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Life on Mars (2006)
Years: 2006-2007
Broadcaster: BBC
Written by: Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan,
Ashley Pharoah, Chris Chibnall, Mark Greig,
Guy Jenkin, Julie Rutterford
Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister
Episodes: 16
Episode Average: 8.563
BEST EPISODES:
Series 1, Episode 4 (2006), Series 1, Episode 8 (2006)
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SERIES ONE

(2006)
8 episodes
Series Score: 70
Episode Average: 8.75
Perfect 10's: 3
S1E1

EPISODE 1

Originally broadcast: 9 January 2006
Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
Written by: Matthew Graham
DCI Sam Tyler struggles to cope when a serial killer kidnaps his girlfriend, sadness turns into madness when a car accident sends him back to 1973, and a murder investigation looks strikingly similar to the case from 2006.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S1E2

EPISODE 2

Originally broadcast: 16 January 2006
Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
Written by: Matthew Graham
Tyler protests at the idea of planting evidence in an armed robbery case, a decision to let the suspect go puts a young station cleaner in hospital, and a botched attempt to find fingerprints leads to a reluctant witness.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E3

EPISODE 3

Originally broadcast: 23 January 2006
Directed by: John McKay
Written by: Matthew Graham
Tyler's shocked when a stabbing leads to a mill destined to be his home, Hunt suggests a bet after a disagreement about his prime suspect, and concerns about a confession see the lid stay firmly on the Party Seven.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E4

EPISODE 4

Originally broadcast: 30 January 2006
Directed by: John McKay
Written by: Ashley Pharoah
Tyler's furious when a henchman he arrested is released without charge, Hunt reveals how a businessman pays the police to turn a blind eye, and a woman asks for help after throwing a brick through Woolies' window.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E5

EPISODE 5

Originally broadcast: 6 February 2006
Directed by: S.J. Clarkson
Written by: Tony Jordan
Hunt focuses on hooligans when a Manchester United fan turns up dead, Tyler suggests going undercover to prove that it wasn't football violence, and the newspapers do little to calm bad feeling ahead of a derby match.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E6

EPISODE 6

Originally broadcast: 13 February 2006
Directed by: John Alexander
Written by: Matthew Graham, Ashley Pharoah
Tyler has his own reason for ensuring nobody dies in a hostage situation, a visit to the gunman's home suggests that he might be a war hero, and Annie volunteers to go undercover as a nurse when a woman is taken ill.
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E7

EPISODE 7

Originally broadcast: 20 February 2006
Directed by: S.J. Clarkson
Written by: Chris Chibnall
A drug dealer dies after Hunt puts him into a cell with a violent prisoner, a postmortem reveals that a cocaine overdose led to a heart attack, and Tyler upsets the station when he tries to find out what really happened.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S1E8

EPISODE 8

Originally broadcast: 27 February 2006
Directed by: John Alexander
Written by: Matthew Graham
An investigation into a newly formed gang points to a very familiar face, a box of porno films shows that he's more involved than he claims, and Tyler starts to believe that helping his family might be his ticket home.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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SERIES TWO

(2007)
8 episodes
Series Score: 67
Episode Average: 8.38
Perfect 10's: 2
S2E1

EPISODE 1

Originally broadcast: 13 February 2007
Directed by: S.J. Clarkson
Written by: Matthew Graham
The papers put pressure on Hunt after three violent attacks in two days, a casino chip leads Tyler to a monster he tried to send down in 2006, and principles are cast aside in the hope of preventing thirty years of misery.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E2

EPISODE 2

Originally broadcast: 20 February 2007
Directed by: S.J. Clarkson
Written by: Chris Chibnall
Hunt's furious when gunmen spring a safe-cracker from his police escort,
Tyler's shocked when a new face on the team turns out to be his mentor, and a post office job tip-off leads to an allegation against a senior officer.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E3

EPISODE 3

Originally broadcast: 6 March 2007
Directed by: Richard Clark
Written by: Julie Rutterford
Tyler's doubts about an IRA bomb warning nearly cost an officer his life, a builders yard report that a quantity of dynamite has been stolen, and Hunt wastes very little time in pointing the finger at the Irish community.
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S2E4

EPISODE 4

Originally broadcast: 13 March 2007
Directed by: Richard Clark
Written by: Ashley Pharoah
Tyler spots a familiar smell when a woman's body is found on wasteland, a copycat killer theory leads to a lesson in surveillance techniques, and Sam and Annie become a couple to win an invite to a discreet sex party.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E5

EPISODE 5

Originally broadcast: 20 March 2007
Directed by: Andrew Gunn
Written by: Matthew Graham
A man threatens to end it all when his wife and daughter are kidnapped,
a note asks for the release of a man who confessed to a murder in 1972, and Tyler works through sickness to go back over the details of the case.
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S2E6

EPISODE 6

Originally broadcast: 27 March 2007
Directed by: Andrew Gunn
Written by: Guy Jenkin
An Asian shot in his record shop is found to have heroin in his pockets, Hunt refuses to accept the possibility that it was racially motivated, and Tyler feels let down when he finds that a witness has been lying to him.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 9

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S2E7

EPISODE 7

Originally broadcast: 3 April 2007
Directed by: S.J. Clarkson
Written by: Mark Greig
Hunt can't remember whether he killed a man after a night of boozing, a DCI with modern ideas arrives from Hyde to lead the investigation, and talk of hush money leaves Tyler wondering whether he can trust anyone.
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S2E8

EPISODE 8

Originally broadcast: 10 April 2007
Directed by: S.J. Clarkson
Written by: Matthew Graham
A miner who passed details of a wages heist to the police turns up dead, Tyler's told exactly what he must do in order to make it back home, and Hunt organises an undercover sting operation to take down a cop-killer.
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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SAM
TYLER

Played by John Simm
16 episodes (2006-2007)
in... Series 2, Episode 3 (2007)

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GENE
HUNT

Played by Philip Glenister
16 episodes (2006-2007)
in... Series 1, Episode 1 (2006)

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ANNIE
CARTWRIGHT

Played by Liz White
16 episodes (2006-2007)
in... Series 1, Episode 4 (2006)

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RAY
CARLING

Played by Dean Andrews
16 episodes (2006-2007)
in... Series 2, Episode 6 (2007)

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CHRIS
SKELTON

Played by Marshall Lancaster
16 episodes (2006-2007)
in... Series 2, Episode 2 (2007)

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PHYLLIS
DOBBS

Played by Noreen Kershaw
16 episodes (2006-2007)
in... Series 2, Episode 2 (2006)

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NELSON

Played by Tony Marshall
12 episodes (2006-2007)
in... Series 2, Episode 1 (2007)

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TEST CARD
GIRL

Played by Rafaella Hutchinson
4 episodes (2006)
in... Series 2, Episode 2 (2006)


TEST CARD
GIRL

Played by Harriet Rogers
2 episodes (2007)
in... Series 2 , Episode 3 (2007)

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RUTH
TYLER

Played by Joanne Froggatt
3 episodes (2006)
in... Series 1, Episode 8 (2006)

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DEREK
LITTON

Played by Lee Ross
2 episodes (2006)
in... Series 1, Episode 3 (2006)

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FRANK
MORGAN

Played by Ralph Brown
2 episodes (2007)
in... Series 2, Episode 7 (2007)

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JACKIE
QUEEN

Played by Ruth Millar
1 episode (2006)
in... Series 1, Episode 6 (2006)

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VIC
TYLER

Played by Lee Ingleby
1 episode (2006)
in... Series 1, Episode 8 (2006)

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DCI Sam Tyler is a 21st Century cop who finds himself transported back to 1973 following a car accident. A loss of rank, bigoted attitudes and prehistoric methods leave him desperately looking for a way home.

SERIES SCORES

Series 1: 8.75
Series 2: 8.38

FAVOURITE EPISODES

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1. Series 1, Episode 4
(2006)

2. Series 2, Episode 1
(2007)

3. Series 1, Episode 8
(2006)

4. Series 2, Episode 8
(2007)

5. Series 1, Episode 2
(2006)
ONION JACK
1. Series 1, Episode 8
(2006)

2. Series 1, Episode 4
(2006)

3. Series 2, Episode 8
(2007)

4. Series 2, Episode 7
(2007)

5. Series 2, Episode 1
(2007)

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