Occupation (2009– )

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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)
 Yunis (2 episodes, 2009)
 Katy Hibbs (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Beresford ...
 Richard Swift (2 episodes, 2009)
 Abdel Allawi (2 episodes, 2009)
 Spike (2 episodes, 2009)
Charlotte Wakefield ...
 Jess Swift (2 episodes, 2009)
 Ahmed (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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Shown on 3 successive evenings on BBC1, 16-18 June 2009. See more »

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BBC at its finest
19 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This three-part war drama is definitely the best thing to come out of the BBC in years. Superb writing from Peter Bowker is what really drives it home. An incredibly powerful and original story, combined with Nick Murphy's clever yet subtle direction are a perfect combination.

Then there's the acting - perfectly executed. A great performance from James Nesbitt (as always) as well as Stephen Graham and Warren Brown, who deserves a special mention for some particularly emotional scenes - his agent's phone is going to be ringing off the hook now! The story seamlessly skips in time, often showing 'Three months later' etc. When this happens so often in shows, people can become confused and lose connection with story and characters. In OCCUPATION however, this is not the case. Rather than throwing layers of exposition and lesser moments at the audience, the story remains fast-paced throughout. At no point do you feel cheated in what you see, as the audience is given the freedom to resolve certain story elements for themselves.

It's a must-see for everyone (war fan or not). Packed with great characterisation, strong storytelling and powerful emotion, OCCUPATION is a landmark in British television. Hopefully there will be many more dramas like it in the coming years.

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