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Steel River Blues 

Exploring the lives and working challenges of Blue Watch, a team of fire fighters working in the heart of Middlesbrough, northeast England.
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Series cast summary:
Daniel Ainsleigh ...  Jeremy Lloyd 7 episodes, 2004
Satnam Bhogal ...  Sunil Gupta 7 episodes, 2004
Clare Buckfield Clare Buckfield ...  Katy Bell 7 episodes, 2004
Mark Cameron ...  Roger Hibbot 7 episodes, 2004
Daniel Casey Daniel Casey ...  Tony Barnes 7 episodes, 2004
Charles Dale Charles Dale ...  George Barnes 7 episodes, 2004
Vicky Hawkins Vicky Hawkins ...  Sandra Harris 7 episodes, 2004
Steven Hillman ...  Alan Priestley 7 episodes, 2004
Nitin Kundra ...  Asif Hussain 7 episodes, 2004
Michael Nardone ...  Dave Tanner 7 episodes, 2004
Daniel Ryan ...  Andy Coulson 7 episodes, 2004
Kelly Wenham ...  Julie Priestley 7 episodes, 2004
John Bowler ...  Mick Hammond 6 episodes, 2004
Stuart Graham ...  Bill McGlinchy 6 episodes, 2004
Joanne Farrell ...  Nicky Higgins 3 episodes, 2004
Malcolm Scates Malcolm Scates ...  Sgt. Moss 3 episodes, 2004
Sarah Preston Sarah Preston ...  Belinda Moss 2 episodes, 2004
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Exploring the lives and working challenges of Blue Watch, a team of fire fighters working in the heart of Middlesbrough, northeast England.

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2004 (UK) See more »

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GBP7,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 episodes) | (pilot episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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During pre-production, the series went through a number of title changes before the eventual title was decided on. These included "Blue Heat", "Kill the Heat" and "Fire Fight". See more »

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The Scientist
Written by Chris Martin
Performed by Coldplay
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Breath of Fresh Air
24 September 2004 | by lenemorissette-1See all my reviews

I hate British-made television as a rule; soaps really irritate me with their unrealistic plots and don't even get me started on the subject of period dramas and police shows like the Bill.

That said, however, Steel River Blues is the best new show on television for a long time. It's got just the right mix of drama, humour and realism as well as a great soundtrack and, although it's early days yet, it shows real promise.

Not only that but now there's finally a show that doesn't treat us "Northerners" as either hub-cap-stealing Liverpudlians (Brookside)or hot-pot-eating, pint-swigging seamstresses that need a 'Cockney Geeza' and his Footballer's-wives-esque wife and kids to make the street cool (the factory girls on Corrie - come on, you don't expect me to believe that everyone in London actually speaks like that, do you? I have been there once or twice!). Both of which are such clichés and so unrealistic I can't tell you! Thank heavens there's finally someone writing something set in the North of England who actually seems to have lived here for more than a few days!

Damn good television with by far the best soundtrack of any show I've seen in a long time!


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