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

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

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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