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The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.
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Series cast summary:
Glen Murphy Glen Murphy ...  George Green / ... 170 episodes, 1988-2002
Richard Walsh ...  Sicknote / ... 147 episodes, 1988-2000
Ben Onwukwe Ben Onwukwe ...  Recall / ... 138 episodes, 1991-2002
Shirley Greenwood Shirley Greenwood ...  Maggie 130 episodes, 1988-2001
Michael Garner Michael Garner ...  Geoffrey 'Poison' Pearce / ... 129 episodes, 1993-2002
Amanda Dickinson Amanda Dickinson ...  Jean / ... 109 episodes, 1988-2000
Andrew Kazamia Andrew Kazamia ...  Nick / ... 96 episodes, 1991-1998
Vanessa Pett Vanessa Pett ...  Kelly / ... 95 episodes, 1990-2001
Sean Blowers ...  Hallam / ... 87 episodes, 1988-1996
James Hazeldine ...  Bayleaf / ... 83 episodes, 1988-1996
Ross Boatman Ross Boatman ...  Kevin / ... 83 episodes, 1988-2000
John Alford 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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20 February 1988 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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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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One Of The All Time Greats
2 January 2007 | by Sometimes1986See all my reviews

As it says in the title, London's Burning was one of the greatest drama's to appear on British television. It's mixture of gritty realism and humour made it one of the staples of ITV and was compulsive Sunday night viewing. Action packed story lines and superb acting ensured, in it's heyday, that viewing ratings were in excess of 18-19 million each episode. There were some bad points about the show, namely characters being alive and well at the end of a series, and in the next one not being there at all with no mention of them or explanation to where they went. E:g Carole Webb (Zoé Heyes), Rob Sharpe (Connor Lee). This was reinforced in 1998 when the show had it's first revamp with new opening titles and theme tune. Oh and Jim Alexander joined as well :P (!) Story lines changed and the programme was more focused on the personal lives of the characters (Chris Hammond's gambling debts, Jack's divorce and mental breakdown) Added to that in 2001 Richard Walsh (Sicknote) who was the only original character from the movie/pilot episode was killed off and that left Glen Murphy (George Green) as the only original character from the 1988 series when it first started. 2002 was the final straw as story lines were more sexual and unbelievable (A satellite was going to fall from Outer Space and crush London (!) (!) ) London's Burning was promptly axed and lets be honest, it was ITV/LWT that killed it off with it's new direction. But the show still deserves a 10/10 for the enjoyment and legacy it left behind. Oh and Jim Alexander was in the show as well...... Oh yeah I already mentioned that!! :P


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