It’s been said that people who give you their food give you their hearts and that’s exactly what the nation’s much-loved cook Mary Berry will be doing with her brand new three-part series, Mary Berry’s Fantastic Feasts (W/T) for BBC One and iPlayer, it was announced today (THURS).


Across the episodes Mary comes to the rescue of hopeless novice cooks who want to surprise a loved one with a Fantastic Feast, teaching the inexperienced cooks a selection of achievable and impressive dishes that will wow their families, friends or workmates.


Each episode focuses on a different celebration where the kitchen novices are invited to Mary’s home to share their ambitions for their special event and tell Mary, along with her two celebrity helpers, all about the special person they want to spoil. 


After Mary has selected some recipes that are sure to impress, the new cooks are trained up by Mary, who highlights any tricky techniques along the way, giving her pupils helpful critique as they follow her step by step instructions. 


On the day of the special event, whilst temperatures rise in the kitchen as the novices prepare their dishes, Mary and her celebrity helpers are on hand to assist in the hope that the guest of honour along with their family and friends are served up a truly Fantastic Feast, and one to make Mary proud.


Mary Berry said: “I am very excited about this series. Teaching is in my DNA and I can’t wait to share my knowledge and encourage the novice cooks – and with my celebrity sidekicks by my side we will make it fun all the way!”


Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, said: “We are very excited to have Mary back on our screens, and looking forward to seeing her transform novice cooks and helping them create incredible celebratory feasts for their loved ones.”


Emily Hudd, Managing Director of Rumpus Media, said: “Mary’s back to sprinkle her magic over some very special get-togethers with recipes that will inspire everyone to get into the kitchen and celebrate!”

To apply to be on the programme please email

Mary Berry’s Fantastic Feasts, a 3x60’ for BBC One and iPlayer, is made by Rumpus Media. It was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Director, Factual Arts and Classical Music Television and Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The Commissioning Editor is Ricky Cooper. Emily Hudd and Kelly Sparks are Executive Producers.




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About Rumpus Media 

Rumpus Media was founded in 2013 by Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush. 


Since then it has developed a number of successful projects including: the first, second series and three Christmas specials of The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan for BBC Two (which has also won BAFTA and Grierson Awards); first and second series of Asian Provocateur with Romesh Ranganathan for BBC Three (6 x 30) Joel and Nish vs The World for Comedy Central, Blindboy Undestroys The World for BBC Three – a critically acclaimed pilot followed by a four-part series; three series of RTS-award-winning, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back for Channel 4; two series of Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson with Motion Content Group following Sir Tony Robinson travel around the globe by train for Channel 5; Two series of Channel Hopping with Jon Richardson for Comedy Central; acclaimed single documentary, Black, British and Funny with Mo Gilligan for Channel 4 and Mary Berry Saves Christmas entertained BBC One viewers at the end of last year.


Already in 2021, two series of Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains have transmitted on Comedy Central to popular acclaim, two series of Weekend Breaks with Gregg Wallace debuted on Channel 5; and for Channel 4, in partnership with Ronseal, Ronseal Presents…The Great Garden Revolution, a 4x60’ series designed to show us how to prepare our outdoor spaces for the warmer months ahead, aired in the Spring.



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