Occupation - BBC Drama About Soldiers and Iraq

#1
The advert for it makes the drama sound crap.


DRAMA: Occupation
On: BBC 1 North (101)
Date: Tuesday 16th June 2009 (starting in 8 days)
Time: 21:00 to 22:00 (1 hour long)

Drama series. During the British invasion of Iraq in April 2003, three soldiers from the same unit come under cross-fire in a Basra flat. While there, an explosion has huge consequences for an Iraqi girl, and will radically shape the lives of Danny, Mike and Hibbs over the coming years. Failing to adjust to civilian life in Manchester, each man is inspired to return to Basra; one for money, one for love, and one because he passionately believes in the mission to rebuild Iraq.
(New, Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described)

Director: Nick Murphy
Starring: James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham, Warren Brown, Lubna Azabal, Nonso Anozie, Monica Dolan

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#3
Ah I saw Jimmy Nessbit was in it and assumed it was another one of his Northern Ireland political Dramas
 
#6
It'll be one cliche after another, with one "salt of the earth"-type played by Nesbitt, a psychotic, a couple of "tally ho" officers, a coward, a suicidal, all the usual bo11ocks.
 
#8
I don't normally watch Army or medical dramas but I saw a preview on the Beeb and got the impression that Jimmy Nesbitt plays a possible PTSD sufferer, may have got hold of the whole wrong end of the stick but will give it a chance and at least watch the first episode.
 

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#10
How about watching it first before condemning it? Or is that too much of a concept to be taken on :(
 

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#11
Its worrying that stuff like this exposes a lot of buried ghosts!
 
#13
Innacurate and anti Army, why oh why does the BCC continue to produce such garbage. they could do far better with real documentary programs like SKY made on Afghanistan.
 

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#14
Biscuits_AB said:
Auld-Yin said:
How about watching it first before condemning it? Or is that too much of a concept to be taken on :(
You said that like you were sober.
Is that a feeling you are unfamiliar with? Do you want the address of your local APU?

You really have been trying very hard over the past few days to show what a tw@t you are. Just take a step back from the keyboard, have a few deep breaths and start posting again as a normal person.

Regards

A-Y
 
#15
The psycho one probably gets genetically engineered as an unstoppable killing machine who guns down civilians by the thousands and eats Iraqi childrens hearts in order to gain immortality, and Sadam's ghost is featured as the PTSD-sufferers crime fighting sidekick.
 
#16
The-Goose said:
Innacurate and anti Army, why oh why does the BCC continue to produce such garbage. they could do far better with real documentary programs like SKY made on Afghanistan.
Have you seen it or is this post inaccurate and anti BBC. Why oh why do ARRSERS continue to rubbish a programme just because it's made by the BBC? They could do far better to follow Auld-Yin's advice and actually watch it first.
 

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#17
Flashman07 said:
The psycho one probably gets genetically engineered as an unstoppable killing machine who guns down civilians by the thousands and eats Iraqi childrens hearts in order to gain immortality, and Sadam's ghost is featured as the PTSD-sufferers crime fighting sidekick.
Is that a new job description? :oops:
 
#18
ugly said:
Flashman07 said:
The psycho one probably gets genetically engineered as an unstoppable killing machine who guns down civilians by the thousands and eats Iraqi childrens hearts in order to gain immortality, and Sadam's ghost is featured as the PTSD-sufferers crime fighting sidekick.
Is that a new job description? :oops:
Yes have you not heard? The under-water knife fighting course has been replaced with genetic modification course and 'How to Summon Satan to aid in FIBUA'
 
#19
Flashman07 said:
ugly said:
Flashman07 said:
The psycho one probably gets genetically engineered as an unstoppable killing machine who guns down civilians by the thousands and eats Iraqi childrens hearts in order to gain immortality, and Sadam's ghost is featured as the PTSD-sufferers crime fighting sidekick.
Is that a new job description? :oops:
Yes have you not heard? The under-water knife fighting course has been replaced with genetic modification course and 'How to Summon Satan to aid in FIBUA'
:rofl: :salut: :lol:
 

the_boy_syrup

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#20
Lets hope one of them becomes a wife beating alcoholic (if he's Scottish even better) I'd hate for stereo types to be broken
 

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