Jul.17 / 2014

Everything You Need To Know Before Tonight’s Premiere of The Smoke

The gritty, firefighter drama The Smoke premieres tonight on M3 at 10E/7P and to get you ready for what we know is going to be your new favourite show, here’s a quick crash-course on the leading men and women of the White Watch.

Watch new episodes of The Smoke every Thursday at 10E/7P on M3, starting with tonight’s series premiere.

Trish (Jodie Whittaker)

Self-assured and smart, Trish makes others feel good about themselves. She’s madly in love with Kev, and is prepared to go to hell and back with him should she ever be called on to do so. But underneath the confidence lies a secret that fills her with shame.

Kev (Jamie Bamber)

Kev Allison: an ordinary man and an extraordinary firefighter. A hero to the crew he leads and the ‘father’ of our White Watch family, he inspires bravery and loyalty. But he is also an all-too-real and flawed boyfriend to the love of his life Trish and
friend to his best mate Mal.

Ziggy (Pippa Bennett-Warner)

Effortlessly cool, Ziggy is always up for a good time. The only woman on the team, she’s accepted as one of the lads, although she’s keeping a pretty big secret from them.

Billy the Mince (Dorian Lough)

The Watch cook with a slightly unnerving taste for mince-based dishes. Appearing sinister on the surface, underneath he’s actually a desperate romantic looking for love. You probably wouldn’t leave your kids with him, though.

Little Al (Gerard Kearns)

He might not care to admit it, but sweet and sensitive Little Al is the ultimate beta male – he dreams of being a lion not realising he’s more of a squirrel. Best friend to Rob, he’s fun to be around and still obsessed with his ex. Question his love for his son, though, and you might just hear him roar.

Dennis (Taron Egerton)

New boy Dennis, or ASBO as the lads call him, might look like a yob, but dig a little deeper and he wants nothing more than to prove himself as a good man. While there’s a violent side to him, he also has the potential to be a real hero. Who knows which side will win out?

Rob (David Walmsley)

He’s only 29, but Rob’s a family man with a wife and four kids to think about. Oh, and his live-in best mate, Little Al. There’s still time for larking about, though, and Rob likes to find the fun in life. After all, why would you join the fire brigade if
you didn’t have adventure in your soul?

Mal (Rhashan Stone)

Mal likes women. And luckily, women like him too. Funny, charming and cocksure, he’s the kind of guy people love to have around, but he’s also the kind of guy that might not remember your name the next morning. Mal is Peter Pan and has got away with his antics… until now.