Kitchen

SATURDAY 10th January

Kitchen, celebrates the new phenomenon of the culinary underworld, where power, sex and corruption are the order of the day.

Danny (James Young) is a young chancer on probation, placed in the kitchen as a condition of his release, with an innate talent and passion for cooking. If Danny can last the distance in the kitchen, it will lead to an entrée into a world of money, lust, and power. 

However, Danny’s probation officer George is determined to make his life hell and tough choices threaten to steer him off course, including attempted murder, the theft of £750,000, dangerous liaisons with his probation officer’s wife and an unexpected love affair with a fellow chef. Ultimately, which path will he take?

SATURDAY 3rd January

Kitchen is the story of 24 year-old Danny Swift, who narrowly escapes a custodial sentence by taking a job as a commis-chef in the kitchen of Glasgow’s oldest & most celebrated restaurant.

It’s a cruel, violent & hedonistic world and the pace is furious and relentless: antisocial working hours, heat, sweat, lack of daylight, sharp knives & subsistence wages.  

Coke, aspirin & uppers are essentials on the menu. Then there’s Danny’s grasping Probation Officer extorting all kinds of favours with the constant threat of imprisonment as a spur.  

It’s an explosive mix.

But then the chefs share an unbreakable bond of brotherhood; they’re a band of cutthroats slaving in the galley of a pirate ship & at midnight, they revel in the elation of a job well done.

This brand new mini-series, starring Eddie Izzard, explores the seedy underbelly of working in a top restaurant kitchen.

Kitchen is set in a top Glasgow eatery run by a once brilliant and charismatic chef, Nick (Eddie Izzard), who now has a drink problem and is fighting to stay at the top of his game. With a failed marriage behind him he is swiftly heading towards burnout.

Danny (James Young) is a young chancer on probation, placed in the kitchen as a condition of his release, with an innate talent and passion for cooking. If Danny can last the distance in the kitchen, under the wrath of Nick’s rule, it will lead to an entrée into a world of money, lust, and power.

However, Danny’s probation officer George (Frank Gallagher) is determined to make his life hell and tough choices threaten to steer him off course, including attempted murder, the theft of £750,000, dangerous liaisons with his probation officer’s wife (Natalie Robb) and an unexpected love affair with a fellow chef. Ultimately, which path will he take?

Kitchen, celebrates the new phenomenon of the culinary underworld, where power, sex and corruption are the order of the day.

‘He’s got this huge ego – as all us actors have to have as David Niven said. He said you have to be a complete egomaniac or it doesn’t work, so you can apply your own ego to this. And obviously if you’re doing anything creative you’ve got to have an ego, it’s how you control your ego off stage or in real life, and Nick cannot control it. It bleeds into the way he behaves. He is just a complete egomaniac and that’s fun to do.’ – Eddie Izzard on his character, Nick Malone

3rd & 10th January, 9.30pm on PRIME