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Ramsay Behind Bars, Ramsay's Best Restaurant, Gordon Ramsay: Cookalon, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen
Boiling Point is a five-part, 1999 Channel 4 documentary miniseries produced by Tim Graham and David Nath for London Weekend Television (LWT) and following Chef Gordon Ramsay. With each segment 30 minutes in length, the series was broadcast 25 February 1999 – 25 March 1999.
Gordon Ramsay Boiling Point Extended Highlights
Chef Ramsay is closely followed during eight of the most intense months of his life as he opens his first (and now flagship) restaurant in Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea, which would ultimately earn him the highly prestigious (and rare) three Michelin Stars. It also covers his participation in the dinner made at the Palace of Versailles to celebrate the closing of the 1998 World Cup and features young chefs Marcus Wareing and Mark Sargeant at the early stages of their careers, as well as mentor Marco Pierre White.
Boiling Point was the first mass exposure of Ramsay to television audiences, revealing his highly driven, impatient and hot tempered personality which has become his trademark.
The series was followed-up in 2000 by a six-part LWT miniseries, Beyond Boiling Point, again produced by Graham (this time with Paul Denchfield and Lucy Leveugle) for LWT, which follows Ramsay as he copes with his celebrity status and juggles cooking with the ever increasing demands on his time from beyond the kitchen.