Alex thinks she's close to death and has to keep her brain alive by solving the case: a raid at a Post Office. Gene believes the culprit is Chas Cale, a blagger he crossed swords with years ago. When Chas claims he's too ill and too old, Gene reflects on whether he too is over the hill. For once, Alex needs Gene to be strong for her. She fears she can't solve the case alone and is desperate not to die in 1981.
Did You Know?
Chris (Marshall Lancaster
) is seen reading Smash Hits, (1978-2006) a popular music magazine published fortnightly which is principally remembered for publishing lyrics from current music releases in the eighties. See more
The calendar in Alex's flat shows that the episode was set on and around 22 September 81. The final featured music track, which also plays over the credits, is "Ghosts" by Japan. The track was from the album Tin Drum, which was not released until 28 November 1981. "Ghosts" was released as a single the following year. See more
Gene Hunt, my lovely wife Joan.
You must have made an impression, Mr Hunt. He never usually remembers names.
Well it's easy. In fact it rhymes with my favourite word. We used to call him Hunt the...
Yes thankyou Chas.
References Taxi Driver
Same Old Scene
Written by Bryan Ferry
Performed by Roxy Music See more