After just lately studying that Life on Mars, one of many nice British sequence proper up there The prisoner (IMHO) premiered on 9 January 2006, I reminded myself concerning the greatness of the sequence starring Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt and John Simm as DI Sam Tyler. Primarily set within the 70s, the sequence facilities round Tyler, a police officer serving with Larger Manchester Police who, after being hit by a automobile in 2006, finds himself trapped on the planet of 1973 working for the predecessor of GMP, Manchester and Salford Police, on the similar station and site as he did in 2006.
Life on Mars ran for simply two seasons after which morphed into the 80s sequel, Ashes to ashes, starring Keeley Hawes (Keeper) as Alex Drake who, sadly, steps in entrance of a bullet simply as Sam Tyler encounters a dashing automobile that transports him again to 1981 and the world of DCI Gene Hunt.
Whereas LOM alumni, DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister), DS Ray Carling (Dean Andrews) and DC Chris Skelton (Marshall Lancaster) make the transition to the 80s sequel, full with unhealthy garments and even worse music than their 70s predecessors, Hunt’s Ford Cortina was not so fortunate giving option to an Audi Quattro Ashes to ashes.
Ford Cortina – Life on Mars (1973)
Audi Quattro – Ashes to ashes (1981)
Whereas admitting that nobody has talked about a attainable resurrection, John Simm has give you a state of affairs at one level that actually appears believable although Ashes to ashes put a bow on the whole Gene Hunt mythology. If sequence co-creator/author Ashley Pharoah thinks about placing pen to paper within the close to future, Simm has them found out. “I feel there have been three years between Life on Mars and [follow-up series] Ashes to Ashes that we are able to mine,” he mentioned. “And, after all, it is about time journey, so you may get away with something in time journey.”
In case you are questioning, I am completely listening Life on Mars completed Ashes to ashes not simply due to a desire of the Cortina over the Quattro. It is concerning the music of the 70s versus the 80s.
A bit of trivia for Life on Mars followers there. Sequence co-creator Sam Tyler named Matthew Graham’s son after Billie Piper’s companion character within the Who’s the physician?, Rose Tyler. Armed with that little bit of information, you are positive to be a success on the subsequent pub gathering…
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