Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 09, 2006
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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Life on Mars (UK)

After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, a world ruled by local gangsters and football yobs. A world where there's still black and white television sets, and where sexism against women is still socially acceptable. Sam quickly realises that something is wrong, and is determined to get home, but things are never that easy.

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02x08 Untitled Aired: Apr. 10, 2007

- Sam questions the ethics used by the rest of the team. He talks to Morgan and what he learns turns his whole life upside down. It …

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The show had 2 seasons and 16 episodes air between 2006 and 2007.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • The character name Superintendent Frank Morgan in later episodes of Season 2 was a tribute to 1970s police series The Sweeney (UK) in which Superintendent Frank Haskins was played by actor
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    The character name Superintendent Frank Morgan in later episodes of Season 2 was a tribute to 1970s police series The Sweeney (UK) in which Superintendent Frank Haskins was played by actor Garfield Morgan. Also, Frank Morgan was the actor who played the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz.
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  • Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, the writers of Life on Mars, took the original script to the BBC who initially rejected it. Then it nearly got made by Channel Four. By the time the BBC…
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    Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, the writers of Life on Mars, took the original script to the BBC who initially rejected it. Then it nearly got made by Channel Four. By the time the BBC made it, the show had taken 8 years to reach the screen.
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  • Sam is given messages by the girl off Test Card F, who comes out of the television with her clown doll. At the end of the series, she can also be seen running down the street and switching…
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    Sam is given messages by the girl off Test Card F, who comes out of the television with her clown doll. At the end of the series, she can also be seen running down the street and switching off the television from the inside. ("Ashes to Ashes" also refers to her with the clown motif.) The real life Test Card girl, Carole Hersee is estimated to have been on British television for 70,000 hours, equivalent to nearly eight years, and so is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for the longest television appearance in history.
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