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SERIES 13 EPISODE GUIDE

Episode 1 - first screened 21st January 2001

Written by: JONATHAN RICH
Directed by: CLAIRE WINYARD
Produced by: ANGUS TOWLER
Estimated audience: 10.6million

We return to Blue Watch just after they have moved into their new station. Joe and Sicknote are dead, and the Watch are in a minutes silence in their new station. Meanwhile on the streets of Blackwall, a car has crashed into a lorry carrying hot tar, trapping a woman inside. The pump arrives quickly and Pearce gets the crew to work cutting the gas supply off. Pearce talks to the woman only to find out she's about to give birth. Pearce decides to pull the car out as quick as possible, Hyper objects but is told to get on with it. As the car is being pulled out the tar spills over but luckily misses the woman and the crew. The woman by now is getting distraught, the contractions are getting closer together and the ambulance is stuck in traffic. Pearce decides to deliver the baby in the car. Sally gets a salvage sheet to give them some privacy. Hi-Ho has a resusitator but is useless. She finally gives birth and names the baby Pearce after Geoff! Coleman arrives to see the scene, and explains he is now Station Commander.

Meanwhile, the ALP is on its way back from a shout up West when new-boy Adam and George are stopped by a man and told there is someone in a burning building. Adam jumps out and rushes in without BA while George calls for back-up. Eventually Shadbrook arrive (with their Sub Steve Prentiss) just as Adam brings the woman out. She drops her bag so George picks it up and hands it back to her. On the way back, the ALP passes past the old Blackwall, George comments that Sicknote would turn in his grave.... Near the old station, a party is keeping a few residents in a block of flats up, causing one man to complain to the council.

The pump arrives back after the ALP, and Pearce tells the Watch that there is a new schedule, and everyone has to do what he says now that he's Watch Commander :( He then reprimands Adam for being reckless. Coleman comes in and tells George and Adam he wants to see them in his new office. Coleman asks Adam if he saw George take a bit of jewellery out of that womans bag, Adam says no, then George is sent in. She has accused George of taking it. The Police have been called in to investigate.....

Recall talks to George about giving him a loan of a grand, but George says he doesn't need it. Hi-Ho wonders why he is being called new-boy and Adam isn't. Recall and Adam joke about Hi-Ho's "newness" around women... Coleman comes down to have a word with Sally about the inquiry into Joe and Sicknotes death. Its very clear that Sally blames Griggs as he gave the order... Hyper talks to Geoff about his pager and says he should turn it onto vibrating mode, and says he'll do it. He changes it over and grabs the pager number off it....

Pitbull arrives at the station and goes up to the new station garden on the roof. Sally is up there planting a tree for Joe. Adam and the rest of the lads are down by Adams car removing the builder signs when Hyper finds some kind of "bird puller" tube guaranteed to attract the opposite sex. Hi-Ho asks how much, so Adam gives him a tube on the house! Saly by now, is cleaning part of the Station when the new Red Watch Commander (Sean Bateman) arrives and starts chatting to her. Its very obvious that there is an attraction between them (didn't take long Gracie!) She tells him that Dan was in Thailand two weeks ago, but she doesn't know where he is now.

Maggie is really pleased about her new kitchen and asks Poison to have a look at a new oven she can't work. He doesn't have time though as Griggs and the brigade photographer arrive to take photos of the new crews in their new station. Hyper sends a message through to Pearce's pager stating "Triplets" just as the photographer is taking a shot with Griggs at the front. Maggie talks to Hi-Ho about his virginity and says he should be proud not ashamed.


Just as the ribbon is to be cut my the local councillor, the bells go down and the tape is cut by the pump rushing out! On the way to the shout, Hyper sends another pager message saying "Stork's arrived" The flat where the party was has been firebombed, a young couple are trapped on the roof with their baby, while others are trapped in windows. Shadbrook arrive at the same time, and Pearce gets the ALP working and tells Recall to make pumps six. Hyper and Recall are sent in to clear the flats, and find four children home alone. They have to carry them out kicking and screaming, and causing real problems, Hyper threatening to throw them down the stairs. Adam is busy in the ALP getting people down while the others get to the lower levels with ladders. Councillor Hemmings tells Coleman (whos just arrived) that there is an old couple still inside. Pearce and Recall are sent in to find them. Maggie meanwhile is visiting Fiona when she starts going into Labour. She calls an ambulance and Pearce's pager. Pearce recieves the message but thinks its the Watch mucking about and goes into the burning building.

While Pearce is in the blaze, Fiona's waters break and she is rushed to theatre. As usual the hospital doctors want consent to help her. Bloody forms before help! Adam finally reaches the rooftop with the ALP and tries to get the young couple and their baby down. Unfortunately the young woman is scared of heights so the bloke gets in first. She hands Adam the baby then rushes back towards the chimneys to avoid the edge. Pearce and Recall find the old couple and are bringing them out when they spot two gas cylinders used for cooking. Adam has almost got the woman off the roof when the gas cylinders explode causing the roof to collapse and the woman to fall through. Pearce and Recall are still inside as the explosion goes off..........

George................. GLEN MURPHY
Recall.................... BEN ONWUKWE
Pearce.................. MICHAEL GARNER
Sally....................... HEATHER PEACE
Hyper.................... CONNOR BYRNE
Coleman.............. EDWARD PEEL
Hi-Ho..................... FUMAN DAR
Adam.................... SAM CALLIS

Maggie.................. SHIRLEY GREENWOOD
Fiona...................... HELEN ANDERSON
Alison Hemmings... LIZ CROWTHER
Pitbull..................... AL HUNTER ASHTON
D.O. Griggs............ SIMON MERRELLS
Sean Bateman..... DOMINIC TAYLOR
Flatty...................... MARK LEADBETTER
Steve Prentiss....... SCOTT LANE
Trev........................ KELL WARD
Nina....................... RAKIE AYOLA
Man....................... ALAN SURI
Ron Schuster........ JOHN RINGHAM
Judith Schuster.... EILEEN ESSELL
Mark...................... HARRY EDEN
Terry....................... LEE WHITLOCK
Lynne.................... LUISA BRADSHAW-WHITE
Lee........................ MARK PICKARD
Carl....................... LEON BLACK
Gary..................... LEE TURNBULL
Midwife................ EILEEN MACK
Doctor.................. KOUROSB ASAD

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