The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.
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 George Green / ... (171 episodes, 1988-2002)
Richard Walsh ...
 Sicknote / ... (134 episodes, 1988-2000)
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Shirley Greenwood ...
 Maggie (117 episodes, 1988-2001)
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 Geoffrey 'Poison' Pearce / ... (115 episodes, 1993-2002)
Amanda Dickinson ...
 Jean / ... (100 episodes, 1988-2000)
Andrew Kazamia ...
 Nick / ... (96 episodes, 1991-1998)
Sean Blowers ...
 Hallam / ... (87 episodes, 1988-1996)
Vanessa Pett ...
 Kelly / ... (84 episodes, 1990-2001)
James Hazeldine ...
 Bayleaf / ... (83 episodes, 1988-1996)
Ross Boatman ...
 Kevin / ... (82 episodes, 1988-1995)
John Alford ...
 Billy / ... (71 episodes, 1993-1998)
Kim Clifford ...
 Sandra / ... (71 episodes, 1988-1998)
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The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.

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The show originated as a one - off television film made in 1986 and written by acclaimed screenwriter Jack Rosenthal. It was picked up as a series by London Weekend Television and premiered on ITV in 1988, although Rosenthal had no involvement with the series. See more »

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Featured in It'll Be Alright on the Night 11 (1999) See more »

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Consistently Good Drama But The 2002 Series Was Rubbish
16 December 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

London's Burning was a show about the firefighters of Blue Watch based in London. It was originally a one-off TV movie made in 1986 and this was the series that followed.

London's Burning has provided viewers with some of the best drama/special effects and a fantastic dose of drama in the firefighter's personal lives. From the first series, London's Burning kept topping itself as the firefighters coped with bigger blazes and more and more personal problems. Here in the UK in real life, only one in five calls is for a fire-most firefighters deal with road accidents and rescue operations and London's Burning showed all this.

There have been some memorable characters throughout such as Poison Pearce (nicknamed because of his poisonous tongue) and Sicknote (nicknamed that for obvious reasons). There has been a constant change of characters and senior officers throughout and it has provided many tears at times. It has been a good show.

The 2002 series was rubbish though. Some of the popular characters such as Station Officer Coleman and Divisional Officer Griggs were gone and replaced by some unconvincing characters. There also seemed to be more sex and drama and less fires. The show might as well have been renamed London's Having Love Affairs.

The 2002 series was probably the last and I hope it is. However, videos of the earlier shows are available and worth checking out.


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