Explosive action scenes and a plot full of twists make this pilot for a never-completed series gripping viewing right up to its sensational conclusion. The Firechasers stars Chad Everett, Anjanette Comer and Keith Barron as a team on the trail of a crazed arsonist, with outstanding support from Roy Kinnear, Allan Cuthbertson and Rupert Davies. Made by the team who had worked on some of the best episodes of The Avengers, The Firechasers is scripted by Philip Levene, directed by Sidney Hayers and produced by Julian Wintle. Toby Collins is a beautiful, persistent reporter who, with press photographer Jim Maxwell, is always the first on the scene of a series of fires ravaging London. One after another, the infernos rage out of control before the fire service arrives. Toby believes an arsonist is to blame, but without any proof she has no story to write. Suave American Quentin Barnaby is one man who may be able to help her.
Quentin, a chief investigation officer for a major insurance company, soon discovers that he has more in common with Toby than the desire to find criminals, and the two begin a passionate affair. But as the flames hit too close to home, the clues begin to point in one direction, and Quentin has to face his greatest fear: is his new lover the deadly arsonist?