Written by Peter Bowker, Occupation is a powerful drama starring James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham (who you'll recognise from This Is England and Snatch) and Warren Brown that spans the five years after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It follows the lives of these three soldiers and friends, first during the battle for Basra, then as they struggle to adapt to life back home. Failing to adjust to civilian life in Manchester, Danny, Mike and Hibbs are each inspired to return to Basra for his own reasons: one for money, one for love, and one because he passionately believes in the mission to rebuild Iraq. They return to a Basra awash with billions of US dollars, creating a boom time for private military contractors. As the drama charts their interwoven journeys from the invasion to the present day, viewers see how these three friends, united in battle, are torn apart by the aftermath. Continues tomorrow.