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


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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