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Life on Mars (UK)

Life on Mars (UK)

John Simm is Sam Tyler, a police officer from 2006, who is in the middle of a kidnapping investigation involving his girlfriend when he's run over and knocked into a coma.

He wakes up 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.

Just as Sam is adjusting to his new life trapped in the past he begins to hear the voices: his own Mum crying out to him, doctors telling him to stay calm, and relax. Worst of all is the test card girl, who comes at night warning Sam...

Is Sam simply trapped in a coma like all the signs are telling him? Is he dreaming it all? Is he really from 1973, just dreaming that he's from 2006? Or is he just plain mad...?

The airdates for the second series refer to BBC One. Episodes were available to see one week in advance on BBC FOUR at 10pm.

Episode Info

Final: 2x08 -- Season 2, Episode 8 (Apr/10/2007)

Sam is confronted with a fateful decision: to abandon his mates and return to the present, or to stand with them and take life as it is in 1973.
John SimmJohn Simm
As DI Sam Tyler
Philip GlenisterPhilip Glenister
As DCI Gene Hunt
Liz WhiteLiz White
As WPC/WDC Annie Cartright
Dean AndrewsDean Andrews
As DS/DC Ray Carling
Marshall LancasterMarshall Lancaster
As DC Chris Skelton


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Recurring Guests

Noreen Kershaw as Phyllis Dobbs (15 eps)
Tony Marshall as Nelson (11 eps)
Ralph Brown as Frank Morgan (2 eps)
Archie Panjabi as Maya Roy (2 eps)
Lee Ross as DCI Litton (2 eps)
Rae Kelly as June (2 eps)
Kevin McNally as Supt Harry Woolf (2 eps)
Joanne Frogatt as Mrs. Tyler (2 eps)
Rafaella Hutchinson as Test Card Girl (2 eps)
Alexander O'Loughlin as Young Sam (2 eps)

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Warning: Life on Mars (UK) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 09, 2006
Ended: April 10, 2007
• Życie na Marsie (Used In Poland)
• Жизнь на Марсе (Used In Russia)
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