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London's Burning - The Complete Series 1 [1988] [DVD]

Glen Murphy , Richard Walsh , Crispin Reece , Douglas Mackinnon    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Shirley Greenwood, Kim Clifford, Michael Garner
  • Directors: Crispin Reece, Douglas Mackinnon, Gareth Milne, Gary Love, Graham Moore
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Full Screen, Mono
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 23 May 2005
  • Run Time: 312 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009F68ES
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,750 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All eight episodes from the first series of the popular fire-fighting drama. The regular crew are introduced throughout the series as they tackle dangerous situations, including a clothing factory that turns out to be a deathtrap, and when criminals interrupt the station;s Open Day.


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A forgotton gem from the eighties 11 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Wow, I brought the series on a whim - I used to watch it as a kid and enjoyed it then, but watching it so many years later I didn't realise how good it was. As previously mentioned it had a good mixture of black humour and gritty realism. The only offputting thing about the DVD is where the ad breaks were, there is a pause which can often last up to a minute. It probably could have been put together better and some extras wouldn't go amiss, but the series itself was excellent.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic series 12 Sep 2005
Format:DVD
All I can say is I'm glad they decided to release the series on DVD. IT was one of the best Dramas around and still was until the utter failings of series 13 and 14 which killed off the series. The original series was by all means the better. You get good value for the money this is a 3DVD set (not the 2 disk that amazon says) Disk 1 is the pilot episode and episode 1, Disk 2 is Episodes 2-5 and Disk 3 is the xmas special. Well worth collecting this classic series and relive the old days of good solid dramas.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ITV's Greatest Hit Finally Released on DVD!! 22 April 2005
By Barry
Format:DVD
After years of torment seeing Random, less popular series being commissioned ahead of it, one of the greatest shows (in it's original format)ever shown on ITV, London's Burning has finally been released in DVD Format. As one of the Shows biggest fans, I grew up watching the show from Series One, Right through to the disappointing final series in 2002. As a big fan I am obviously biased as to how good the show was but Series 1 will always be the best in my eyes- the stunts and shouts werent as spectacular or as big as later series but the wit, comedy and black humour mixed with the drama and emotion will never be beaten and I throughly reccommend this DVD to people who began watching the series in later years to snap this up and also to people who have never seen it as it is truly memorable TV, who can forget all the original cast? Bayleaf, Tate, Hallam, Josie, George, Kevin, Malcolm, Sicknote, Charisma, Tony and my Favourite Character of all time, Vaseline! I grew up with him as my hero and will never forget the times when his Boots Caught Fire, when He drove over the cat and at Christmas when he drove a Taxi into someones front room!! I associate many good times with watching this Series and I believe many more of you will too, I hope ITV start repeating this series to bring it to a younger audience as it is still well loved. Ladder 49 took this premise to the big screen and did well, Rescue Me however it cant even come close, The British do this best and London's Burning is a flame that will never be extinguished.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars London's Burning series 2 episodes 7 & 8 2 May 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Two great episodes featuring storylines which will shape the sreies in years to come. John finds out whether he is going to lose his job over a previous incident, Josie applies for her new job and tragedy strikes for Vaseline at the Surrey Docks. Two wonderfully filmed and performed episodes - a must see for all fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very memorable 8 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
These two episodes were very memorable, it was a busy night on Bonfire Night for the members of Bluewatch as a little boy goes missing and a firework party goes horribly wrong.
A routine trip to the docks ends in a shock tragedy, and there's also a surprise for Marion number one!
Both episodes are brilliantly filmed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AT LAST IT COMES TO DVD! 5 July 2005
Format:DVD
ONE OF THE BEST TV SHOWS OF ALL TIME HAS FINALLY ARRIVED ON DVD! LONDONS BURNING WAS ALWAYS A HIGHLIGHT FOR ME (AND MILLIONS MORE!) UNTIL THE DREADFUL 14TH SERIES IN 2002 WHICH KILLED THE SHOW OFF.
FOLLOWING THE LIVES OF BLUE WATCH IN SOUTH LONDON'S BLACKWALL FIRE STATION, THE SHOW HAD EVERYTHING. FROM HUMOUR TO TRAGEDY, WITH AN ARRAY OF MEMORABLE CHARACTERS, SICKNOTE, BAYLEAF, CHARISMA AND VASELINE TO NAME BUT A FEW!
THE FEATURE FILM FROM 1986 AND THE FIVE EPISODES OF SERIES 1 ALONG WITH THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ARE ALL ON 3 DICS. HOWEVER THE ONE THING I FIND DISAPOINTING IS THE LACK OF SPECIAL FEATURES ESPECIALLY THAT THERE IS NO TRIBUTE TO JAMES HAZELDINE (BAYLEAF) WHO DIED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. APART FROM THAT ITS A GOOD BUY AND I RECOMMEND TO ALL!
KEEP IT COMING!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars London's Burning 18 Feb 2004
Format:VHS Tape
I just want the whole series of 1995
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars London's Burning 18 Feb 2004
Format:VHS Tape
If you got some Episodes of the whole series 1994 and 1995 1996 1997 and 1990 1991 1992 write to me I really want them so much I will give some money for it. You have to tell me are much money who want for it Thank you for it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Dvd
If you love fires you will love this, real inside story about fires, it was on time, go on buy it
Published 12 months ago by Ross Brood
5.0 out of 5 stars London's Burning Series 1
I found this DVD great to watch leaving me wanting to buy the next series straight away. I found although the DVD was still in traditional format as it was filmed back in the late... Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2010 by Alex 110686
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 80 s tv
Londons burning is an excellent series and i think this programme would appeal to many who did not watch it the first time round. Read more
Published on 23 July 2009 by Gs Macritchie
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia! How Great A Show This Was!
It had been absolutely years since the last time I saw London's Burning, I sat and watched this and for me it still hasn't lost it's magic, I fell in love with the show all over... Read more
Published on 2 July 2009 by Mr Welsh
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start
It's like stepping back in time. The show looks quite dated but it's still great.
Published on 12 May 2009 by Mrs. D. Waterall
3.0 out of 5 stars London's Burning Series 7 Episodes 1 & 2
Series 7 kicks off with a huge road traffic accident where a child is pinned down by a falling wall after a truck crashes through it. Read more
Published on 2 Aug 2005
2.0 out of 5 stars Crap Fire.
I've seen the series of London's burning and after reading the synopsis I was disapointed by this sad ending film. Okay it was realistic but there was no plot to it. Read more
Published on 10 July 2005 by S L Waterall
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST OF THE ENTIRE 4 SERIES - THIS IS THE ONE TO BUY!
It was never better than this - two incredible episodes, superbly acted, slick direction, great set pieces. This is the video with which to start your collection. Truly terrific.
Published on 29 Jun 2005
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