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February 6, 2008

Ashes to Ashes

For a while, I thought that Life On Mars was going to turn into real Science Fiction, but despite the entertaining triple bluff ending, it didn't really. And now all semblance of internal consistency is (probably) being thrown out the window by making a sequel, which is exactly the same as Life On Mars, but set in 1981.


It's 1981 and DCI Gene Hunt is back and he's swapped his Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro, but is the 'The Manc Lion' we met in Life on Mars turning soft?

BBC - Drama - Ashes to Ashes


And if you're wondering why it's called Ashes To Ashes, in 1981 England won The Ashes in a 3-1 series victory over Australia. That's cricket.


Nothing to do with it being another Bowie lyric then? I presume you're joking. I guess that't the last time we won them before 2005.