You have spoken! Slightly later than advertised here are the results of the recent voting!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to give me your thoughts, LB now have these results so lets see what happens!
My comments are in red underneath the questions, with my personal feelings at the bottom!
Q1 Who was your favourite Blue Watch member in Series 13?
|Rob "Hyper" Sharpe||13|
|Stewart "Recall" MacKensie||0|
|Sally "Gracie" Fields||9|
|Ronnie "Hi-Ho" Silver||9|
I'm not surprised who won this, the creation of Adam seems to have bring that comedy value back. I'm surprised that Hyper and Hi-Ho didn't pull in many and SHOCKED that Recall brought in none!!
Q2: What was the most memorable shout in Series 13?
|Irish girl lock-in||2|
|Rachel / Luke||5|
|Cat under floorboards||1|
|Plane and snakes||3|
|Romantic light wells...||1|
A close one this, but expected! The big shouts are always popular but nice to see some of the smaller ones too.
Q3: Who were the best couple in Series 13?
|George and Andie||17|
|Recall and Elaine||11|
|Hyper and Luke||2|
|Geoff and Fiona||12|
|Coleman and Alison||3|
|Kate and Hi-Ho||2|
|Naomi and Hi-Ho||1|
|Maggie and Derek||1|
A couple of wierd ones here, but on the whole another close run thing with the three happy in love couples scoring highly. Lets see how much Hyper and Luke get next year!!
Q4: Which storyline in Series 13 did you think was rubbish (if any)
|George / Chris / Kelly||4|
|Hi-Ho being a virgin||2|
|Hi-Ho and Kate||1|
|Luke / Rachel fire||1|
|Coleman / Alison||1|
|Erik Hot Helmet||1|
|Hyper and Adam||1|
|Adam and Elaine||1|
|Fiona / Geoff troubles||1|
Understandably, a lot of you loved every second of this series. A few niggling points on the others, especially the "Chris does good" storyline....
On the whole I think this proves that LB is as popular as ever, with only 65 out of the total 8.5 million being represented here. Just goes to show 15 years on from the pilot, how good the drama has been.
THE FUTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
Q5: Do you think ITV should keep commissioning LB series?
Why did I think this would be the case!! Silly question really :) and no I'm not going to put 63 little boxes on the screen!
Q6: Who should be left out of a new series?
No real surprise here except Hi-Ho scoring 6, must be males that voted for him!
Q7: Who would you like to see back at Blackwall (has to be alive!)
I thought this might bring up every cast member that isn't dead, and this list isn't far off! Dan was a favourite from the start, bit disappointed to see Jack Morgan scoring so low and even Chris Hammond for that matter. I dont think we'll see Billy Ray back somehow (sniff!) :o
Q8: Who would you like to see more of in the next Series (non-Blue Watch members)
Well well what a surprise! She may have been in it for 6 episodes, but sassy Melissa Clark seems to have won your hearts! Ben came in a creditable second, and you'll be pleased to know he will be returning. The last few seem a bit odd, but a Bateman reunion........ get the ambulance on standby!
Q9: Do you like the new set-up of one pump and an ALP
Hmmm, I thought this would be quite close! For the busiest station in London (so it seems) its strange that the one pump strategy is well liked.
Q10: If no to Q9, would you like to see two pumps instead?
I wonder what the 1 person wanted?? 2 pumps and a ALP? sorry wouldn't fit the station!
Q11: If you could have one shout in 2002, what would it be? (Top 5 only)
|Major Warehouse Fire||3|
There were so many others asked for once, the list is below these comments. Another M-way pile up is sorely missed as well as more building fires.
House Fires, Hospital (just had that!), Shopping Centre, Farm, Chemical Lab, London Eye rescue, campsite, collapsing buildings, funny shouts, Stadium fire, false alarm fatality, suicides, boats, underwater rescues, flat fires (had loads in Ser 13!), RAF base, Old Blackwall, Cat up tree, 20 pumper.
Some of the more funny ones were: 11 Downing Street (no. 10 pls!), Shadbrook!, and burning the dome........... Food for thought I think!
Q12: Any other comments
There were just so many, its impossible to write them all, so I have selected a few for a general idea
|I think that
this series didn't have enough action in it and was
getting too involved with their personal lives, which i
don't think should be taking priority.
hiho and hyper in the show as they are brilliant actors
the ALP, doesn't quite work as obviously not called out
to everyshout and therefore it and the crew do not get
used a lot.
To introduce a couple of new fire-fighters (that stay for more than 5/6 episodes!). It feels as if the watch is smaller than of previous series
Burning is as brilliant as it's always been!
|In the past
few years of london's burning, with the exception of
series 13, the show has failed to show how emotional the
role of a firefighter can be. They have to cope with alot,
including death and gruesome injuries. I think a dramatic
road/rail crash would demonstrate well the personal
qualities needed to be a firefighter and effective part
of a team
Burning was brilliant this serie. Congrats to all the
characters that made it so humours and emotionally. All
the storylines were brilliant and i hope to see all
of Bluewatch back inaction soon. Congrats to Heather
Peace for her very touching and emotional role, during
the rape storyline. All the characters are brilliant, and
i hope that London's Burning wll continue for a long time
Thank you all for making my Sunday nights so enjoyable
|Do keep the
humour in it and keep it realistic. Having friends
as fireman I know that it is there humour that keeps them
going and you only have to watch some of the old episodes
to find they were much more humourous.....my all time
favourite episode is the Talent Contest one.....I laugh
everytime I watch it.....and as for realism don't go
overboard with the big shouts - a lot more smaller ones
causes just as much excitement and audience reaction....
short London's Burning...it really is one of the best
drama shows on television!
Oh, and I really think Series 12 should either be repeated on TV, or put out in video! (Would that would fill up the long space of time between series 13 and 14?) I know at least several people who would buy/watch it...
|Well done to
all of the cast! Series 13 was a great series keep up the
|I would just
like to say the LB is brill. well done to the
writers for a brill series and a huge congratualtions to
the actors who were fantastic as usual. I would
especially like to congratulate Sally and Fiona on their
fab acting of their date rape and post natal depression
story lines. next series i would perhaps like to
see Saun Batemans trial just to carry on that particular
story line. once again congratulations on a
wonderful seies and keep it coming
|I think the
series was brilliant. I haven't actually seen London's
Burning before, but i got hooked on this series and i
love all the characters!!!! I love it and there has to be
to the small museum which was being built during the
series I would like to see ex-members of blue watch
coming to visit and also pictures of old blue watches
with possible flashback storylines.
As for the Series it is getting better and better, Series 13 has been the best since the early years and I believe it will get better.
The Casting of Sam Callis as Adam has been a masterstroke, he is the new Vaseline. Keep up the good work
Barry John Sim
some of the shouts have been explosive, sometimes the
love lives and personal problems of the crew seem to take
up more time than the actual fire fighting itslef. What i'd
like to see is a little more action put into some of the
episodes than the small talk
Bayleaf buying the old blackwall and converting it to a
More shouts as well please!!
|LB ROCKS FOR
EVER LWT should do sometihng about the offical web site
More action and less soap
have more than one shout per episode, because bluewatch
hardly ever get called to fires anymore, unless it is the
end of the series!
was absolutely brilliant. You should most
definately do a new series. And my best mate and I
want to see more of Adam
|If it wouldn't
cost too much, a re-run of ALL episodes starting from
Series 1 to be shown on the ITV network would be great
because I was very young when it all started! But apart
from that, LWT are doing an excellent job, keep it up!
Thanks again to those who did it, now I guess you want to hear my views!
Series 13 was as good as its ever been, but I didn't like the degrading to one pump and ALP. Some characters had more storylines than others but my biggest single complaint was where were all the night shouts??? It wasn't until Episode 15 we actually saw them on night duty :(
Also, how about more stand-bys and training shots. Oh and a few mess food fights too....
So, my personal answers to the Questions are as follows....
character?: Adam Benjamin - Quality comedy!
Q2: Best shout?: Tunnel Fire - gripping stuff, with a subtle twist!
Q3: Best couple?: George and Andie - nice to see love can conquer all!
Q4: Worst storyline: I have two, the Chris / George / Kelly thing, and the George thief one, we all knew George was innocent!
Q5: New series?: OF COURSE! just gimme a break though :)
Q6: Left out?: Sally - nothing more to do with her
Q7: Back again?: Jack Morgan - that sense of humour is missed
Q8: More of?: Melissa and Ben - two for the future?
Q9: Like the set-up: No - but if it is the same, how about the ALP going all over the place as per real life?
Q10: Two pumps?: Yes please and a ALP..... oh that means a move back to the old Blackwall!
Q11: Shout?: really hard one - something new thats never been done before, like shop fires?
Well thanks for
reading this far, roll on Your Say 2002!
Ipswich, 26th June 2001