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"Life on Mars" Episode #1.8 (2006)

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Tony Jordan (co-creator) &
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Original Air Date:
27 February 2006 (Season 1, Episode 8)
Sam's encounter with his father brings back memories and challenges his belief of his purpose for being in 1973. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Alexander 
Writing credits
Tony Jordan (co-creator) &
Ashley Pharoah (co-creator) &
Matthew Graham (co-creator)

Matthew Graham (writer)

Produced by
Jane Featherstone .... executive producer
Matthew Graham .... executive producer
Claire Parker .... producer
Marcus Wilson .... line producer
Original Music by
Edmund Butt 
Cinematography by
Grant Cameron (director of photography) (as Grant Scott Cameron)
Film Editing by
Roy Sharman 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
Production Design by
Brian Sykes 
Art Direction by
Matt Gant  (as Matthew Gant)
Costume Design by
Emma Rosenthal 
Makeup Department
Adele Firth .... makeup artist
Juliet Jackson .... hair designer
Juliet Jackson .... makeup designer
Jessica Taylor .... hair designer
Jessica Taylor .... makeup designer
Emma White .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jessica Rundle .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Barker .... second assistant director
Ellena Harris .... third assistant director
Steve Robinson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Nick Ainsworth .... art department assistant
John Fegan .... dressing props
Neil Glynn .... dressing props
Tom Higgins .... stand-by carpenter
Joe Malone .... props master
Peter Moran .... stand-by props (as Pete Moran)
Neil O'Rourke .... stand-by props
Hugo Slight .... contruction manager
Ian Tully .... production buyer
Katie Tuxford .... stand-by art director (as Katy Tuxford)
Sound Department
Darren Banks .... sound effects editor
Oliver Brierley .... assistant re-recording mixer
Ben Brookes .... boom operator
James Feltham .... re-recording mixer
Anthony Hurst .... assistant sound
Alex Sawyer .... dialogue editor
Nick Steer .... sound recordist
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Rich Crescenti .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Michael Capton .... 3D supervisor (uncredited)
Peter Brayham .... stunt coordinator
Bruce Cain .... stunt performer
George Cottle .... stunt performer
Dean Forster .... stunt performer
Tony Lucken .... stunt coordinator
Gordon Seed .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Beeks-Sanders .... camera operator (as Nick Beek-Sanders)
Jim Bradshaw .... electrician (as Jimmy Bradshaw)
Terry Eden .... best boy
Ron Fleet .... grip
Chris Greenwood .... daily camera loader
Brian Jones .... gaffer
Tony O'Brien .... generator operator
Steve Smith .... focus puller
Kim Tunstall .... clapper loader
Paul Hanning .... b camera first assistant: dailies (uncredited)
Danny Mendieta .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Casting Department
Andy Brierley .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monica Aslanian .... costume supervisor
Becky Davies .... costume assistant
Joanne Evans .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Matthew Cannings .... assistant editor (as Matt Cannings)
Charles Herzfeld .... hd dailies advisor
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist
Anastasia Timeneys .... post-production assistant
John Yorke .... commissioning editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Joseph Cairns .... location manager
Brett Wilson .... location manager
Music Department
Lee Harris .... music advisor (as Blind Beggar)
Lee Harris .... music advisor
Other crew
Thomas Alibone .... floor runner
Tricia Carr .... assistant coordinator
Steve Crimmins .... police advisor
Diane Hart .... production accountant (as Diane Pontefract)
Michael Noble .... production coordinator
Angie Pontefract .... continuity
Matthew Pope .... assistant accountant
Elwen Rowlands .... script editor
Julie Scott .... production executive: BBC
Steve Walker .... assistant continuity
Lucy Patrick Ward .... production office runner
Alison Barnett .... head of production (uncredited)
Michelle Franklin .... assistant: Jane Featherstone (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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A dramatic end to series 1, 26 July 2017
Author: studioAT from United Kingdom

Wow, what a gripping end to the first series of 'Life on Mars'. It just goes to show why this show is so loved even now, and that when cop shows are good they can be very good.

Full of brilliant performances from both regular cast and guests, this has more twists and turns in terms of plot than you'd think possible for a one hour show.

I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Sam's story play out thus far, and look forward to seeing how things develop further in series two.

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