Bluestone 42

Comedy about an army bomb disposal detachment working in Afghanistan

AKA:
IED (Working Title); Bluestone Four Two (Spoken)
Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2013 - 2015  (BBC Three)
Episodes:
21 (3 series)
Starring:
Laura Aikman, Matthew Lewis, Stephen Wight, Tony Gardner, Katie Lyons, Scott Hoatson, Jamie Quinn, Keeno Lee Hector, Susan Wokoma, Oliver Chris, Kelly Adams & more
Writers:
James Cary, Richard Hurst, Nick Doody, Mark Evans
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation

Bluestone 42 is a single-camera comedy about a British bomb disposal detachment. It's a show about something the public easily forget; soldiers really enjoy being soldiers.

It observes the camaraderie, bonds and banter the soldiers in unit Bluestone 42 share, even though they are risking their lives diffusing hidden bombs.

Bluestone 42 was created by experienced comedy writers James Cary and Richard Hurst. The episodes are carefully researched and informed by close cooperation with serving and former members of the armed forces and military experts, to take the audience through authentic, compelling, surprising and funny stories about how heroes pass their time in between saving lives.

Bluestone 42. Image shows from L to R: Simon (Stephen Wight), Mary (Kelly Adams), Millsy (Gary Carr), Nick (Oliver Chris), Faruq (Keeno Lee Hector), Rocket (Scott Hoatson), Mac (Jamie Quinn), Lt Col Smith (Tony Gardner), Bird (Katie Lyons). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.