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Jaffa Parrish
Rank Firefighter
Station Blackwall Fire Station
Spouse(s) Rose
Relatives Colin Parrish (nephew)
Nicky Parrish (niece)
Played by Alan Talbot
First appearance Series 1, Episode 4 (1988)
Last appearance Series 12, Episode 13 (2000)

'Jaffa' Parrish was a Red Watch firefighter at Blackwall Fire Station and the uncle of fireman Colin Parrish.


Jaffa Parrish was a member of Red Watch at Blackwall. He got his nickname because, according to Bayleaf, he had had "the same operation as a cat" and was therefore seedless. His real name is uncertain; Colin's mum once called him Lionel, though when Jaffa was in hospital he was referred to as Oliver Parrish.

Jaffa was first seen when he organised a Brigade boxing tournament, and persuaded a relucant George to take part. He tried to hire Sicknote to sing at his grandmother's 90th birthday party, but Sicknote was still pouting after his fallout with Jean and refused. Instead, Jaffa got Charisma to do a magic act.

While filling in for George with Blue Watch Jaffa was badly burned when a propane cylinder hit the pump. Despite regaining his fitness, the mental trauma he suffered meant he was forced to leave the Brigade. Jaffa continued to be seen around Blackwall, at George's gym and at the local pub, which he later became landlord of.


See also: Jaffa Parrish/Appearances

Jaffa made 49 appearances in London's Burning between 1988 and 2000.

Blue Watch
STATION OFFICERS: Sidney TateNick GeorgiadisChris HammondJohn ColemanMick Callaghan
SUB OFFICERS: John HallamCarole Webb
LEADING FIREFIGHTERS: Malcolm CrossGeoff PearceDan Barratt
FIREFIGHTERS: Lesley 'Charisma' ApplebyKenny 'Rambo' BainesAdam BenjaminGregg Blake
Roland 'Vaseline' CartwrightSally FieldsGeorge GreenJosie InghamAndreas 'Ethnic' Lewis
Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzieCharlie MeadKevin MedhurstFrank MooneyJack MorganChris 'Skippy' Newman
Colin ParrishBert 'Sicknote' QuigleyBilly RaySally ReidCraig RossTony SandersonRob 'Hyper' Sharpe
Ronnie 'Hi Ho' SilverKate StevensJoe WalkerMike 'Bayleaf' Wilson
MISC: Lloyd AndersonVernon 'Clingfilm' ChiversMelissa ClarkeLiver SaltsCarmen MillerJaffa Parrish