Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
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Series cast summary:
James Nesbitt ...  Mike Swift 3 episodes, 2009
Stephen Graham ...  Danny Ferguson 3 episodes, 2009
Warren Brown ...  Lee Hibbs 3 episodes, 2009
Nonso Anozie ...  Erik Lester 3 episodes, 2009
Lubna Azabal ...  Aliya Nabil 3 episodes, 2009
Monica Dolan ...  Nicky Swift 3 episodes, 2009
Emmanuel Ighodaro ...  Errol 'Bruno' Lloyd 3 episodes, 2009
Igal Naor ...  Dr. Sadiq Alasadi 2 episodes, 2009
Stephen Bent Stephen Bent ...  Mr Hibbs 2 episodes, 2009
Anna Jaskolka Anna Jaskolka ...  Mrs Hibbs 2 episodes, 2009
Lewis Alsamari Lewis Alsamari ...  Yunis 2 episodes, 2009
Laura Donnelly ...  Katy Hibbs 2 episodes, 2009
Adam Beresford Adam Beresford ...  Richard Swift 2 episodes, 2009
Khalid Laith ...  Abdel Allawi 2 episodes, 2009
Greg Kelly ...  Spike 2 episodes, 2009
Charlotte Wakefield Charlotte Wakefield ...  Jess Swift 2 episodes, 2009
Omar Berdouni ...  Ahmed 2 episodes, 2009
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Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.

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United in battle, torn apart by the aftermath.

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Drama | War

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16 June 2009 (UK) See more »

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Die Besatzer See more »

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Morocco See more »

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The journalist in the first episode, who asks if little girl Maysa's injury was caused by British troops, was played by the director, Nick Murphy. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.40 (2009) See more »

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Dramatic, emotional and brilliant
7 June 2015 | by hel-89345See all my reviews

I have only recently watched Occupation, despite the fact that it came out in 2009, and I was pleasantly surprised. The drama certainly enthrals you from the first episode and is fast moving so it is almost impossible to be bored. The three main characters were played by James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham and Warren Brown. I thought that the performances from Brown and particularly Graham were brilliant and clearly showed the emotional strain on their characters but also how they coped with it so differently. On the other hand, I felt that the performance from Nesbitt was a little wooden. In fact, Nesbitt was completely eclipsed particularly in scenes played opposite Monica Dolan (his wife) who delivered a brilliantly heart-rending performance throughout. I would definitely recommend anyone to watch this but be prepared for some pretty emotional scenes.


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