Maimed Iraqi children, have-a-go mercenaries and soldiers’ families being torn apart. The latest BBC series, Occupation, promises to show the reality of the presence of UK and US troops.

This is the UK version of David Russell’s Three Kings with James Nesbitt taking a more serious line than George Clooney. It also echos Paul Haggis’s In the Valley of Elah but with the feeling of a BBC adaptation.

Nesbitt marched against the war in Iraq and remains opposed to the US and remains an opponent of the war. His acting alone makes the first episode required viewing.

Watch it HERE.