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.

Christmas Special

It's Christmas Eve and the team are joined by Nick's new number two, Corporal Gordon House aka Towerblock. Having finished top of the class he thinks he knows it all, but things are quite different out in the field.

Further details

Bluestone 42. Image shows from L to R: Bird (Katie Lyons), Lt Col Smith (Tony Gardner), Nick (Oliver Chris), Rocket (Scott Hoatson), Simon (Stephen Wight). Copyright: BBC.

It's Christmas Eve and the team are joined by Nick's new number two, Corporal Gordon House, aka Towerblock, on his first tour of duty.

Captain Nick Medhurst is tasked with getting him up to speed, but as Towerblock finished top of his class on the High Threat Course, he thinks he knows it all. He soon finds out things are different in the field, even on Christmas Day. The Taliban don't stop for Christmas and it's up to Nick to pull the team together.

Notes

Originally scheduled to premiere on Monday 23rd December 2013 at 10pm, this episode was postponed due to the death of a soldier on the same day.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 26th December 2013
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Three
Length
30 minutes

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    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
    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

    Videos

    Fire Antlers

    The team introduce Corporal House to a not entirely safe Christmas game.

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

    Festive Simon

    Simon tries to spread some Christmas cheer throughout the camp.

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    Featuring: Stephen Wight (Simon), Katie Lyons (Bird), Scott Hoatson (Rocket), Jamie Quinn (Mac).

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