Over the show's run, 36 permanent members of Blue Watch were seen; George Green was the longest lasting character, appearing in all but two television episodes and the original television movie. The shortest lived was Chris 'Skippy' Newman, who lasted six episodes. Bert 'Sicknote' Quigley was the last survivor from the pilot movie. Members of other watches or stations, such as Jaffa Parrish or Clingfilm, occasionally stood in at Blue Watch for absent regulars. 'Liver Salts' was a former member of Blue Watch and visited the station a few years later. Fireman Anderson joined Blue Watch at the end of the movie but was not seen again. Gregg Blake was a firefighter who appeared for a whole season.
Seven members of Blue Watch died on duty (Hallam, Quigley, Lewis, Cartwright, MacKenzie, Georgiadis, Walker), four retired due to injury or ill health (Tate, Parrish, Blake, Newman), six left the fire brigade (Cross, Sanderson, Wilson, Ray, Morgan, Barratt), and six transferred to other stations or divisions (Appleby, Ingham, Stevens, Reid, Medhurst, Hammond). Five left for unknown reasons (Baines, Webb, Sharpe, Coleman, Silver).
When Kevin Medhurst won a pedigree greyhound in a poker game, he named it Blue Watch.
Composition of Blue Watch, 1986-2002Edit
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