Summary:PROG 1: SMOKE EATERS
Smoke Eaters compares the 1958 Smithfield Meat Market fire with the tragedy at Kings Cross tube station in 1989, showing how both incidents were instrumental in revamping the fire service and explaining how different attitudes were in the fifties when the toughest were dubbed 'fire eaters'. With old firemen JOHN BISHOP, JEREMY WILLMOTT and BILL RANSON. Two firefighters at Kings Cross tube station were DAVID PRIESTMAN and STEVE BELL.
Description:MOVING ACCOUNTS OF PAST AND PRESENT RESCUES TRACE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMERGENCY SERVICES.