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 6

As the team prepare to leave Afghanistan for good, Simon receives some devastating news.

Further details

Bluestone 42. Lt Col Smith (Tony Gardner). Copyright: BBC.

It's the last day on base before the drawdown. Mac and Rocket are determined to steal as many 'souvenirs' as possible, while Towerblock's efforts to help mend Bird's broken family ties cause his wife to jump to alarming conclusions.

Ellen is torn between rigid adherence to rules and desperation to be accepted as 'one of the guys', leading her to set up a questionable competition.

Simon receives some devastating news but focuses himself on their final callout to perform an awesome act of heroism. When the team return they make a terrible discovery.

Broadcast details

Monday 13th April 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
    Writing team
    James Cary Writer
    Richard Hurst Writer
    Nick Doody Writer (Additional Material)
    Mark Evans Writer (Additional Material)
    Emma Nisbet Script Editor
    Pete Sinclair Script Editor
    Carrie Quinlan Writer (Additional Material)
    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


    Unlucky Simon

    Ellen tries to have a heart to heart with Simon.

    Featuring: Laura Aikman (Ellen), Stephen Wight (Simon).

    Dinner reservations

    A table has just opened up for the Colonel in an exclusive restaurant.

    Featuring: Matthew Lewis (Towerblock), Tony Gardner (Lt Col Smith), Katie Lyons (Bird), Keeno Lee Hector (Faruq).


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