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
    Nigel Williams Editor
    Harry Banks Production Designer
    Vince Pope Composer


    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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