London's Burning is back with three fresh faces. Here, they talk about their roles and how each of them got a new look...
When it comes to glamour, forget Baywatch - tune into Blue Watch instead.
Blackwall Fire Station's new recruits are a good - looking bunch. But, after casting the trio, the makers of London's Burning were faced with a problem.
The thing was, 23 - year - old Brad Gorton, who plays new Leading Hand Daniel Barratt, had trendy dark locks. Heather Peace, also 23, as new female fire - fighter Sally Fields, had trendy dark locks. And Jim Alexander, 22, who plays womaniser Joe Walker had... well, you've guessed it.
They all looked smarter after a trim. But somehow three brunettes just did't look right. So they decided to dye Jim's hair bleach blond!
"I'm used to it now," he says. "The only trouble is I have to get it redone every six weeks and it takes four hours. It's a nightmare!"
Joe Walker (Jim Alexander)
Upfront, leery, arrogant and ignorant. That's how Jim describes his character. "He's a complete womaniser and there's a lot of conflict between him and Daniel, because they both fancy Sally."
In real life, Jim is the son of Brian Alexander, lead guitarist with the Sixties band The Monotones and the Treetops. Jim's inherited his dad's love of music and has is own band, Leaf People.
He's also extremely fit. "Before I was bitten by the acting bug, I thought about becoming a professional tennis player," he reveals. "I love most sports."
Sally Fields (Heather Peace)
"Sally's as professional as any male; she just doesn't see any need to make a song and dance about it," says Heather, who admits she's much the same.
"I was a bit feminist at college, but these days I don't see any need to shout about it," she explains.
Heather, who grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is no stranger to the small screen. She played a strict schoolmistress in several episodes of Emmerdale.
These days, she's also a professional jazz singer and spends her weekends in Manchester singing in pubs and clubs.
Daniel Barratt (Brad Gorton)
Educated and eloquent, Daniel gets some stick when he first arrives at Blackwall.
"The fact that he's dedicated and focused doesn't help him much, but he's a different man when they get him to the pub and the others learn to accept him," says Brad.
The son of a plastics manufacturer, Brad's another sports fan. He once had his sights set on a career in rugby. "But I smashed up my shoulders so badly in practice, I had to give up the idea," shrugs Brad. "Not that I have any regrets now."