|Rob 'Hyper' Sharpe|
|Station||Blackwall Fire Station|
|Played by||Connor Byrne|
|First appearance||Series 12, Episode 2 (2000)|
|Last appearance||Series 13, Episode 16 (2001)|
Irishman Hyper, so called because he was always needling people (ref. the word "hypodermic"), joined Blue Watch in series 12 as Jack Morgan's replacement. His previous stations included a temporary position at Euston and a position at Enfield. He was well liked by the other watch members and let George move in with him after he left Kelly.
However, Hyper also had a secret: he was gay. Geoff Pearce got suspicious and was close to uncovering the truth when Hyper decided to pre-empt him by announcing it to a stunned watch. Joe Walker took the news badly and at a shout minutes later was reluctant to climb down into a lift shaft to help Hyper. Most of the others were also uneasy with the news, although Station Officer John Coleman was supportive from the outset. Eventually they grew to accept him, even Joe.
Hyper was promoted to Crew Commander following Dan's departure. Sally moved into his flat as a lodger in series 13 and Hyper blamed himself when she was raped by Sean Bateman because he never returned home that night. By Series 14 Hyper was no longer at Blackwall and his absence was never explained.
See also: Rob 'Hyper' Sharpe/Appearances
|STATION OFFICERS: Sidney Tate • Nick Georgiadis • Chris Hammond • John Coleman • Mick Callaghan|
|SUB OFFICERS: John Hallam • Carole Webb|
|LEADING FIREFIGHTERS: Malcolm Cross • Geoff Pearce • Dan Barratt|
|FIREFIGHTERS: Lesley 'Charisma' Appleby • Kenny 'Rambo' Baines • Adam Benjamin • Gregg Blake|
Roland 'Vaseline' Cartwright • Sally Fields • George Green • Josie Ingham • Andreas 'Ethnic' Lewis
Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzie • Charlie Mead • Kevin Medhurst • Frank Mooney • Jack Morgan • Chris 'Skippy' Newman
Colin Parrish • Bert 'Sicknote' Quigley • Billy Ray • Sally Reid • Craig Ross • Tony Sanderson • Rob 'Hyper' Sharpe
Ronnie 'Hi Ho' Silver • Kate Stevens • Joe Walker • Mike 'Bayleaf' Wilson
|MISC: Lloyd Anderson • Vernon 'Clingfilm' Chivers • Melissa Clarke • Liver Salts • Carmen Miller • Jaffa Parrish|
Sparky • Webley