker was the Star Baker
     Baker was eliminated
     Baker was one of the judges' favourite bakers that week, but did not win star baker
     Baker was one of the judges' least favourite bakers that week, but was not eliminated

The Doctor ALL 13!! 15:58, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Unsigned, and what's the point? If you want to change the color scheme, discuss and gain consensus. --Drmargi (talk) 15:28, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
I do apologise for the the edit war that would have continued in regard to this issue. After consideration, I do believe that the colour scheme should stay as it currently is apart from one small change of that the yellow should be replaced with gold and the limegreen be replaced with silver. I think that the gold and silver represents the positions of winner and runner-up better than what it currently is.
Aside from the colour issue, I do think that their should be a heading under the table which states notes rather than them just being there.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 13thDoctor93 (talkcontribs) 16:58, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
I don't see the need for the "Olympic" colors. They're fine as they are. --Drmargi (talk) 18:16, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Spoilers in first paragraph[edit]

Could someone remove the list of winners in the first paragraph? A lot of users, including myself, like to read up on the show while we're watching it, but don't want every season spoiled! It's unnecessary information and could be handled elsewhere in the document. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.22.113.231 (talk) 18:40, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Unlikely, see Wikipedia:Spoiler. -- AxG /   21:18, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
Nope. Exercise a little personal responsibility if you don't want to be spoiled, don't go where you might be. --Drmargi (talk) 22:03, 2 March 2017 (UTC)