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 4

When Mac and Rocket set fire to part of the base, Nick takes the blame and as a punishment has to look after a Government Minister who is visiting the base.

Further details

Bluestone 42. Image shows from L to R: Lt Col Smith (Tony Gardner), Colin's Driver (Christopher McArthur). Copyright: BBC.

Nick must look after a Government Minister who is visiting the base. He regrets offloading these duties onto Mary when she unexpectedly takes a shine to him. Nick's attempts to keep the Minister away from Mary just make matters worse, especially as they involve high explosives.

Simon, meanwhile, takes it upon himself to become an over-zealous Fire Officer for the base and the Lt Colonel is desperate for his very own 4x4.

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th March 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
    Charles Tertiens Ahmed
    Rhashan Stone Colin Walters
    Sven Ruygrok Tim
    Christopher McArthur Colin's Driver
    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


    Can I borrow this vehicle?

    Lieutenant Colonel Philip Smith wants to take a ride in the Minister's vehicle.

    Featuring: Christopher McArthur (Colin's Driver), Tony Gardner (Lt Col Smith).

    Why don't I show the Minister around?

    Mary is somewhat taken by the visiting Government Minister.

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    Featuring: Rhashan Stone (Colin Walters), Sven Ruygrok (Tim), Matthew Lewis (Towerblock), Katie Lyons (Bird), Oliver Chris (Nick), Kelly Adams (Mary).


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