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 5

Bird is so fed up of Nick going on about Mary that she decides to take action, but the result is not quite what she planned.

Further details

Bluestone 42. Image shows from L to R: Nick (Oliver Chris), Simon (Stephen Wight), Bird (Katie Lyons). Copyright: BBC.

Simon tries to prove himself at first-person shooter computer game Metal Patrol 3, after teasing from Mac and Rocket, but his late night practising starts to mess with his head.

Meanwhile, the Lt Colonel somehow persuades Towerblock to pimp his ride.


Faruq was credited in this episode but did not appear.

Broadcast details

Thursday 27th 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
    Oliver Chris Nick
    Kelly Adams Mary
    Guest cast
    Rory Acton Burnell Sergeant Hogg
    Mark Sykes Screwhole
    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


    Rocket launcher? At that range?

    The Lieutenant Colonel provides Simon some critical support fighting the virtual Taliban.

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

    The Editor of Sexy Times

    Nick realises he may have missed his chance with Mary.

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    Featuring: Rory Acton Burnell (Sergeant Hogg), Matthew Lewis (Towerblock), Stephen Wight (Simon), Katie Lyons (Bird), Jamie Quinn (Mac), Oliver Chris (Nick).


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