Steel River Blues (ITV1 2004, Daniel Casey, Clare Buckfield)

Steel River Blues was a drama set in Middlesbrough Fire station. Bill McGlinchy arrives from Ireland to take his first station commander post in charge of Blue Watch and has to rely on the experience and local knowledge of the established team some of whom think the top job should have gone to one of them.

The fire fighters of Blue Watch have to cope with the demands of the daily dangers that their jobs present with humour and grit. And with more inner city industry than any other town in the UK, Middlesborough can be known to present even the hardiest of fire fighters with taxing shouts.

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production details
UK / ITV1 – Yorkshire / 1×75 minute episode 6×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 1 September – 13 October 2004

Creators: Patrick Harbinson, Jonathan Critchley / Music: Garry Hughes / Theme Music: Chris Rea / Executive Producer: Keith Richardson / Producer: Ken Horn

cast
Daniel Casey as Tony Barnes
Satnam Bhogal as Sunil Gupta
Nitin Kundra as Asif Hussain
Mark Cameron as Roger Hibbot
Clare Buckfield as Katy Bell
Charles Dale as George Barnes
Steven Hillman as Alan Priestley
Stuart Graham as Bill McGlinchy
Victoria Hawkins as Sandra Harris
Michael Nardone as Dave Tanner
Daniel Ryan as Andy Coulson
Kelly Wenham as Julie Priestley

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THE EPISODES
1. STEEL RIVER (1 Sep 04)
2. BLOODY FRIDAYS (8 Sep 04)
3. FAMILY FORTUNES (15 Sep 04)
4. WHAT GOES AROUND (22 Sep 04)
5. BLIND MAN’S BUFF (29 Sep 04)
6. FLASHPOINT (6 Oct 04)
7. THE LONG DROP (13 Oct 04)

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