On The Field

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20121231 (BBC7)

By Annie Caulfield.

Craig has joined the army to get away from football, but somehow the game has followed him all the way to Basra.

Has he got what it takes to be a hero?

Craig....Daniel Abelson

  • dave....Freddy White

    with mike ingham as himself.

    directed by mary ward-lowery.

    despite joining the army, craig still can't get away from football

  • hamilton....chris new
  • julie....sheila hannon
  • laundry ibrahim....stephan kalipha
  • limping ibrahim....hassan calaph
  • mahmoud....paul chahidi
  • padre....alan coveney
  • sergeant billy....jonjo o'neill

    craig....daniel abelson

    mahmoud....paul chahidi

    limping ibrahim....hassan calaph

    padre....alan coveney

    julie....sheila hannon

    laundry ibrahim....stephan kalipha

    hamilton....chris new

    sergeant billy....jonjo o'neill

    dave....freddy white

    iraq: craig has joined the army to get away from football, but somehow the game has followed him to basra. by annie caulfield

  • 03On Leave20100928

    Annie Caulfield's comedy drama returns with a third episode in the On The Field series.

    Mahmoud the barber has exchanged Basra for Istanbul where his old friend Sergeant - now Captain - Billy has ended up as Miltary Attache.

    After witnessing a traumatic attack on duty in Kabul, squaddies Kev and Damon opt for a bit of escapism.

    Damon fancies himself as a secret agent and is obsessed with James Bond.

    He persuades his mate to join him in visiting Istanbul's famous "From Russia With Love" film locations.

    First stop: Electra King's house.

    But they discover they're not cut out to follow in Bond's footsteps and Billy and Mahmoud have to pick up the pieces when an unofficial trip to the Basilica Cisterns goes spectacularly wrong.

    Billy tries to give the soldiers some worldly wisdom to take back to the front: survival skills more useful than anything they'd learn on the parade ground.

    By turns funny, exciting and poignant, the play gets under the skin of life as a soldier.

    Cast

    Mahmoud....Paul Chahidi

    Billy....Paul Mundell.

    Kev....Carl Prekopp

    Damon....Osi Okerafor

    Yusuf....Sal Osbay

    Inspector Guler....Hakan Silahsiz

    Director: Mary Ward Lowery.

    Annie Caulfield's comedy drama returns as the squaddies take leave in Istanbul.