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Episode 5 (series 4)
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Series 4
Episode 5
Airdate October 27, 1991
Audience Unknown
Writer Anita Bronson
Director John Reardon
Producer Paul Knight
Previous episode Episode 4 (series 4)
Next episode Episode 6 (series 4)

Episode 5 (series 4) is the fifth episode of London's Burning's fourth series. It was first broadcast on 27 October 1991.

Episode Summary[]

It's half term and Blue Watch have to deal with a number of incidents involving children. The tarpaulin covering the Hallams' kitchen blows away onto a neighbour's roof and John has to climb up to retrieve it, meaning he is late for work. Blue Watch have a new recruit from nearby Borough Street: Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzie, so called because he has a photographic memory. Colin is disbelieving, but Recall proves himself by memorising a page from Kate's book.

A coach driver carrying children on a trip is warned by a child that danger is nigh and has to swerve through the central crash barrier to avoid a car. The coach plunges down an embankment and turns over, leaving the driver, a teacher and one boy dead. Blue Watch have to patiently comfort the injured children while they are cut out of the wreckage. Colin takes Zoe out on a date, unfortunately for her, he decides to take her to a Millwall match. At the end of the night she runs out on him and won't return his calls the next day.

Two youths muck about on the roof of a lift and one is killed by the counter-weight passing in the opposite direction. Blue Watch are called out and find the traumatised boy covered in blood and gore. Kevin is sent down to the bottom of the shaft to investigate, where he finds the remains of the other boy. It's Nick's birthday and everyone has been invited. Kevin invites Marion but discovers she and Technique are back together. Drunk and upset, he turns up at Nick's party. He tries to pick up Nick's teenage sister and then insults Nick, who then punches him in the face.


Notable Quotes[]

Hallam: I wanted to sorted this week Or else! Bayleaf: Or else what! Hallam: You'll get sued! Bayleaf: You can't sue me!


Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzie Made his first Appearance

Ariadne Estafis Made her first Appearance