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 3, Episode 2

During a major operation, Nick is called in to rescue a squaddie who has trapped his helmet in an IED tripwire.

Further details

Bluestone 42. Image shows from L to R: Faruq (Keeno Lee Hector), Mac (Jamie Quinn), Rocket (Scott Hoatson). Copyright: BBC.

Nick is called in to rescue a squaddie who has trapped his helmet in an IED tripwire.

As the squaddie panics, Nick realises this may not be straightforward and things take a worrying turn. With the help of Bird, Towerblock has to overcome his own fears and prejudices in order to uncover exactly what happened during the operation and Simon makes a life-changing discovery.

Meanwhile, the Lt Col has arranged a base pub quiz, and sends Mac and Rocket on a wild goose chase to try and cheat their way to victory.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th March 2015
BBC Three
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Laura Aikman Ellen
    Matthew Lewis Towerblock
    Stephen Wight Simon
    Tony Gardner Lt Col Smith
    Katie Lyons Bird
    Scott Hoatson Rocket
    Jamie Quinn Mac
    Keeno Lee Hector Faruq
    Susan Wokoma Jasmine
    Oliver Chris Nick
    Guest cast
    Mark Evans Padre
    Luke Tyler Pete
    Stefan Van Der Vegte Lee
    Zak Rowlands Daz
    Ralph Ineson WO1 Mike Slater
    Nick Pauling Edgeways
    Meganne Young Nurse
    Writing team
    James Cary Writer
    Richard Hurst Writer
    Mark Evans Writer (Additional Material)
    Pete Sinclair Script Editor
    Production team
    David Sant Director
    Michelle Farr Producer
    Stephen McCrum Executive Producer
    Sam Bryant Assistant Producer
    Mark Lawrence Editor
    Harry Banks Production Designer
    Mark Auret Production Designer
    Vince Pope Composer
    Jane Watkins Composer


    Keep them busy

    The Lt Colonel displays some impressive skills while keeping Bluestone 42 on their toes.

    Featuring: Mark Evans (Padre), Tony Gardner (Lt Col Smith), Scott Hoatson (Rocket), Jamie Quinn (Mac), Keeno Lee Hector (Faruq).

    Oliver Chris interview

    Oliver Chris talks about his departure from the show.

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    Featuring: Oliver Chris (Nick).


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