Life on Mars (2006–2007)
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Episode #2.6 

Sam hears the voice of his girlfriend Maya (Archie Panjabi) from 2006, asking him to let her go. At the same time, an investigation of the burgeoning Manchester heroin trade leads him to ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Gunn

Writers:

Guy Jenkin, 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
Archie Panjabi ... Maya Roy
Alex Reid ... Layla Dylan
Tim Plester ... Rocket
Phaldut Sharma ... Ravi Gandhi (as Paul Sharma)
Ian Puleston-Davies ... Toolbox Terry (as Ian Puleston-Davis)
Lorraine Cheshire Lorraine Cheshire ... Big Bird
Paul Oldham Paul Oldham ... Skinhead
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Storyline

Sam hears the voice of his girlfriend Maya (Archie Panjabi) from 2006, asking him to let her go. At the same time, an investigation of the burgeoning Manchester heroin trade leads him to meet an unexpected acquaintance from his twenty first century life. Written by Azure_Girl

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reference to liberace | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2007 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Rocket is named after someone John Simm knew as a student, this is also why you hear Elton John's Rocket Man song throughout the episode. See more »

Goofs

The positioning of the vinyl albums arranged on display around the room when Sam calls in on Layla. See more »

Quotes

Gene: Now. Yesterday's shooting. The dealers are all so scared we're more likely to get Helen Keller to talk. The Paki in a coma's about as lively as Liberace's dick when he's looking at a naked woman, all in all this investigation's going at the speed of a spastic in a magnet factory.
Sam Tyler: [Sam Tyler, aghast, drops the radio he is holding]
Gene: What?
Sam Tyler: Think you might have missed out the Jews.
Gene: What?
Sam Tyler: I think we need to explore whether this attempted murder was a hate crime.
Gene: What as opposed to one of those ...
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Alternate Versions

BBC America has frequently edited the the series for time, content, and licensing reasons. The version of episode 2.6 shown by BBC America notably removes all instances of Elton John's song "Rocket Man" being played or spoken about, but the song figures prominently in the uncut version of the episode. See more »

Soundtracks

Rocket Man
(uncredited)
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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