The Great British Sewing Bee is a fun to watch talent show on BBC-2. It is a sewing show following the usual talent show format (the contestants have to perform challenges, they are judged by some experts and someone is send home every week). Aside from the format, I really enjoyed the show. I think it is well done, providing lots of extra information about sewing and fabrics. Each challenge is accompanied with some explanations of the technique, its difficulties and possible solutions. And each show also has short episodes of historical trivia and a simple DIY instruction. I watches the first tree episodes on YouTube (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3) and I am looking forward to the final which airs tonight – and will be online hopefully soon, too. Update: here is Episode 4.
I find the show very inspiring and it makes me want to go and get sewing right away! Unfortunately, I am in the process of cleaning up my workspace, need to buy fabric and prepare for visitors to come…. so no sewing for me for a bit.