The lives of a group of soldiers serving in a bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tony Gardner ...  Lieutenant Colonel Smith 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Scott Hoatson Scott Hoatson ...  Rocket 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Jamie Quinn ...  Mac 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Stephen Wight ...  Simon 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Keeno Lee Hector Keeno Lee Hector ...  Faruq 19 episodes, 2013-2015
Katie Lyons ...  Bird 19 episodes, 2013-2015
Oliver Chris ...  Nick 17 episodes, 2013-2015
Kelly Adams ...  Mary 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Matthew Lewis ...  Tower Block 13 episodes, 2013-2015
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The lives of a group of soldiers serving in a bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan

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A bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan

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UK

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English

Release Date:

5 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Песчаник 42 See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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(8 Episodes)

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It's filmed in one location at Groot Drankensburg in Franschoek, South Africa See more »

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The radios used are PRR insecure which is not allowed in Afghanistan all radio transmissions must be on secured radios which have longer antennas. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.62 (2014) See more »

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Classically good comedy in an unlikely setting
18 March 2015 | by mike-27565See all my reviews

I stumbled across this early in series 1 while late-night channel hopping and rapidly grew to love it, other members of the family have accumulated along the way and it's now (early series 3) become required viewing. The sharply observed writing careers recklessly across the full range of comedy styles while a solid cast of identifiable characters bicker and connive their way through a lethal tour in some miserable outpost. The unsentimental approach leaves you with a strong suspicion that any member of the cast might be explosively written out at any time (probably in a blackly hilarious way), giving it a tension the likes of MASH and Dads Army would never have aspired to (although the description of this as "Dads Army for our time" is spot on).

For my money series 3 has faltered a little at the start, hopefully it will find its footing again and maintain the standards of the first two.


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