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BBC, PBS announce Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends

September 23, 2022

Dame Mary Berry, the iconic cook, is set to bring viewers around the world her festive feast in a new programme for BBC One and iPlayer and PBS, Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends (w/t).

Berry provides a guide for a fool-proof Christmas dinner in this seasonal special. Packed with her classic recipes for a delicious three-course feast, she and her friends will also be helping you prep, shop and plan before the big day itself for a stress free day. With tips for how to get the most out of your ingredients and your budget, Berry and friends will head out to meet grocers and growers to help you select the best for your table this year.

Berry said: “It goes without saying that Christmas is a very special time of year but over the last couple of years it has gotten challenging for us all, whether it’s the emotional hardship of lost loved ones, the economic hardship of cooking for large families or a combination of both. In this special I am going to bring together everything you need with tips to make it a festive day to remember fondly.”

Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment and Events, said: “We’re delighted that Mary has decided to share her definitive guide to Christmas.  For many of us, Christmas is a precious opportunity to spend time with family and friends, so I can’t wait for Mary to share her ultimate recipes, tips and tricks for what will be a truly memorable festive feast.”

Emily Hudd, Managing Director of Rumpus Media, said: Who better to have on hand to get you through this Christmas than Mary with her delicious, classic recipes and tips for how to make the best of the big day. Mary and her special guest chefs will help everyone elevate their Christmas dinner to a feast to remember.

Zara Frankel, Director of Programming and Development, General Audience Programming at PBS, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Mary Berry back to PBS platforms for a truly unforgettable holiday special. From the shopping to the prep; from the turkey to the pie, this holiday season Mary is serving up traditional dishes with her signature fuss-free style exuding warmth, friendship and funand everyone’s invited.”

Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends, a 1 x 60 for BBC One and iPlayer and PBS, is made by Rumpus Media. It was commissioned by Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. Emily Hudd and Kelly Sparks are Executive Producers for Rumpus Media and the Commissioning Editor is Ricky Cooper. The Director is Katy Fryer. Zara Frankel is the Executive in Charge for PBS.

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