What time is Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking on BBC Two tonight and where can I get the recipes?

NATIONAL treasure Mary Berry is back with a brand new TV show to help the nation cook delicious meals in just a few minutes.

So when is Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking on TV and where can you find the recipes? Here is the lowdown…

Mary Berry's Quick Cooking is the cooks latest TV show
Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking is the cooks latest TV show

When does Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking air?

Mary Berry’s Quick cooking airs TONIGHT (Monday, April 1) on BBC Two.

The show will air from 8:30pm to 9pm and there will be two more episodes at the same time for two Mondays after that.

It sees Mary Berry demonstrate recipes that are delicious but don’t take long to make.

All of the food will be inspired by places she visits, including a trip to Rome that will teach viewers a new way to make pizza.

She also visited Camp Bestival in Dorset last summer where she cooked and joined Rick Astley on stage to play the drums.

Where can I get the recipes from Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking?

BBC Books released Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking on February 21 2019.

The book follows the same idea of the new TV show .

It includes over 100 delicious, foolproof recipes that can be whipped up in minutes.

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood
Mary Berry and and Paul Hollywood were both judges on Bake Off before it moved to Channel 4
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Who is Mary Berry?

Mary Berry is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who became the cookery editor of Housewife magazine in the 60s. She then went on to edit Ideal Home magazine.

The 83-year-old  first stepped in front of the camera on 70s show Afternoon Plus with Judith Chalmers.

Through the 80s she went on to film a TV series for the BBC from her own as well as writing more cookbooks.

Mary went on to launch her cookery school, Aga Workshops, at her home in the 90s.

In the 00s she made a triumphant return to telly through The Great British Bake Offand various spin-offs.

She announced that she had quit the Bake Off in September 2016 after it was revealed the show would be moving to Channel 4.

Mary’s work schedule looks busier than ever since quitting The Great British Bake Off
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What other TV shows has Mary Berry appeared on?

We take a look back at her TV career which spans over forty years.

Afternoon Plus

Mary first made her TV debut in Afternoon Plus in the early 70s with Judith Chalmers – the show was a big hit with British mothers and young women.

The show was credited with innovating British Daytime TV and was produced by Thames Television under ITV.

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

Piers Morgan was joined by Mary Berry on his life stories show in 2012, she opened up about losing her son, William, in a car crash when he was nineteen.

Speaking about the incident she said, “It was a Saturday and he nipped out to get The Times because it had a feature on Business Studies and that’s what he was studying in Bristol.

“He went out with Annabel and it was a beautiful sunny morning. The doorbell rang, I went, and there was a policeman there.

“It’s very strange but I knew something had happened.

“He said, I’m afraid to say your son has died and Annabel is in High Wycombe Hospital’. I remember thinking then, ‘I just hope Annabel’s alright’.”

Baking Shows

Not only did the BBC nurture the career of Bake Off, it has also hosted many Mary Berry TV series over the years.

  • Mary Berry Cooks – 2014
  • Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites – 2015
  • Mary Berry Everyday – 2017
  • Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets – 2017
  • Classic Mary Berry – 2018
  • Britain’s Best Home Cook – 2018

On top of all of this, Mary regularly appears as a guest on programmes including The One Show, Loose Women and BBC Breakfast, so here’s hoping she won’t disappear from our screens anytime soon.

Charlotte Moore, director of BBC content, also welcomed Mary’s decision saying, “Mary is an extraordinary woman, loved and adored by the British public, and the BBC is her natural home.

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