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Ashes to Ashes 

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DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum.
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2010   2009   2008  
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Series cast summary:
Philip Glenister ...  Gene Hunt 24 episodes, 2008-2010
Keeley Hawes ...  Alex Drake 24 episodes, 2008-2010
Dean Andrews ...  Ray Carling / ... 24 episodes, 2008-2010
Marshall Lancaster ...  Chris Skelton 24 episodes, 2008-2010
Montserrat Lombard ...  Shaz Granger 24 episodes, 2008-2010
Joseph Long ...  Luigi 23 episodes, 2008-2010
Geff Francis ...  Viv James 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Grace Vance Grace Vance ...  Molly Drake 17 episodes, 2008-2010
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DCI Gene Hunt is back, but he's no longer the self-styled "Sheriff of Manchester." Flanked by his faithful sidekicks, Ray Carling and Chris Skelton, and drawn by the action and intrigue of the London Met, Gene's turned his attentions to taking on the "southern nancy" criminal scum. However, Gene did not expect to be thrown together with a sexy, intelligent DI Alex Drake. Single mother to daughter Molly, Alex has rapidly risen through the ranks of the Met and, in the modern world of 2008, skillfully uses psychological profiling to capture suspects. When Alex and her daughter are kidnapped, she makes a daring attempt at escape, resulting in a horrific incident. Alex suddenly finds herself in 1981, interacting with familiar characters, not just from her own lifetime, but also from the detailed reports logged by none other than Sam Tyler, which Alex previously spent months poring over. Alex is ripped from her current world of sexual equality and respect in 2008, and finds herself opposite... Written by Ian Wylie

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The 80's are back and it's criminal.


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Ashes to Ashes is a British television drama series, which serves as a sequel to the 2006 series Life on Mars (2006). See more »

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There are many cars out of place during the course of the series, including a 90's era Peugeot 205, and late model Mercedes. Many of the stock cars are repeated throughout the show including a red Vauxhall Cavalier. See more »

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13 June 2012 | by Sulla-2See all my reviews

I admit to really enjoying both programmes and I think that some fans of Life on Mars are being a bit silly.

I never really liked Ray in Life on Mars as I found him too officious. He mellows wonderfully in Ashes to Ashes.

I confess to being a big fan of Keely Hawes so I was always going to love Alex Drake. It's a wonderful cast and a most satisfactory ending which answers all questions.

We now also now why it's set in the 70's and 80's. It follows Gene Hunt as he ages. He was a young PC in 1953 and a DCI in the 70's and 80's I guess that's he now a very old Superintendent.


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BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

7 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK

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(24 episodes)

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Stereo (seasons 1-2)| Dolby Digital (season 3)

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Color

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16:9
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