It is dessert day and the central chefs Aktar Islam, Mark Poyton and Jason Hodnett are all striving for one of two spots in the regional final. It is Mary Ellen's second attempt in the competition but with two determined newcomers out to stop her, will her first course fall flat? It is the North West chefs' last chance to impress with their desserts, as one chef must leave the competition. And can Michelin-starred Mark stand the heat of the kitchen? It is the main course for Scottish chefs Stevie McLaughlin, Jacqueline O'Donnell and Neil Rankin. They must impress the week's mystery veteran judge with their starter courses. It is dessert course day, with the London and south east chefs competing for one of two places in the judges' chamber - the competition couldn't be tighter.
Which chef will make it through to the finals. It is a tightly fought battle as the two remaining London and south east chefs cook all four of their dishes again for the judges Prue Leith, Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort. North east chefs Frances Atkins, Paul Welburn and Colin McGurran go head to head with their fish courses. Three newcomers to the competition, Stevie McLaughlin, Jacqueline O'Donnell and Neil Rankin go head to head to represent Scotland. Which chef will receive the ultimate accolade from the veteran judge? Which chef will fly the flag for Wales next week? Returning champion Aktar Islam, Daniel Clifford's protégé Mark Poynton, and ambitious newcomer Jason Hodnett fight it out for fish course glory. Dom has been inspired by his research trip to the scene of the D-Day landings, but will Emily's nerves get the better of her in the kitchen? The Welsh chefs - newcomer Andy Beaumont, military man David Kelman and returning contender Mary Ann Gilchrist - go head to head for the fish course. The Welsh chefs Andy Beaumont, David Kelman and Mary Ann Gilchrist are all hoping to score highly with their very individual main courses.
North east chefs Frances Atkins, Paul Welburn and Colin McGurran attempt to impress the veteran judge with their main courses. The chefs must cook each of their four courses again to impress not only the judges Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton and Prue Leith but also a banquet guest of honour who has memories of the war, as well as fellow chefs who also mark the dishes. The judges are joined by D-Day veteran George Batts, a royal engineer who landed on Gold Beach. Former champion Aktar is hoping that his third attempt in the competition will see him back at the banquet, having failed on his second try, but with Mark's Michelin star to contend with and Jason drawing on his family's military connections, who will emerge victorious? It's finals week on Great British Menu as the victorious regional chefs do battle for a place on the banquet menu. The two remaining Welsh chefs fight it out for the last place in the finals.
Two will make it through to cook their menus for the judges, but either Emily Watkins, Dominic Chapman or Josh Eggleton must leave the competition for good. With the competition so tight, can one of them pull out in front before the deciding dessert course? It is the north east chefs' last chance to impress with their desserts as only two will get to cook for the judges. When the dessert result is in it is down to the judges to pick the perfect menu from all four courses' shortlists. At the crucial half way stage the chefs must do all they can to score highly to put them in pole position. Mary Ann is taking a risk with another austerity-themed dish and Andy is paying tribute to the historical Woolton pie; but will it be David's unusual and deeply personal creation, inspired by his late grandmother, which triumphs? It is the half-way point in finals week and those chefs who have yet to get a dish onto the shortlist are feeling the heat. Who will advance to the national finals? For Stevie McLaughlin, Jacqueline O'Donnell and Neil Rankin there is no room for error, as any mistake might cost them a place in the judges' chamber.
It's finals week on Great British Menu as the victorious regional chefs do battle for a place on the banquet menu. Which chef will deliver with a dish which both hits the brief and tastes delicious too? Frances retraces her father's footsteps in Normandy and Colin also draws on his grandfather's involvement in the D-Day campaign. Will choosing to cook a fish she doesn't like to eat be her undoing? Second-timer Mary Ann is determined to get through to the judges on Friday again after last year, but David and Andy do everything they can to stop her. On the day of the banquet, the victorious four chefs must put their finest hours on a plate for those who served both on the front line and the home front, such as D-Day veterans Ken Sturdy and George Batts, one of Churchill's secretaries Joy Hunter and Bletchley Park cypher clerk Baroness Trumpington, as well as others including Churchill's granddaughter Celia Sandys. The banquet is finally here.
The chefs must cook each of their four courses again to impress not only the judges Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton and Prue Leith but also a banquet guest of honour who has memories of the war, as well as fellow chefs who also mark the dishes. With nine dishes tasted and the scores in, there is a shock result for the chefs - and it's their competitors' votes which make all the difference. With some help from judges Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort the situation is soon rectified but the delay puts the chefs under pressure forcing one of them to work long into the night. Joining the judges is Celia Sandys, Winston Churchill's granddaughter who helped judge the Northern Ireland heats. They are joined by special guest judge Max Hastings, a military historian whose father reported from the frontline during the Normandy campaign. They must both cook all four courses of their D-Day inspired menus again for the judges Prue Leith, Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort. Ambitious Andy and determined David are hoping to steal a lead over Mary Ann.
Does a trip to Adam Byatt's nan's house to find out about his grandfather's military connections spur him on to fish course glory? Frances Atkins serves another dish inspired by her father's involvement in D-Day, Paul Welburn takes a risk deconstructing a Normandy classic and, having never failed to reach the judges on his previous two attempts, returning champion Colin is under pressure to deliver. Who will be in with a chance of cooking their fish course at the banquet. Also scoring the menus is guest judge and banquet guest of honour Jim Radford, thought to be the youngest serving member of the Merchant Navy on D Day, who now sings sea shanties about his experiences of war. But who will redeem themselves? Three of the north east's finest chefs - Michelin-trained Paul Welburn, Michelin-starred Frances Atkins and returning champion Colin McGurran - cook their menus for the mystery veteran judge. The judges are joined by Ken Sturdy who landed on Sword Beach on D-Day and who helped judge the North West region.
The south west chefs, returning contender Emily Watkins and Michelin-starred Dominic Chapman and Josh Eggleton, do battle for the fish course. They begin with their starter courses which they must cook for this week's surprise veteran judge. Three of London and the south east's superstar chefs, returning contender Adam Simmonds, Michelin-starred newcomer Tom Sellers and his former boss Adam Byatt, attempt to dazzle the mystery judge with their starter courses. Will Jason's elaborate chocolate medal dessert see him triumph or sent home empty-handed? Young gun Will Brown needs to play a blinder and hope that his rivals, returning finalist Raymond McArdle and fellow newcomer Chris McGowan, fall at the final hurdle as one chef must leave the competition. The two remaining central region chefs cook all four courses again for the judges Prue Leith, Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort. After David Kelman's main course result, Mary Ann Gilchrist and Andy Beaumont must do everything they can not to crack under the pressure. With the chefs all determined to start the week strongly and secure their first place on the banquet shortlist, who will make it into the top three? It's finals week on Great British Menu as the victorious regional chefs do battle for a place on the banquet menu.
The pressure is on for Mary Ellen McTague, James Durrant and Mark Ellis - any slip up may cost them a place in the regional final. With Mark and Aktar fighting for the lead, can Jason sneak under the radar to take them by surprise? The central region chefs Aktar Islam, Mark Poynton and Jason Hodnett cook their main courses for the veteran judge. Mary Ellen faces a frozen fish meltdown - will it leave her battered? But with the scores close and only two places available in the judging chamber, who will the veteran judge send packing? Three of Wales's top chefs - returning contender Mary Ann Gilchrist, former military man David Kelman and fellow newcomer Andy Beaumont - compete for the last remaining place in the finals. They are joined by special guest judge Celia Sandys, Winston Churchill's granddaughter, who remembers him fondly as a child and travelled with him as a teenager. It's finals week on Great British Menu as the victorious regional chefs do battle for a place on the banquet menu.
Last time Emily missed out on the place in the nation finals and has come back fighting, but with two Michelin-starred rivals to beat, will it be second time lucky? Together they will decide which chef will represent Northern Ireland in the finals. After plating up late yesterday will Aktar manage to be on time today? In this episode, it is the fish course and the chefs who did not make it onto the shortlist with their starters yesterday are hoping to do better. It is the dessert course and the Welsh chefs' last chance to impress. The London and south east chefs, returning contender Adam Simmonds, Michelin-starred newcomer Tom Sellers and his former boss Adam Byatt, continue their battle. The two remaining chefs for the north east fight it out for one place in the finals, cooking all four of their courses again for the judges - Prue Leith, Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort. They must cook their starter courses to be judged by the surprise veteran judge.