Life on Mars (2006–2007)
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Episode #1.1 

A DCI from 2006 wakes from a car crash in 1973 and must figure out how he got there in order to get back and save his girlfriend.

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Cast

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Tony Marshall ...
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Henry Cox ...
Young Lad
Caroline Harding ...
Raimes' Lawyer
Parvez Qadir ...
Raimes' Psychiatrist
Orla Cottingham ...
Raimes' Social Worker
Tom Charnock ...
Police Officer
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Neil
Richard Sinnott ...
TV Presenter
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Storyline

A DCI from 2006 wakes from a car crash in 1973 and must figure out how he got there in order to get back and save his girlfriend.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

24 July 2006 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Philip Glenister said that he based the character of Gene Hunt on the soccer manager Brian Clough.. See more »

Goofs

When Sam's iPod is playing "Life on Mars" the time shown on the display is inconsistent with the section of the track that can be heard. See more »

Quotes

[Annie complies with Sam's request to hit him by punching him in the kidneys]
Sam Tyler: Ow! Shit!
WPC Annie Cartwright: I'm sorry, sir.
Gene: Aye aye, good girl, prostate probe and no jelly!
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Rat Rat Blue
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Written by Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice and Jon Lord and Roger Glover
Performed by Deep Purple
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Back to the 70's
13 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Managing to both doth the cap to 70's cop shows of old while also being modern enough to bring in today's audiences this first episode of 'Life on Mars' has an awful lot to do, and manages to do it all effortlessly.

We really feel for Sam Tyler and his plight, while also completely loving Gene Hunt, despite the fact he's a homophobic lout, and a lot of this is down to the portrayals given by the actors.

A good show and a great start.


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