Bluestone 42. Nick (Oliver Chris). Copyright: BBC.

Bluestone 42

BBC Three sitcom about the military. 21 episodes (3 series), 2013 - 2015. Stars Laura Aikman, Matthew Lewis, Stephen Wight, Tony Gardner and others.

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). Copyright: BBC.

Bluestone 42

Comedy about an army bomb disposal detachment working in Afghanistan

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013 - 2015
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
21   (3 series)
Starring
Laura Aikman, Matthew Lewis, Stephen Wight, Tony Gardner, Katie Lyons, Scott Hoatson, Jamie Quinn, Keeno Lee Hector and others
Writers
James Cary and Richard Hurst
Directors
Iain B MacDonald and David Sant
Producer
Michelle Farr

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). Copyright: BBC.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • IED (Working title)
  • Bluestone Four Two (Spoken title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 5th March 2013 on BBC Three at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 13th April 2015 on BBC Three at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 17th May 2015 at 2:15am

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