Mary Berry, the beloved UK baker who recently ended her run as judge on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off after it was poached by Channel 4, is reteaming with the channel for a new show about Britain’s stately homes. In the new BBC One series called Mary Berry’s Secrets From Britain’s Great Houses, Berry will explore the country’s most beloved homes through the prism of food. She’ll meet present day custodians and their staff as she visits gardens, kitchens and private rooms and she’ll produce her own recipes celebrating each house’s heritage and legacy. Shine TV will produce the 6×30 series, which was commissioned by BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore as well as Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual and Natural History, Tom McDonald. Shine’s Tanya Shaw and Lorna-Dawn Creanor exec produce.
London’s two-part stage extravaganza Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is extending its run in the West End until February 2018. Tickets for the show at the capital’s Palace Theatre are currently sold out until December 2017 but the stage show’s producers announced that a further 60,000 tickets will be released for sale on November 22 for performances from December 13, 2017 – February 4, 2018. This will be followed by regular ticket releases throughout the next year. The news comes two weeks ahead of the release of Warner Bros’ Harry Potter franchise spinoff Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Thorne wrote the script and Tiffany directs.