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"Occupation" Episode #1.2 (2009)

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17 June 2009 (Season 1, Episode 2)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

James Nesbitt ... Mike Swift

Stephen Graham ... Danny Ferguson

Warren Brown ... Lee Hibbs

Nonso Anozie ... Erik Lester

Lubna Azabal ... Aliya Nabil

Igal Naor ... Dr. Sadiq Alasadi

Lewis Alsamari ... Yunis

Monica Dolan ... Nicky Swift
Stephen Bent ... Mr Hibbs
Anna Jaskolka ... Mrs Hibbs

Laura Donnelly ... Katy Hibbs

Emmanuel Ighodaro ... Errol 'Bruno' Lloyd
Charlotte Wakefield ... Jess Swift
Adam Beresford ... Richard Swift

Khalid Laith ... Abdel Allawi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colin Ash ... Clubber

Omar Berdouni ... Ahmed (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Nick Murphy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Bowker  written by

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

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Drives the story into action more, while still showing new developments in the characters, 13 January 2010
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

With the main characters being established in the first part, the second part concentrates more on making the story more dramatic, while adding new dimensions to the old characters. Mike (James Nesbitt) has returned to Basra to search for Aliyah (Lubna Azabel) the Iraqi doctor he has fallen in love with. But he's also being leaned on by Danny (Stephen Graham) and his business partner, the American marine who helped them out in April 2003, Erik Lester (Nonso Anozie), to put in a good word for them to help them oversee the reconstruction of the hospital as well as provide protection for the Iraqi people. Meanwhile, Hibbs (Warren Brown) finds nothing worthwhile keeping him at home, and joins his old friend in the private security world, only for a terrible tragedy to force him to return home, where he is tipped over the edge on July 7th. While Mike battles to save his marriage and Danny struggles with his conscience, everything builds up for a dramatic conclusion on Hibbs's return to Basra.

As the tension builds up, so the performances have to match the pace, and Peter Bowker keeps the pace going with the second instalment of Occupation. Nesbitt keeps the lead role going with gusto, as a man struggling to manage traumas at home and overseas, but the real stand out again is Graham, as the increasingly intense and irritable Danny whose financial seduction has taken over his judgement. You could almost see this happening in real life in this situation, as the chaos and injustice runs riot and no-one is really answerable to anyone. Hidden depths and new layers also emerge from Brown, as a young man who returns home a very different person from the boy who went to fight in war. With the stakes raised and the characters less two dimensional, the stage is set for the final part which promises fireworks. ****

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