Week in TV Great British Bake Off, Elizabeth II's death

When times are unsettling, let them eat red velvet cake. The tent of many colours had a big job to do: it had to temporarily take the British

people's minds off of all the bad things going on in the world, like queens dying, wars going on, and living costs going up, and give them a

different reality where the worst thing that could happen to them is that their cake is "claggy."

The Channel 4 Bake Off team is all there and blatantly wrong: naughty boy hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas (the counterintuitive casting is the point

and judges Prue Leith, with her pink glasses and rebellious energy, and Paul Hollywood, the resident silver fox, whose image is begging to be used

in an internet scam to scam widows out of their savings. The contestants are a diverse group of ages, nationalities, and professions,

and they are all shaking on their kitchen islands. They include a nuclear scientist, a buff male nanny,