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

Bluestone 42

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2013 - 2015
  • 21 episodes (3 series)

Comedy about an army bomb disposal detachment working in Afghanistan. Stars Laura Aikman, Matthew Lewis, Stephen Wight, Tony Gardner, Katie Lyons and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013 - 2015
Channels
BBC Three
Episodes
21 (3 series)
Stars
Laura Aikman, Matthew Lewis, Stephen Wight, Tony Gardner, Katie Lyons, Scott Hoatson, Jamie Quinn, Keeno Lee Hector and more
Writers
James Cary, Richard Hurst, Nick Doody, Mark Evans, Kevin Cecil, Hannah Mackay, Emma Nisbet and Pete Sinclair
Directors
Iain B MacDonald and David Sant
Producers
Michelle Farr-Scott, Stephen McCrum and Sam Bryant
Companies

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

Additional details

Also known as
  • Bluestone Four Two (Spoken title)
  • IED (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 5th March 2013 at 10pm on BBC Three
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • South Africa

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