Mary Berry returns to BBC One with Secrets From Britain’s Great Houses

Speaking at the Broadcast Commissioning Forum today, Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, announced new BBC One programme, Mary Berry's Secrets From Britain's Great Houses (w/t).

Published: 3 November 2016
I am 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.
— Mary Berry

In this sumptuous new series Mary Berry explores some of the nation's most beloved stately homes through the prism of what she’s best known for - food. 

Her exclusive invitation to these great houses will take her away from the well-trodden tourist paths. Revealing life both upstairs and downstairs, Mary will meet the present day custodians and their knowledgeable, dedicated staff as she visits the gardens, kitchens and private rooms.

Inspired by the houses’ rich culinary histories, Mary will be producing her own special recipes and celebrating the heritage and legacy of these extraordinary houses with all those she has met.

Mary Berry says: "I am 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."

Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, says: "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."

Tanya Shaw, Managing Director, Shine TV says: “Following the success of Mary Berry’s Easter Feast last year, we are delighted to be working with Mary on this exciting 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.”

Mary Berry's Secrets From Britain's Great Houses (6x30) is produced by Shine TV. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content and Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual and Natural History.

It is being Executive Produced by Tanya Shaw and Lorna-Dawn Creanor.

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