7:30 PM, 25th May, 2022
Set in an up-market London restaurant, this one-shot drama follows head chef Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) around the kitchens and dining floor, over the course of what can only be described as the shift from hell. After a disastrous surprise visit by the health inspector, Andy spends the evening cajoling his staff to do their jobs, whilst also diffusing tensions between management and his crew, and catering to an array of demanding customers. And then Alastair (Jason Flemyng) turns up. Who is he, and why does he make Andy so nervous?
Boiling Point was nominated for 4 BAFTA awards, including Best Actor for Stephen Graham. Gripping from start to finish, it is the ultimate slow burn.
Fun fact: It was filmed in only four takes, the third of which resulted in the final film.