Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
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Series cast summary:
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 Stephen Bent ...  Mr Hibbs 2 episodes, 2009
Anna Jaskolka Anna Jaskolka ...  Mrs Hibbs 2 episodes, 2009
Lewis Alsamari ...  Yunis 2 episodes, 2009
Laura Donnelly ...  Katy Hibbs 2 episodes, 2009
Adam Beresford 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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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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wish the BBC could make something as good as this.
2 January 2010 | by samring12See all my reviews

OK i'm currently looking at this series as part of an assignment I'm doing and frankly every comment made on this site has been amazingly helpful and insightful.

what i find most bankable about this whole series is that every comment made on here seems to be completely devoid of any suggestion that the series has an ulterior political motive, or that this is just a piece of propaganda. whats more it doesn't seem to have a set view on the war in Iraq, or the whether the world should have ever got involved in it.

so as this can only be described at the best as entertainment i have to call it outstanding entertainment as it doesn't rely on anything but its story to captivate its audience. i read earlier comments from people who think that a lot of it is very OTT or over blown Hollywood crap, and that in an effort to make the series seem more realistic they have in fact madeit boring.

the sense of realism for me doesn't come from the series set pieces it comes from it's characters. i feel fully able to engage with the characters on screen and do not feel uncomfortable, or at any time bored with what i'm seeing. this is because i feel that the series has managed to completely capture the realism of the war through the representation of the marines on screen.

this series was not done to just provide entertainment or to influence anyones opinion. it was made to pay tribute to those men who fought then and are fighting now, and the only way that that was ever going to be possible was if the series stayed true to its source material, and true to reality and in my opinion i think it has raised the bar and set new grounds for film and television making.


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16 June 2009 (UK) See more »

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