Viewers praise BBC series for not 'shying away' from 'horribly debilitating illness'
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There's a brand-new BBC drama series that is being flooded with praise for tackling some extremely important subject matter.
Back in 2021, director Philip Barantini joined forces with Stephen Graham in Boiling Point in the one-shot box-office smash and two years later, the duo have teamed up again with Boiling Point mini-series.
And viewers have since rushed in to commend the drama series for not 'shying away' from a 'horribly debilitating illness'
Check out the trailer here:
The official synopsis reads: "Eight months after her mentor Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) suffered a heart attack, head chef Carly (Vinette Robinson) is battling to forge a name for new London restaurant Point North alongside her old kitchen crew.
"With the pressure to draw in new, hungry customers and the financial squeeze to keep the business profitable, the team must find a way to manage their complicated personal lives whilst creating quality food day in, day out."
Now, amidst the mental health issues, family drama and the general chaos of working in the hospitality industry - the series also tackles some very important subject matter through some of the more peripheral characters.
One episode sees the character of Robyn, a server at Point North played by Áine Rose Daly, who has Crohn's disease and gets caught short in the middle of the street.
Crohn's disease is a lifelong health condition where parts of the digestive system become inflamed with the main symptoms being diarrhoea, stomach aches and cramps, blood in your poo, fatigue and weight loss.
One X, formerly Twitter, user penned: "Congratulations to everyone involved in the Boiling Point mini series and the portrayal of a young woman suffering with Crohn’s Disease.
"There was no shying away from the grim reality of this horribly debilitating illness."
A second added: "Love the show Boiling Point!
"And it’s good to see a character on the show showing what it’s like to suffer with an illness like Crohn's! I’m an IBD [Inflammatory bowel disease] sufferer (no diagnosis yet) many people are suffering with illnesses and keeping it quiet or getting treated seriously."
And a final Twitter user echoed: "Boiling Point take a f**king bow, first series I’ve ever watched highlighting and bringing up Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Collitis, thank you!"
The Boiling Point series is currently available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Crohn's and Colitis UK on on 0300 222 5700 9am-5pm Monday-Friday or email [email protected]