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

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Песчаник 42 See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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(8 Episodes)

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

Goofs

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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Priceless Hidden Gem ( Dads Army 2013!)
28 July 2013 | by journalist1See all my reviews

After the endless grey and dreary BBC content along comes two great shows in a row; Luther and Bluestone 42. Fast, funny and dynamic, the show's recipe of gallows humour mixed with full on combat and a touch of compassionate insight surprises and challenges the viewer's insight into modern warfare as perceived by the British.

I cannot praise the series enough, Bluestone 42 is Dads Army for the 21st century.

If I was honest the only flaw is the little Scots guy, none of us can understand him and he doesn't seem to gel with the rest of the cast.

Particular praise goes to the captain, padre, corporal Mills and corporal Lynda Bird. Supported by colonel Carter and Faruq.


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