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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
16 June 2009 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
United in battle, torn apart by the aftermath.
Plot:
Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Awards:
9 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Definitely good See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 27)

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 ... Mr Hibbs (2 episodes, 2009)
Anna Jaskolka ... Mrs Hibbs (2 episodes, 2009)

Lewis Alsamari ... Yunis (2 episodes, 2009)

Laura Donnelly ... Katy Hibbs (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Beresford ... Richard Swift (2 episodes, 2009)

Khalid Laith ... Abdel Allawi (2 episodes, 2009)

Greg Kelly ... Spike (2 episodes, 2009)
Charlotte Wakefield ... Jess Swift (2 episodes, 2009)

Omar Berdouni ... Ahmed (2 episodes, 2009)
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Series Directed by
Nick Murphy (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Bowker (3 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Karim Abouobayd .... line producer: Morocco (3 episodes, 2009)
Laurie Borg .... producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Lisa McAtackney .... line producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Derek Wax .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
Daniel Pemberton (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Odd (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting by
Sam Jones (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Ashleigh Jeffers (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gillian Devenney (3 episodes, 2009)
Jan Walker (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Maggie Donnelly (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Audrey Doyle .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Jilly Green .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2009)
Laura Pollock .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Denis Rush .... life casting: prosthetic technician (3 episodes, 2009)
Pamela Smyth .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Management
Beewan Athwal .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Damien Glenholmes .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2009)
Christian McWilliams .... production manager (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noureddine Aberdine .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Darren Fee .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Toby Ford .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Mustapha Grumij .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Samantha Ross .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Richard Wilson .... trainee assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Department
Michael Cullen .... props (3 episodes, 2009)
Cole Doherty .... construction manager (3 episodes, 2009)
Heather Greenlees .... set designer (3 episodes, 2009)
Sian Alaw Jones .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2009)
Darren Lyttle .... properties (3 episodes, 2009)
Pat McKane .... properties (3 episodes, 2009)
Neil McNally .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2009)
William Simpson .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Speers .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2009)
Paul Stewart .... property master (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Brahim Ait Belkas .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Mark Appleby .... adr mixer (3 episodes, 2009)
Robert Brazier .... foley mixer (3 episodes, 2009)
Pietro Dalmasso .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Robert Edwards .... adr recordist (3 episodes, 2009)
Danny Finn .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2009)
Sue Harding .... foley artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Simon Kerr .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2009)
Mervyn Moore .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2009)
Ian Wilkinson .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Philip Young .... adr recordist (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Special Effects by
Kevin Draycott .... special effects floor supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Mark Meddings .... special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Donal Neill .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2009)
Melvyn Pearson .... special effects (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Visual Effects by
James Cattell .... digital compositor: Lola (3 episodes, 2009)
Joe Cork .... digital compositor: Lola (3 episodes, 2009)
Garrett Honn .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Michelle Martin .... visual effects producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Max Wright .... digital compositor: Lola (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Stunts
Joe Condren .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2009)
Tony Condren .... stunts (3 episodes, 2009)
Norman Kelly .... stunt double (3 episodes, 2009)
Paul Valentine .... stunts (3 episodes, 2009)
John Sheridan .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Beisan Elias .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 2009)
Andy Gardner .... focus puller camera "b" (3 episodes, 2009)
Tom Gates .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2009)
Glynn Harrison .... grip (3 episodes, 2009)
Steffan Hill .... still photographer (3 episodes, 2009)
Brian Livingstone .... rigging gaffer (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting Department
Saad Fekhari .... casting: Morocco (3 episodes, 2009)
Georgia Simpson .... Northern Ireland Casting Advisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Carla Stronge .... casting: Belfast (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Abderrahim Benkhayi .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Lauren Hanna .... dresser (3 episodes, 2009)
Donna Hughes .... wardrobe supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Edel McCarron .... dresser (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (3 episodes, 2009)
Danielle Palmer .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Location Management
Catherine Geary .... location manager (3 episodes, 2009)
Chris Patterson .... location scout (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Music Department
Jan Holzner .... orchestra recording engineer / score recording engineer (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Transportation Department
Roy McManus .... driver: props truck (3 episodes, 2009)
Pete Newman .... driver: cast: UK reshoots (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
John Adams .... script advisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Ben Arslanian .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2009)
Elhoussaine Baouzine .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2009)
Alison Barnett .... head of production (3 episodes, 2009)
Joanne Bendon .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2009)
Tommy Dunne .... armorer (3 episodes, 2009)
Julie Gardner .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2009)
Robert Gyle .... armorer (3 episodes, 2009)
Marie-Catherine Marchetti .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Paul McAnearney .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Michelle Osborn .... publicist (3 episodes, 2009)
Jolyon Walker .... military advisor (3 episodes, 2009)
 

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Shown on 3 successive evenings on BBC1, 16-18 June 2009.See more »
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7 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Definitely good, 30 June 2009
Author: ed-255

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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