Boiling Point

Philip Barantini and Rebecca Ferguson on the making of Boiling Point

Is there something in the water in Huyton? Following in the footsteps of Alan Bleasdale (Boys from the Blackstuff), and Tony Schumacher (The Responder), director Philip Barantini is the latest television talent from the streets of this Liverpool town, with his new BBC One four-parter Boiling Point.

It is a rollercoaster slice-of-life drama, set in the kitchen and front-of-house of a new high-end London restaurant, and Barantini described its unusual journey to the small screen.

BBC releases first look image of Stephen Graham in new Boiling Point series

Boiling Point showed the stress-ridden world of hospitality in a real time drama that received widespread critical acclaim. Stephen Graham (Time) starred as Andy, the head chef of Jones & Sons who was struggling to cope with its falling health and safety ratings, managing the staff and cooking for a visiting food critic. The film ended with Andy collapsing.