The lives of a group of soldiers serving in a bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tony Gardner ...  Lieutenant Colonel Smith 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Scott Hoatson Scott Hoatson ...  Rocket 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Jamie Quinn ...  Mac 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Stephen Wight ...  Simon 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Keeno Lee Hector Keeno Lee Hector ...  Faruq 19 episodes, 2013-2015
Katie Lyons ...  Bird 19 episodes, 2013-2015
Oliver Chris ...  Nick 17 episodes, 2013-2015
Kelly Adams ...  Mary 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Matthew Lewis ...  Tower Block 13 episodes, 2013-2015
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The lives of a group of soldiers serving in a bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan

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A bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

5 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bluestone 42 See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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(8 Episodes)

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It's filmed in one location at Groot Drankensburg in Franschoek, South Africa See more »

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The radios used are PRR insecure which is not allowed in Afghanistan all radio transmissions must be on secured radios which have longer antennas. See more »

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The banter is as spot on as you can get.
10 April 2013 | by peter-jfSee all my reviews

The Sunday Times television critic, A A Gill, likened Bluestone 42 with that of a former BBC, military situation comedy programme, It Ain't Half Hot Mum. If A A Gill thinks that Bluestone 42 is almost "like a remake of "Ain't Half Hot Mum, then I would have to say that he is an idiot, the only thing the two programmes have in common is that they are comedies about members of the armed forces.

The casting ensures sufficient eye candy for both sexes, the South African locations are passable as Afghanistan. The comedy realistically highlights the spirit of the armed forces. It does contain "very" strong language but that and the gallows humour is a true representation of likely banter by those in such front line roles. This is a strong comedy drama deserves a much greater following.


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