When DI Alex Drake is shot and lands in 1981, she comes face-to-face with DCI Gene Hunt, the relic of old-fashioned policing she read about in Sam Tyler's reports. Alex thinks she is in a coma and needs Hunt's help to go after Layton, the man who shot her in 2008. She is confident she knows the rules of the game, but with no contact from the outside world Alex has to contend with a terrifying possibility. Written by
Did You Know?
The Pierrot clown which haunts DI Drake is very reminiscent of the clown David Bowie
dresses as in the "Ashes to Ashes" music video, where the series gets its title from. See more
In one of the wide shots in the storeroom, on a shelf to the left of shot we see a Commodore 1530 Datassette deck, this is of the later Commodore 64c era design dating it to around 1986/87. See more
DI Alex Drake
What's so special about you, Gene? When good coppers go under why do you appear?
DCI Gene Hunt
It's my aftershave and stop wiggling your bloody fingers everytime you say my name!
Written by Midge Ure
, Chris Cross
, Warren Cann
and Billy Currie
Performed by Ultravox See more