Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.




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Series cast summary:
 Mike Swift 3 episodes, 2009
 Danny Ferguson 3 episodes, 2009
 Lee Hibbs 3 episodes, 2009
 Erik Lester 3 episodes, 2009
 Aliya Nabil 3 episodes, 2009
 Nicky Swift 3 episodes, 2009
 Errol 'Bruno' Lloyd 3 episodes, 2009
 Dr. Sadiq Alasadi 2 episodes, 2009
Stephen Bent ...
 Mr Hibbs 2 episodes, 2009
Anna Jaskolka ...
 Mrs Hibbs 2 episodes, 2009
 Katy Hibbs 2 episodes, 2009
Adam Beresford ...
 Richard Swift 2 episodes, 2009
 Abdel Allawi 2 episodes, 2009
Charlotte Wakefield ...
 Jess Swift 2 episodes, 2009


Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.

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United in battle, torn apart by the aftermath.


Drama | War


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16 June 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die Besatzer  »

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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 »


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

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Hooked me in and then never let go
23 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I missed this when shown on TV but caught up with it on demand. I only intended to watch the 1st episode tonight, but I am writing this having sat captivated for all 3 episodes. This is by far the best drama I have seen in years. The story of these 3 men is compelling and powerfully written. The acting is without fault, especially the three lead roles. You really get to understand these people and the journey they go through. If you ever get the chance to watch this drama series do so and very well done the BBC for getting this made. I challenge anyone to watch the whole series and not be challenged about what they believe about the impact on war on the soldiers serving and in particular the implications of the war in Iraq on that country and it's people.

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