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Life on Mars (2006)

Life on Mars
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8.3 IMDB rating
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John Simm John Simm
 Sam Tyler
Philip Glenister Philip Glenister
 Gene Hunt
Liz White Liz White
 Annie Cartwright
Dean Andrews Dean Andrews
 Ray Carling
Marshall Lancaster Marshall Lancaster
 Chris Skelton
Noreen Kershaw Noreen Kershaw
 Phyllis Dobbs
Tony Marshall Tony Marshall
Rafaella Hutchinson Rafaella Hutchinson
 Test Card Girl

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Donnie Darko TV

9 years, 4 months ago at Feb 5 21:01
1 vote
Though I am British and love to support my countries attempts to breach out in the new media market, with this route they are doomed to suffer.

Take a generic time travel idea and mix in taboos and a poor cast and this is exactly what you get on Mars.

It tries to be intelligent, it tries to be funny but I feel nothing but shame. Its like watching a drunk uncle at a pa... read more

police show

10 years, 3 months ago at Mar 13 17:05
1 vote
the best show around

Life on Mars?

9 years, 4 months ago at Feb 7 20:24
1 vote
More like Life WASTED. I always find myself watching British-produced prime-time dramas and feeling very embarassed because of the obvious low production values and stereotype casts. This was no exception.

Every story was tinged with stereotypes and embarrasing scenes which made me ashamed to be English. I can't believe we came up with something so bad. The lead character is a toss... read more
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Description: The format of the series mixes science fiction - specifically, time travel - with police drama. The central character is policeman DCI Sam Tyler (played by John Simm), who, after being hit by a car in 2006, finds himself somehow transported back to 1973. There, he is working for Manchester and Salford Police CID as a DI under DCI Gene Hunt (played by Philip Glenister). Over the course of the series, Tyler faces various culture clashes, most frequently regarding differences in his seemingly naïve approach to policing compared to that of his colleagues. The series also features a strong ambiguity concerning Tyler's predicament: i ... (more)
Release date: 9 January 2006
Tags: Drama (14), Bbc (12), Mystery (11), Fantasy (10), Police (9), Sci-fi (9), Action (8), British (8), Crime (7), Detectives (6), 2000s (6), Alternate Reality (6), Cops (6), Manchester (6), Coma (5), UK (5), 1973 (4), 1970s (4), ITV (3), Cop Show (3)
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