Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
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 Mike Swift (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Danny Ferguson (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Lee Hibbs (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Erik Lester (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Aliya Nabil (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Nicky Swift (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Errol 'Bruno' Lloyd (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Dr. Sadiq Alasadi (2 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Bent ...
 Mr Hibbs (2 episodes, 2009)
Anna Jaskolka ...
 Mrs Hibbs (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Yunis (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Katy Hibbs (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Beresford ...
 Richard Swift (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Abdel Allawi (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Spike (2 episodes, 2009)
Charlotte Wakefield ...
 Jess Swift (2 episodes, 2009)
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 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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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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Definitely good
30 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Well made and quite gripping.

However, I thought it was totally unconvincing that Danny and Lester were capable of running a successful military contractor company. Danny was completely unstable and had no aptitude for business or level-headedness.

So Lester must have done all the organizing and thinking, though we never saw any of that take place. But why in the world would Lester trust Danny and think he was a suitable business partner?

Another thing that seemed unlikely: the Americans and Iraqis were easily able to understand the British characters' strong accents (Northern Ireland, Manchester, and Newcastle?). I had plenty of difficulty understanding what they were saying, and I'm British and sitting comfortably at home, and sometimes even rewinding it or switching the volume up.


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