(2013-) is an eight-part comedy drama about a British bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan during Operation Herrick. It is a series about a bunch of soldiers who love being soldiers, and the camaraderie, bonds and banter they share, even though they are risking their lives defusing hidden bombs. The name of the drama refers to the unit callsign.
- Asshole Victim: Colonel Randall Carter, an American CIA field officer that is riding along with them who gets shot after taking off his helmet while the team are dealing with a bomb.
- Backstory of the Day / Compressed Vice: Mary, having been persuaded into a card came, turns out to be not just a Card Sharp but a former Gambling Addict to boot.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Millsy has shades of this. For example, when local pervert Mac steals a photo of Millsy's sister, using a nice bit of Loophole Abuse to justify him hoarding a picture of a 14-year-old, Millsy's first reaction upon getting the picture back is to punch him in the face.
- Brits with Battleships: It is about a group of British Army soldiers.
- Black Comedy: Despite being a comedy, the show does not ignore the fact it is set in a war zone, with an on-screen fatality in the first episode.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The general feel given off by the team. They're effective enough in combat, but are eccentric off it.
- Butt Monkey: Lansley is the butt of everyone's jokes.
- Millsy gets more than his fair share as well
- Christmas Special: Aired during Christmas 2013 following the first series.
- Eagleland: Col. Carter is a Type 2.
- Handsome Lech: Medhurst, although he strenuously denies accusations of being a lothario;
: If I was, I'd be shagging you and
Bird! And Millsy too
probably, he seems like he'd be up for it?!
- Fictional Counterpart: The characters wear patches marked IFAS (instead of ISAF, the International Security Assistance Force).
- I Call It Vera: Corporal Bird is very attached to the team's bomb disposal robot, whom she names Arthur.
- The Lancer: Millsy.
- Matter of Life and Death: Medhurst is not amused when Lansley makes light of having mistaken a plant for a tripwire, after having foolishly stepped off the path. As he rightly points out, if it had been an IED, he could have blown his legs off and taken a huge chunk out of the rest of the team!
- Mood Whiplash: Given the setting, it's not exactly surprising when this turns up, usually in the form of something suddenly going wrong whilst on patrol, such as when Colonel Carter gets shot, or Nick gets blown off his feet by an IED, saved only by the suit he's in the middle of bitching about having to wear.
- Naughty Nuns: Much to the disappointment of the men on the team, Rev (Major) Mary Greenstock isn't. Medhurst doesn't seem to care though.
- Only Sane Man: Millsy frequently comes across as this.
- Platonic Life Partners: Medhurst and Bird. He claims that the key to their strong friendship is due to having removed any possible trace of sexual tension by hooking up during basic training.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: In the second episode, an Afghan Tiger Gecko, aka "The distracting lizard".
- The Reliable One: Bird and Millsy, almost in competition with one another.
- The Squadette: Bird, of the Ladette variety.
- Teach Him Anger: Bird attempts this with Millsy during episode three.
- Those Two Guys: Mac and Rocket.
- Too Dumb to Live: Col. Carter, who is a veteran of Desert Storm and Fallujah takes off his helmet in an active war zone. He promptly gets shot by a Taliban sniper.
- Too Soon: Invoked when one of the team does an mocking impersonation of the annoying Colonel Carter who just got killed.