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Release Date:
27 April 2004 (UK) See more »
Features Ramsay swooping into a restaurant on the verge of collapse and spending a week in save mode. Then he comes back after a few months to see the results of his coaching. Will the restaurant survive?
Plot Keywords:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [1])

Gordon Ramsay ... Himself (32 episodes, 2004-2009)

Series Directed by
Christine Hall (17 episodes, 2004-2006)
Tim Whitwell (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Marc Heffernan (3 episodes, 2007)
Martha Delap (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Paul Ratcliffe (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Produced by
Patricia Llewellyn .... executive producer (22 episodes, 2004-2007)
Christine Hall .... series producer / producer (17 episodes, 2004-2006)
Martha Delap .... assistant producer / producer / ... (10 episodes, 2004-2007)
Becky Clarke .... executive producer / series producer (9 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hugo MacGregor .... assistant producer (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Nancy Bornat .... series producer / producer (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tim Whitwell .... producer / series producer (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Alice Mayhall .... assistant producer / edit producer (4 episodes, 2006)
Cathryn O'Neill .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Katharine Round .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jonathan Smith .... edit producer / editorial producer (2 episodes, 2004)
Alison Vann .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lauren Abery .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Paul Ratcliffe .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Claire Lloyd-Evans .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Gunton (29 episodes, 2004-2007)
David Vanacore (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Cinematography by
Danny Rohrer (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Richard Hill (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Film Editing by
Chris Brainwood (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Paul Hodgson (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Laura Jennings (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Clare Childs (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Management
Hayley Napper .... production manager (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Emily Brownridge .... production manager (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Harriet Welfare .... production manager (3 episodes, 2004)
Shelley Gale .... production manager (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Sound Department
Trevor Barber .... dubbing mixer (9 episodes, 2004-2007)
Simon Quinn .... sound (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kuz Randhawa .... sound (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Derek Bruce .... sound (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Editorial Department
Tamer Osman .... on-line editor (9 episodes, 2004-2007)
Aidan Farrell .... colorist / colourist (8 episodes, 2004-2007)
Series Music Department
Malachi Lillitos .... composer: additional music (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Other crew
Sarah Hayes .... production coordinator / production co-ordinator (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Simon Wright .... restaurant consultant / consultant: restaurant (6 episodes, 2004-2007)
Carolyn Stopp .... production co-ordinator / production coordinator (3 episodes, 2004)
Emily Thompson .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
Sasha Mantel .... researcher (2 episodes, 2004)
Steve Allen .... food co-ordinator (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nathan Johnson .... food co-ordinator / food coordinator (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Isabel Meacher .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jake Ruggeri .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
60 min (including commercials)
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

During filming of the pilot episode, the producers still hadn't decided what to call the series, and were considering various choices including "Kitchen S.O.S." and "Ramsay to the Rescue". During the filming of the follow-up visit to Bonaparte's, Gordon Ramsay exasperatedly commented that "This is a living fucking nightmare!" after finding the restaurant in an even worse state than when he first arrived, which gave the inspiration for the show's final title.See more »
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33 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Must see for Food Fanciers, 28 December 2004
Author: (lyon1) from Ohio, USA

I'm tired of reality TV, I'm tired of Emeril, give us reality in our reality TV. This show delivers. This is not a show about some chef in a sanitized kitchen studio making meals he has prepared and rehearsed 10 times prior to airing, this is about a man who loves food and wants to see good food on your plate. The drama from the series comes from the people whose restaurants are failing and Gordon's expertise in rectifying their calamities. He addresses this in a direct assault the failings of the business end and back kitchen. More often then not, you find the star in the kitchen with his hands up to elbow in work ensuring his plan comes through. I find his hands on approach refreshing and exciting.

If you enjoy food programming this is a must, if you enjoy reality TV and can appreciate dialog then it is required viewing.

A reality TV show which delivers and rewards the viewer.

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