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Rob 'Hyper' Sharpe
Rank Firefighter

Leading firefigher/
Crew Commander

Station Blackwall Fire Station
Spouse(s) -
Relatives -
Played by Connor Byrne
First appearance Series 12, Episode 2 (2000)
Last appearance Series 13, Episode 16 (2001)

Rob 'Hyper' Sharpe was leading firefighter/crew commander at Blackwall Fire Station in series 12 and series 13.


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

Hyper appeared in 31 episodes of London's Burning between 2000 and 2001:

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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