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Episode 1 (series 10)
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Series 10
Episode 1
Airdate September 14, 1997
Audience Unknown
Writer Simon Sharkey
Director Frank W. Smith
Producer Paul Knight
Previous episode Episode 15 (series 9)
Next episode Episode 2 (series 10)

Episode 1 (series 10) is the first episode of the tenth season of London's Burning. It was first broadcast on September 14, 1997.

Episode Summary[]

The episode begins with a recap of the appliance crash. The camera zooms into Echo 441 which has crashed into a steel girder. Recall looks at it and then passes out while Pearce wakes up and realises what has happened. Echo 442 is completely destroyed. Carole wakes up to the the voice of the dispatcher on the phone. George is unconscious.

Three months on from the appliance crash and the watch are still coming to terms with it. Skip has left the Brigade because of his injuries and returned home to Australia. George is still on sick leave having broken both of his legs. Blue Watch have a new member: Gregg Blake. Their trial uniforms were sent back with negative reviews. As a result of the crash, they bought two brand new Volvo FL6 appliances with better hose reels and new thermal imaging equipment. Echo 441 survived the crash and had a new windscreen fitted and was being sent to Shadbrook. Although Recall still has images of the crash in his head, he opens up to Geoff that he will miss it. Pearce's divorce from Patti has finally come through, so Billy and Gregg hire a stripper for him to celebrate. However, Geoff does not see the funny side.

Carole gets a visit from the police, who inform her that her car has been involved in a hit-and-run incident in which a cyclist was injured. The Watch attend a shout at an art gallery which has been flooded and Gregg chats up one of the students, Tiggy. Later, at a private railway where a girl is celebrating her birthday party, the train catches fire. Numerous people are hurt and there is a near miss for Nick when a train pulls in while he is on the track searching for more casualties. Fortunately, he is able to take refuge in the gap under the train and emerges unscathed.