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What to Watch: The Great British Baking Show returns

Plus: ‘The Hunt’ is on!

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Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.

PICK OF THE WEEKEND

The Great British Baking Show

PBS, Friday, 9 p.m.

The world’s most polite cooking competition — favoring decorum over flashy editing and manufactured drama — is back for another summer of camaraderie, quiet self-doubt, and soggy bottoms. And, thank the lord Mary Berry that literally nothing has changed about the contest’s winning formula. There’s still a tent pitched on an immaculate lawn, gloriously bad puns, and absolutely no prize to speak of — other than kind words and a glass cake stand. This new round features 12 more amateur bakers who are just happy to be there. On your marks, get set, bake!

SERIES DEBUT

Marcella

Netflix, Friday, streaming

Like Happy Valley and The Fall, Marcella is another broody British murder mystery on Netflix. Starring Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), the series is about Marcella Backland, a London cop who returns to the force after seven years to catch a reemerged serial killer. In addition to murder, you can also expect the show to touch on corporate corruption, online prostitution, and prison politics.

TRAINING DAY

Hell on Wheels

AMC, Saturday, 9 p.m.

All aboard! The railroad-centric Western is four episodes away from its final stop (a.k.a. the series finale).

HUNGER GAMES

The Hunt

BBC America, Sunday, 9 p.m.

Distinguished scientist Sir David Attenborough — the man whose name recently replaced “Boaty McBoatface” on a U.K. research ship — has teamed up with the creators of Planet Earth to produce this stunningly shot wildfire series that offers a detailed peek at how predators catch their prey. And how they don’t, which is equally fascinating to watch.