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Sunday, July 19, 2009


(Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt and Keeley Hawes as DI Alex Drake)

Sequel to the critically acclaimed and phenomenally popular Life on Mars for BBCE.

Ashes To Ashes can be seen on Thursdays at 20h30 on BBC Entertainment (channel 120 on DStv)

Same crimes, different times…

Swapping his Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro, DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) rolls up his sleeves and embraces the 80s in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and phenomenally popular Life on Mars.

Set in 1981, everyone's favourite politically-incorrect cop, flanked by his faithful sidekicks Ray Carling (Dean Andrews) and Chris Skelton (Marshall Lancaster), turns his attentions to taking on the 'southern nancy' criminal scum in London. But he doesn’t reckon on meeting DCI Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes), who is battling with her own sense of dislocation. Ripped from the modern world of sexual equality and respect, she finds herself faced with the boorish Gene in a two-tone, New Romantic, 80s London with a soundtrack of Adam Ant, Roxy Music and The Human League ringing in her ears.

Where is Alex really from - and what does she have to do with Sam Tyler? Frustrated by each other's stubbornness, the friction between Alex and Gene steadily increases. However, as the two titans collide, it becomes apparent there is more than just a professional tension emerging…