London's Burning (1986-2002)
UKTV
"What's all this about a nuclear container leaking and ticking?" Needless to say, the writers of firefighting drama London's Burning aim for bigger thrills than chip fan fires and cats stuck up trees.
It may not be the most grounded portrayal of the emergency services ever made, but the show based on Jack Rosenthal's original TV film ably delivers both high stakes and soap opera-esque drama. Perfect viewing for those who wish they could ring 999 more often. (less)
14 Series / 172 Episodes - 50 mins.  
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Bay Leaf, Cling Film, and Vaseline may sound like the ingredients to a kinky night in, but they're actually the nicknames of characters in long-running firefighting drama London's Burning.
How this show ran for over fifteen years (including a feature-length pilot) is a mystery. Perhaps the producers sneakily laced it with asbestos, or broadcasting rules required all three emergency services to be portrayed onscreen. Whatever the case, this is a fire extinguished by soap bubbles. (less)
14 Series / 172 Episodes - 50 mins.  
(more)
London's Burning (1986-2002)
UKTV 
"What's all this about a nuclear container leaking and ticking?" Needless to say, the writers of firefighting drama London's Burning aim for bigger thrills than chip fan fires and cats stuck up trees.
Bay Leaf, Cling Film, and Vaseline may sound like the ingredients to a kinky night in, but they're actually the nicknames of characters in long-running firefighting drama London's Burning.
It may not be the most grounded portrayal of the emergency services ever made, but the show based on Jack Rosenthal's original TV film ably delivers both high stakes and soap opera-esque drama. Perfect viewing for those who wish they could ring 999 more often.
How this show ran for over fifteen years (including a feature-length pilot) is a mystery. Perhaps the producers sneakily laced it with asbestos, or broadcasting rules required all three emergency services to be portrayed onscreen. Whatever the case, this is a fire extinguished by soap bubbles.


14 Series / 172 Episodes - 50 mins.