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.

Series 1, Episode 3

After Bluestone 42 join a midnight raid on a bomb factory and rescue a kidnapped Danish aid worker, they find more than they bargained for. Simon tries to get a book deal for his memoir.

Further details

Bluestone 42. Image shows from L to R: Nick (Oliver Chris), Astrid (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen). Copyright: BBC.

Mac and Rocket are gutted when a football game between their beloved Hibs and Celtic is interrupted with news of an impending bomb factory raid.

During the raid, the team rescues a Danish Aid Worker, Astrid (Birgitte Hjort Sorensen) who has been taken hostage by the Taliban.

Astrid is delighted and soon develops a crush on Nick. Will Nick be able to resist Astrid's charms, despite wanting to prove to Mary he is interested in more than just one thing?

Meanwhile, Simon has written a memoir entitled A Foot In Death's Door, much to the team's amusement. He forces Mary to read it for him, but can she spare his feelings when he asks her for an honest opinion?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th March 2013
BBC Three
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Stephen Wight Simon
Tony Gardner Lt Col Smith
Katie Lyons Bird
Scott Hoatson Rocket
Jamie Quinn Mac
Keeno Lee Hector Faruq
Oliver Chris Nick
Kelly Adams Mary
Gary Carr Millsy
Guest cast
Murray Todd Captain Softly
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen Astrid
Writing team
James Cary Writer
Richard Hurst Writer
Kevin Cecil Script Editor
Production team
Iain B MacDonald Director
Michelle Farr Producer
Stephen McCrum Executive Producer


Simon's memoir

The rest of the team find 'A Foot in Death's Door' by Lance Corporal Simon Lansley.

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Featuring: Stephen Wight (Simon), Katie Lyons (Bird), Oliver Chris (Nick), Kelly Adams (Mary), Gary Carr (Millsy).

Simon's look

Simon really wants a book deal, but before he can get a book he needs the perfect 'look'.

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Featuring: Stephen Wight (Simon), Katie Lyons (Bird).


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