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British Mystery: Ashes to Ashes

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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
Years: 2008-2010
Broadcaster: BBC
Written by: Matthew Graham, Ashley Pharoah,
Julie Rutterford, Mark Greig, Jack Lothian,
Mick Ford, Nicole Taylor, Tom Butterworth,
Chris Hurford, James Payne
Stars: Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes
Episodes: 24
Episode Average: 7.917
BEST EPISODES:
Series 3, Episode 8 (2010), Series 1, Episode 7 (2008)
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SERIES ONE

(2008)
8 episodes
Series Score: 61
Episode Average: 7.63
Perfect 10's: 2
S1E1

EPISODE 1

Originally broadcast: 7 February 2008
Directed by: Jonny Campbell
Written by: Matthew Graham
Alex Drake meets some familiar names when a bullet sends her to 1981, a prostitute delivers a shock when she turns out to have a warrant card, and Gene Hunt refuses to believe that a tinker is the head of a drug ring.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E2

EPISODE 2

Originally broadcast: 14 February 2008
Directed by: Jonny Campbell
Written by: Ashley Pharoah
A group of protesters are asked to hold off until after the Royal Wedding, Special Branch get twitchy when a bomb goes off on the Docklands, and a threat from the London Liberation Front brings a man into Drake's life.
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E3

EPISODE 3

Originally broadcast: 21 February 2008
Directed by: Bille Eltringham
Written by: Julie Rutterford
A traumatised young woman found near a drug raid refuses to go home, Drake insists on listening to a prostitute who claims to have been raped, and Hunt realises that a breast injury provides a link to a recent murder.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E4

EPISODE 4

Originally broadcast: 28 February 2008
Directed by: Catherine Morshead
Written by: Mark Greig
The body of a nuclear research centre worker is taken from the morgue, entries in his diary point to Revolutionary Workers' Front meetings, and a search of his handyman workshop turns up a number of photographs.
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E5

EPISODE 5

Originally broadcast: 6 March 2008
Directed by: Bille Eltringham
Written by: Mark Greig
An investigation into a dead rent boy leads to a very awkward drug bust, Drake tries to keep guns off the street so she can see her daughter again, and Hunt's focus sharpens when a snout wearing his suit turns up dead.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S1E6

EPISODE 6

Originally broadcast: 13 March 2008
Directed by: Catherine Morshead
Written by: Mick Ford
Drake finds herself struggling to make even the simplest of connections, Hunt's shocked when an armed robbery suspect proves to be incapable, and Carling and Skelton act fast when they spot Robert De Niro in a pub.
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E7

EPISODE 7

Originally broadcast: 20 March 2008
Directed by: Jonny Campbell
Written by: Matthew Graham
A man who raised £20,000 for charity is robbed on the way to the bank, Drake's suggestion to revisit the crime scene only confuses matters, and a disastrous television appeal sees Hunt revert to his Manc Lion tactics.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E8

EPISODE 8

Originally broadcast: 27 March 2008
Directed by: Jonny Campbell
Written by: Ashley Pharoah
Drake knows that she has 24 hours to prevent the deaths of her parents, Hunt tries to make sure that his kingdom is ready for an inspection, and Skelton pleads his innocence when he's locked up for indecent exposure.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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SERIES TWO

(2009)
8 episodes
Series Score: 61
Episode Average: 7.63
Perfect 10's: 1
S2E1

EPISODE 1

Originally broadcast: 20 April 2009
Directed by: Catherine Morshead
Written by: Ashley Pharoah
A man found dead in a Soho strip club turns out to be a police officer, the discovery of a date rape drug ends talk of auto-erotic asphyxiation, and Hunt wants answers when an ambitious young stripper dies in his arms.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E2

EPISODE 2

Originally broadcast: 27 April 2009
Directed by: Catherine Morshead
Written by: Matthew Graham
A gypsy car ringer dies when Hunt rams him off the road during a chase, a theft from the morgue leads to the discovery of drugs at the camp, and Drake has concerns when an interview ends with a Masonic handshake.
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S2E3

EPISODE 3

Originally broadcast: 4 May 2009
Directed by: Ben Bolt
Written by: Nicole Taylor
Animal rights activists target a researcher ahead of a vote on a new bill, Drake insists that a man jailed in 1975 knows about other attack plans, and Hunt's ordered to alter paperwork when a cop-killer dies in prison.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E4

EPISODE 4

Originally broadcast: 11 May 2009
Directed by: Ben Bolt
Written by: Ashley Pharoah
Hunt and Drake work together to find proof that a senior officer is bent,
a pregnant journalist arrives from Manchester to look for her niece, and an order is given to drop an investigation into a number of missing girls.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E5

EPISODE 5

Originally broadcast: 18 May 2009
Directed by: Philip John
Written by: Julie Rutterford
A burglary sends Drake to the childhood home of her daughter's father, Carling's disillusionment with the job sees him weighting up his options, and fingerprints suggest that a former gangster has risen from the grave.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E6

EPISODE 6

Originally broadcast: 25 May 2009
Directed by: Philip John
Written by: Jack Lothian
A body found in a canal turns out to be a man recently reported missing, the victim's father points the finger directly at a vicious loan shark, and the discovery of air tickets brings a confession about an insurance scam.
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S2E7

EPISODE 7

Originally broadcast: 1 June 2009
Directed by: Catherine Morshead
Written by: Mark Greig
A body is found buried in concrete during a drug bust at a building site,
Drake has reason to doubt a young PC's information about the manager, and Hunt looks for answers when a vital piece of evidence goes missing.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E8

EPISODE 8

Originally broadcast: 8 June 2009
Directed by: Catherine Morshead
Written by: Matthew Graham
Carling's given a scare when an informant's body is chopped into pieces, Hunt give his word that he'll do all he can to take down a cop-killer, and Drake learns that an armed robbery has been planned by bent coppers.
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7
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SERIES THREE

(2010)
8 episodes
Series Score: 68
Episode Average: 8.50
Perfect 10's: 2
S3E1

EPISODE 1

Originally broadcast: 2 April 2010
Directed by: David Drury
Written by: Matthew Graham
Hunt needs help when Discipline and Complaints investigate his actions, newly-promoted Carling protests when he's forced out of his office, and a kidnapped girl's father refuses to go along with a risky sting operation.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E2

EPISODE 2

Originally broadcast: 9 April 2010
Directed by: David Drury
Written by: Ashley Pharoah
Skelton gets a shock when a severed hand turns up in the station's mail, Drake signs up with a dating agency in the hope of finding a serial killer, and Shaz starts to wonder whether she's cut out for a career in the force.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S3E3

EPISODE 3

Originally broadcast: 16 April 2010
Directed by: Alrick Riley
Written by: Julie Rutterford
A political arsonist attacks a number of buildings ahead of election night, Carling refuses to believe that a man who saved his life can be guilty, and Hunt ignores a demand from the Yard to release the Falklands War hero.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S3E4

EPISODE 4

Originally broadcast: 23 April 2010
Directed by: Alrick Riley
Written by: Jack Lothian
Hunt's annoyed when he finds an undercover cop operating on his patch, Keats reveals that Hanfield have infiltrated a notorious crime family, and a brutal assault leads to information about a new heroin supply network.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E5

EPISODE 5

Originally broadcast: 30 April 2010
Directed by: Jamie Payne
Written by: Chris Hufford, Tom Butterworth
Two coppers from Manchester follow a thieving comic down to London, Hunt and Drake disagree about how best to get to the bottom of things, and Carling has serious concerns about an attempt on the suspect's life.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E6

EPISODE 6

Originally broadcast: 7 May 2010
Directed by: Jamie Payne
Written by: James Payne
An officer is taken hostage during a failed attempt to end a prison riot, Keats continues to press Drake about what she knows about Hunt, and an escaped prisoner insists that things are not what they appear to be.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S3E7

EPISODE 7

Originally broadcast: 14 May 2010
Directed by: David Drury
Written by: Ashley Pharoah
A body is discovered after a disturbance at an ANC illegal drinking den, Keats announces that he has almost completed his report on Hunt, and the owner of the club confesses to murder to protect a terrified woman.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E8

EPISODE 8

Originally broadcast: 21 May 2010
Directed by: David Drury
Written by: Matthew Graham
One of three murder victims is found to be a known diamond smuggler, Keats delivers personalised video tapes for three members of the team, and Hunt tries to stop Drake uncovering the truth when she heads north.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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GENE
HUNT

Played by Philip Glenister
24 episodes (2008-2010)
in... Series 2, Episode 8 (2009)

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ALEX
DRAKE

Played by Keeley Hawes
24 episodes (2008-2010)
in... Series 1, Episode 2 (2008)

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RAY
CARLING

Played by Dean Andrews
24 episodes (2008-2010)
in... Series 1, Episode 8 (2008)

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CHRIS
SKELTON

Played by Marshall Lancaster
24 episodes (2008-2010)
in... Series 2, Episode 1 (2009)

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SHAZ
GRANGER

Played by Montserrat Lombard
24 episodes (2008-2010)
in... Series 2, Episode 8 (2009)

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LUIGI

Played by Joseph Long
23 episodes (2008-2010)
in... Series 1, Episode 4 (2008)

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VIV
JAMES

Played by Geff Francis
22 episodes (2008-2010)
in... Series 1, Episode 6 (2008)

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MOLLY
DRAKE

Played by Grace Vance
17 episodes (2008-2010)
in... Series 2, Episode 1 (2009)

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CAROLINE
PRICE

Played by Amelia Bulmore
9 episodes (2008-2009)
in... Series 1, Episode 4 (2008)

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THE
CLOWN

Played by Andrew Clover
8 episodes (2008)
in... Series 1, Episode 3 (2008)

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EVAN
WHITE

Played by Stephen Campbell Moore
8 episodes (2008)
in... Series 1, Episode 4 (2008)

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MARTIN
SUMMERS

Played by Adrian Dunbar
8 episodes (2009)
in... Series 2, Episode 7 (2009)

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JIM
KEATS

Played by Daniel Mays
8 episodes (2010)
in... Series 3, Episode 3 (2010)

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THE
GHOST

Played by Mason Kayne
7 episodes (2010)
in... Series 3, Episode 2 (2010)

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CHARLIE MACKINTOSH

Played by Roger Allam
4 episodes (2009)
in... Series 2, Episode 1 (2009)

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JACKIE
QUEEN

Played by Ruth Millar
1 episode (2009)
in... Series 2, Episode 4 (2009)

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DEREK
LITTON

Played by Lee Ross
1 episode (2010)
in... Series 3, Episode 5 (2010)

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NELSON

Played by Tony Marshall
1 episode (2010)
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DI Alex Drake is transported back to 1981 after she is shot in the head. She's sure she knows what's going on when she sees the faces of people described by DCI Sam Tyler, and knows that it's only a matter of time before she's reunited with her daughter.

SERIES SCORES

Series 1: 7.63
Series 2: 7.63
Series 3: 8.50

FAVOURITE EPISODES

HOLY GODIVA
1. Series 3, Episode 8
(2010)

2. Series 1, Episode 8
(2008)

3. Series 1, Episode 7
(2008)

4. Series 3, Episode 6
(2010)

5. Series 2, Episode 4
(2009)
ONION JACK
1. Series 3, Episode 8
(2010)

2. Series 1, Episode 7
(2008)

3. Series 1, Episode 8
(2008)

4. Series 3, Episode 2
(2010)

5. Series 2, Episode 4
(2009)

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