Duration: 01:36:24 (Part-1); 01:34:40 (Part-2)
Directed by: Kieron J. Walsh
Actors: Eddie Izzard, Natalie J. Robb, Frank Gallagher
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Description:Kitchen was a 2 part TV movie shown just the once on Channel 5 back in 2007 then quickly forgotten by everybody involved, which is a shame because it’s not half bad. This is the tale of Danny Swift, an annoyingly cocky little ned that’s narrowly avoided jail by getting an apprenticeship in the kitchen of a swanky Glasgow restaurant run by Nick Malone (Eddie Izzard). In between cooking and staying well clear of his mental, ex-army, closeted gay sous chef, Danny enjoys winning bets by shagging the rich birds that frequent the restaurant. That is until his latest conquest turns out to be the randy wife of his parole officer and thus things begin to get a bit complicated; she wants Danny to help her kill her sadist husband and steal his cash. Natalie J Robb, used to be in High Road but better known as Moira from Emmerdale these days, is a killer femme fatale here; a nasty sociopathic cougar who looks like she’d bite yer dick off given half a chance. Izzard’s got his own little b-story unfolding as well of course – restaurant critic, ex-wife, heart problems, etc but frankly who gives a shit it’s the steamy noir pot-boiler side of things that’s worth watching here……….