BBC One serves up A Berry Royal Christmas
Staff Reporter | On 01, Dec 2019Reading time: 2 mins
BBC One is serving up A Berry Royal Christmas this December, with national treasure Mary Berry hosting a one-off festive special.
The programme will offer a look into the charities that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support, with Mary Berry accompanying them on four of their official engagements. Throughout the programme Mary will also be cooking some of her favourite Christmas recipes for viewers to try out at home as she helps prepare the festive food for a very royal event to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Mary will travel to Liverpool to visit The Brink, the UK’s first dry bar set up by Action on Addiction, that provides a safe space for people who are suffering from addiction. The Duke of Cambridge and Mary will visit The Passage which is the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless and insecurely housed people. Established in 1980, The Passage has since helped over 130,000 people in crisis through its resource centre, homelessness prevention projects and two innovative accommodation services. Along the way they will meet the inspiring people whose lives have been changed by the help and support these charities provide, especially at Christmas time.
Mary will also join The Duchess of Cambridge behind the scenes at RHS Wisley to learn more about The Duchess’ commitment to the early years in raising the next generation of happy, healthy children. The Duchess will also give Mary a tour of Wisley’s new play garden, inspired by the ‘Back to Nature’ garden that she co-designed at the Chelsea Flower Show, which aimed to inspire children and families to get outside and experience the benefits of the great outdoors.
The show will culminate in a Christmas party, hosted by The Duke and Duchess, and some very special guests, including Nadiya Hussain, who will be reuniting with Mary Berry to help with the festive food. The party will be held to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period. Mary will be on hand to advise on the Christmas menu, and The Duke and Duchess will even be getting involved in the kitchen with the party prep.
Commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director, TV Content, it is made by Shine TV, part of Endemol Shine UK, with Tanya Shaw exec-producing. The programme comes as the Royal Family look to improve their standing with the nation, following Prince Andrew’s recent interview on Newsnight.
A Berry Royal Christmas will air on Monday 16th December at 8.30pm on BBC One.