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 2, Episode 1

Nick regrets showing off to his new number 2, Towerblock. Simon and Bird come to blows over a special book belonging to the Lt Colonel.

Further details

Bluestone 42. Image shows from L to R: Faruq (Keeno Lee Hector), Towerblock (Matthew Lewis), Bird (Katie Lyons). Copyright: BBC.

Nick's new number two, Corporal Gordon House (aka Towerblock), has been deployed to Afghanistan with a smart new pistol: the Glock 17.

Nick then feels he must prove to Towerblock he can pass a weapons-handling test and get himself one. Unfortunately, he's too proud to do the training, and the test does not go as planned.

Simon tries to gain the respect of others by studying Sun Tzu's Art Of War, landing Bird in trouble when she is drawn into his obsession. Meanwhile, Mac comes up with a novel way to prove he is the filthiest inhabitant of Patrol Base Frost.

Broadcast details

Thursday 27th February 2014
BBC Three
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Matthew Lewis Towerblock
    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
    Guest cast
    Pierre Van Heerden Pieter the Medic
    Rory Girvan Corporal Lamming (Gun Trainer)
    Michael Solomon Car Driver
    Ryan Kruger Biffa the Chef
    Writing team
    James Cary Writer
    Richard Hurst Writer
    Nick Doody Writer (Additional Material)
    Mark Evans Writer (Additional Material)
    Hannah Mackay Script Editor
    Emma Nisbet 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
    Jane Watkins Composer


    Bluestone 42 - Series 2 Trailer

    Base camp, bombs and banter... Series 2 of Bluestone 42 starts soon.

    Featuring: Matthew Lewis (Towerblock), Stephen Wight (Simon), Scott Hoatson (Rocket), Jamie Quinn (Mac), Oliver Chris (Nick).

    My gun's cooler than your gun

    Nick and Towerblock face-off over the Glock 17 pistol.

    Featuring: Matthew Lewis (Towerblock), Katie Lyons (Bird), Scott Hoatson (Rocket), Jamie Quinn (Mac), Oliver Chris (Nick).

    The Art of War

    The Lieutenant Colonel has some sound advice for Simon to help him get promoted.

    Featuring: Stephen Wight (Simon), Tony Gardner (Lt Col Smith).


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