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.

Director:

Bharat Nalluri

Writers:

Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan (creator) (co-writer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Simm ... Sam Tyler
Philip Glenister ... Gene Hunt
Liz White ... Annie Cartwright
Dean Andrews ... Ray Carling
Marshall Lancaster ... Chris Skelton
Tony Marshall Tony Marshall ... Nelson
Archie Panjabi ... Maya Roy
Sam Hazeldine ... Colin Raimes
Henry Cox Henry Cox ... Young Lad
Caroline Harding Caroline Harding ... Raimes' Lawyer
Parvez Qadir Parvez Qadir ... Raimes' Psychiatrist
Orla Cottingham Orla Cottingham ... Raimes' Social Worker
Tom Charnock Tom Charnock ... Police Officer
Christopher Harper ... Neil
Richard Sinnott 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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(international cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Toward the end of the first episode, Stockport Pyramid is clearly visible whilst Sam in on the roof with Anne. The Pyramid was not completed until 1992 See more »

Quotes

Chris Skelton: Someone needs to take a look at you boss, you're as white as a ginger bird's arse!
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Alternate Versions

Much of the music originally featured in this episode was changed for the DVD release. "Stairway to the Stars" by Blue Oyster Cult was replaced with "Feel Too Good" by the Move. "I'm So Free" by Lou Reed was replaced with "Is There Something" by Roxy Music. "Rat Back Blue" by Deep Purple was replaced with "Easy Living" by Uriah Heep, and "Fireball" by Deep Purple was replaced with "Look at Yourself" by Uriah Heep. See more »

Connections

References The Clangers (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Stairway To The Stars
(uncredited)
Written by Albert Bouchard and Donald Roeser and Richard Meltzer
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
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Back to the 70's
13 July 2017 | by studioATSee 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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