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Why 'The Great British Baking Show' is too good for this cruel, cruel world

Why 'The Great British Baking Show' is too good for this cruel, cruel world

Proving that everything good and pure in this world will one day be snatched from us, the news broke this week that Mary Berry, the improbably named, immaculately coiffed cookbook author who has served as a judge on “The Great British Baking Show” since its inception in 2010, will be leaving the series. 

Her decision follows the announcement that the series known as “The Great British Bake Off” in the U.K., would be moving from the BBC to Channel 4, a commercial broadcaster. (In the U.S., the show airs on PBS.) With deeper pockets than the publicly funded BBC, Channel 4 was able to bid a reported £25 million (roughly $32...

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