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


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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