How to watch Boiling Point anywhere



David has been watching TV outside of his home country for over 12 years. In addition to his streaming expertise, he has a wealth of experience in watching sports and documentaries, having spent many years following these genres. He is an avid fan of The Detectorists and Blue Planet, and also has a keen interest in English football.

If you didn’t see the film Boiling Point, the incredible one-shot film set in a restaurant kitchen that was launched to huge commercial and critical acclaim back in 2021, then seek it out and watch it now.

Because there is now a brand-new TV series that follows up on the main characters and plot-points of the movie and that too is a must-watch show and an absolute joy to behold.

With all the furore around the show Bear, set in an American kitchen, this show brings some of the same vibe alongside a quintessentially British angle to a world where high-pressure stakes and perfectionism abounds.

This is TV drama at its absolute pinnacle, combining terrific writing, a stellar cast, and a compelling plot with some brilliant characters.

Quick Guide: How to watch Boiling Point

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN.
  2. Download the VPN app, sign in, and select ‘United Kingdom‘.
  3. Go to BBC iPlayer.
  4. Start watching Boiling Point.

Fans will be desperate to watch this series, but unfortunately, unless you are in the UK, you won’t be able to, as it is blocked for overseas viewers.

But there is a way around it, and, in this guide, I am going to tell you everything you need to know. You can thank me later and, trust me, you will want to. This is a show well worth the effort.

Where is Boiling Point being shown?

Boiling Point is currently being broadcast in the UK on BBC One and is also being streamed live and on-demand on the BBC iPlayer streaming service.

That’s perfect for UK-based viewers, but if, like me, you are overseas, it is more problematic. That is because the BBC iPlayer is blocked to users outside the UK.

It’s a real pain if you want to watch the best of British content that the BBC iPlayer has to offer. But the good news is that there is a way to make it appear like you are in the UK, unblocking BBC iPlayer in the process.

Want to know how? That’s what I’m here for, and if you keep on reading, I am going to tell you everything you need to know.

How do I watch Boiling Point where I am?

To watch Boiling Point on the BBC iPlayer from wherever you are in the world that isn’t the UK, you need to use a Virtual Private Network or VPN app.

That isn’t a complicated bit of hardware or even a complex computer programme. In fact, a VPN is an online security and privacy app that is used by people all over the world to stay safe online.

If you are wondering how a VPN will help you watch Boiling Point on the BBC iPlayer, the answer is in a simple quirk in how a VPN works. When you connect to a VPN, it encrypts your internet data and redirects it all through an external server run by the VPN.

When this happens, your internet data is stamped with the location of that VPN server rather than your real location. Now, VPNs have servers all over the world, so if you choose a VPN server in the right country, you can make it appear as if you are in a different country than you actually are.

So, hook up to a UK-based VPN server, and you can unblock the BBC iPlayer because it will think that you are in the UK and, therefore, allowed to watch.

I know! But it really is as easy as that.

Where to get a VPN?

You can easily find and download a VPN from the internet. But don’t just bang ‘VPN’ into Google and go for the first one you see because the chances are it won’t do what you need it to. The key is to choose the right one, something I learned some time ago from bitter experience.

Free VPNs are a complete waste of time for streaming, but the BBC iPlayer blocks some premium VPNs too, so it’s important to choose the right one.

I have tested just about every credible VPN on the market, so I know what I am talking about when I say that ExpressVPN is the best VPN for unblocking the BBC iPlayer to watch Boiling Point.

It does everything you need it to. There are lots of UK servers to choose from and, crucially, all of them work with the BBC iPlayer.

There are great apps to download onto almost any streaming device you can think of. ExpressVPN also offers fast and reliable speeds ideal for streaming. It comes at a reasonable price and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

If you want to try another VPN, NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN can also unblock the BBC iPlayer too.

They also come with long money-back guarantees, but if I am being honest, neither really holds a candle to ExpressVPN.

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How to stream Boiling Point outside the UK

Choosing your VPN is the hard part. Setting it up might sound daunting, but in reality, it couldn’t be simpler.

To help, I have created this simple step-by-step guide for you to follow:

Step 1

Sign up for ExpressVPN by visiting their website and choosing their one-year deal. This offers the best value as it comes with a 49% discount and an extra three months free.

Step 2

Next you need to download the ExpressVPN app. You should always do this from either your device’s app store or their official website for security reasons.

Step 3

Install the app, and then open it, and log into your new ExpressVPN account.

Step 4

In the app, click the Selected Location option, choose a server located in the United Kingdom, and then click the Connect button.

You will need to wait a few seconds for ExpressVPN to establish a connection.

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Step 5

Once that is done, open the BBC iPlayer app or website, log into your account there, and then seek out Boiling Point and enjoy this powerful and mesmerising series.

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What is Boiling Point all about?

The premise of Boiling Point

The TV series Boiling Point picks up from six months after the movie version finished.

Sous Chef Carly is now a Head Chef in her own kitchen and is leading a kitchen team featuring just about all of the characters we met in the movie.

The exception is Andy Jones, who was the head honcho in the film but has since suffered a heart attack and is recovering.

The series consists of four one-hour episodes and, while not shot with a single take as the movie was, it does have the same creative team and the same extremely high production values as the movie version did.

The main characters and their roles in the show

Andy Jones was the main character in the movie and, while he is back in the TV series, he is not in the kitchen at the start of the series, having suffered a heart attack and a key plotline looks set to be whether he can return to the front-line after his troubles during the film.

Carly, who was previously his Sous Chef, is now Head Chef in her own right and leading a team that features plenty of familiar faces, including Freeman, Dean, and Robyn, who all appeared in the film too.

Critical reception of Boiling Point

The Boiling Point film was lauded by critics, and the early reception of the TV series has been no different.

Writing in the Evening Standard, Nick Clark said of Boiling Point that it is “an extraordinary peek behind the kitchen door and a deeply uncomfortable one.”

“This new series is the epitome of the high-end drama as nail-biting stress watch. Hours of glorious, bittersweet anxiety… Ahhh, you can’t beat it”, he continues.

He’s absolutely right.

Who stars in Boiling Point?

Stephen Graham – Andy Jones

Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham is one of the UK’s top character actors and has been seen in a huge range of TV shows and movies, including Snatch, Gangs of New York, This is England, Little Boy Blue, Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire, The Irishmen, and two of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Vinette Robinson – Carly

Vinette Robinson is an acclaimed stage and screen actor whose credits include Hope Springs, Sherlock, Black Mirror, Doctor Who (in which she played Rosa Parks), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Template: Code 404, The Lazarus Project, Six Four, and much more.

Ray Panthaki – Freeman

Ray Panthaki

Ray Panthaki is an actor and writer best known for his roles in Gangs of London, Away alongside Hilary Swank, and as DI Rav Sangha in the ITV series Marcella.

Áine Rose Daly

Áine Rose Daly is an actor and singer known for her roles in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, as Annabelle Schenkel, and as Sandy in the second and third series of Hanna. She also appeared in American-French gothic horror, The Cursed.


Boiling Point was such a good film I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am about the TV series sequel that is about to appear on the BBC iPlayer. And I know I am not alone in that.

If, like me, you are too excited to wait a moment longer than necessary to enjoy Boiling Point, but you are outside of the UK, you will need to use a VPN to unblock BBC iPlayer and enjoy the series as soon as possible.

I have tested the best VPNs, and ExpressVPN is the best one to choose to watch Boiling Point on BBC iPlayer from anywhere.

All you need to do is sign up for ExpressVPN, connect to a UK-based server, and then log into your BBC iPlayer account as you would in the UK.

Then, you can tune into Boiling Point no matter where in the world you are and enjoy this compelling and amazingly acted series from any country on earth as soon as it is released. I will be there watching with you.


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