Celebrity cook Mary Berry will be back on TV soon in a new BBC series, exploring some of the nation’s stately homes through the prism of what she’s best known for – food.
In ‘Secrets From Britain’s Great Houses’, Mary will meet the houses’ custodians and their staff as she visits the gardens, kitchens and private rooms.
Inspired by the houses’ culinary histories, she will produce her own special recipes and celebrating the heritage and legacy of the houses with all those she has met.
The former co-judge of BBC hit show ‘The Great British Bake Off’ said: “I’m so excited to be doing this new series with the BBC. I have always had an enquiring mind so I know I will be inspired by the Great Houses we visit.”
The series, which comprises six episodes of 30 minutes each, is produced by Shine TV. Transmission dates have not yet been confirmed.
Tanya Shaw, managing director of Shine TV, said: “Following the success of ‘Mary Berry’s Easter Feast’ last year, we are delighted to be working with Mary on this new series. I can’t think of anyone more perfect to tell the stories of these great households and to bring us such a unique insight into Britain’s rich culinary past.”
BBC director of content Charlotte Moore added: “This series will be a real treat for BBC One viewers to go behind the scenes with Mary Berry and explore Britain’s great houses through her love of cooking.”