Simon Neary is a gangster Gene has wanted to nail for years. When the team discovers that his latest deal is to obtain guns, the case takes on another imperative for Alex. Is stopping the ... See full summary »

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Ray Carling
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Chris Skelton
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Shaz Granger
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Caroline Price
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Evan White (credit only)
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Marcus Johnstone
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Simon Neary is a gangster Gene has wanted to nail for years. When the team discovers that his latest deal is to obtain guns, the case takes on another imperative for Alex. Is stopping the guns a way to stop herself getting shot in 2008? Gene is shocked by how far Alex is prepared to go, including trying to persuade Neary's young boyfriend to turn informant. Would she put a civilian at risk? Written by Mark Greig

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Russell Tovey appears in this episode as a gay young man in love with a gangster. As he is about to set his lover up, Russell walks towards him singing "Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye, cheerio here I go on my way" under his breath. Russell played Rudge from The History Boys (2006), which has Russell and the other boys singing this song at several times. See more »

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The calendar in Alex's flat suggests that the events take place on and about 12 August 1981. One of the songs played in the club scene is "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League. This track was on the album Dare, which wasn't released until 20 October 1981. Originally considered by the band to be a "filler" track, it wasn't released as a single until 5 December 1981. See more »

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DI Alex Drake: Can we concentrate please on the crimes he commits and not whose cock he sucks.
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I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper
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Written by Jeff Calvert and Geraint Hughes
Performed by Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip
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Another good episode
27 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is another good episode of 'Ashes to Ashes', a decent show in its own right, while perhaps not currently as strong as 'Life on Mars' which it was spun off from.

There were some lovely tender scenes between Keeley Hawes and Russell Tovey, and these were actually my favourite moments, though there were some great comedy moments from Gene and co too.

This is an episode that touches on some important themes.


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