Life on Mars (2006–2007)
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Manchester is beset with bomb threats that Gene readily pins on the IRA, but Sam's knowledge of history makes him doubt Gene's assertion. However, messages from 2006 and a grave mistake in ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Clark

Writers:

Julie Rutterford, Matthew Graham (creator) (co-writer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
John Simm ... Sam Tyler
Philip Glenister ... Gene Hunt
Liz White ... Annie Cartwright
Dean Andrews ... Ray Carling
Marshall Lancaster ... Chris Skelton
Noreen Kershaw Noreen Kershaw ... Phyllis Dobbs
Tony Marshall Tony Marshall ... Nelson
Brendan Mackey ... Patrick O'Brien
Peter Wight ... Frank Miller
Beatrice Kelley Beatrice Kelley ... Landlady
Harriet Rogers Harriet Rogers ... Test Card Girl
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Storyline

Manchester is beset with bomb threats that Gene readily pins on the IRA, but Sam's knowledge of history makes him doubt Gene's assertion. However, messages from 2006 and a grave mistake in 1973 are giving Sam reason to question his own judgment. Written by Azure_Girl

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2007 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The line "Did you say bomb or bum?" was an ad-lib by Marshall Lancaster. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis Dobbs: Get back! Back! You lot don't calm down, I'll make you all strip, and you can stand there with your knackers out. I could do with a laugh!
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Connections

Featured in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

When the City Sleeps
Performed by Barclay James Harvest
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Not the best, not the worst episode
2 August 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

While not one of the best ever episodes of 'Life on Mars' as ever there is still a lot to like here, from the sheer brilliance of Gene Hunt, to the slow unravelling of Sam Tyler.

I thought the plot was a bit dragged out though, and there was an element that we'd done this sort of thing better in other episodes, but I can't fault the performances from all involved, and acknowledge that in all TV shows there are inevitably weaker episodes.

This was still good fun in places.


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