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After DI Alex Drake is shot she finds herself transported back to 1981 and meets up with Gene Hunt. Believing she is in a coma she asks him to help her find the man who shot her in 2008.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Thursday February 07th, 2008


Alternate Airdates:

NL (NPS) Aug 21, 2008
US (BBC America) Mar 07, 2009

  • Currently 6.3/10
6.3/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Amelia BullmoreAmelia Bullmore
As Caroline Price
Recurring
Andrew CloverAndrew Clover
As The Clown
Recurring
Geff FrancisGeff Francis
As Viv James
Recurring
Grace VanceGrace Vance
As Molly Drake
Recurring
Joseph LongJoseph Long
As Luigi
Recurring
Lucy ColeLucy Cole
As Young Alex
Recurring
Sean HarrisSean Harris
As Arthur Layton
Recurring
Stephen Campbell MooreStephen Campbell Moore
As Evan White
Recurring
Adam JamesAdam James
As Edward Markham
Mark ManderMark Mander
As George
Max DowlerMax Dowler
As Police Sergeant
Roy SkeltonRoy Skelton
voiced Zippy / George
Main Cast
Philip GlenisterPhilip Glenister
As DCI Gene Hunt
Keeley HawesKeeley Hawes
As DI Alex Drake
Dean AndrewsDean Andrews
As DS Ray Carling
Marshall LancasterMarshall Lancaster
As DC Chris Skelton
Montserrat LombardMontserrat Lombard
As WPC Sharon 'Shaz' Granger
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The ClashI Fought The LawAs they head to the wharf to get Layton
David BowieAshes to Asheswhen Alex wakes in the flat after fainting
Duran DuranCareless Memories 
Gary NumanAre 'Friends' Electric?as Chris shows her the room with the electronics
The PassionsI'm in Love with a German Film Star 
Roxy MusicSame Old Scenefinal scene and closing titles
The StranglersNo More Heroesas Alex confronts and arrests Layton
UltravoxViennaon the boat when Alex first appears in the past


Episode Quotes
Gene: Blimey, if that skirt was hitched any higher I could see what you had for breakfast.

Gene: Let's fire up the Quattro.

Gene: Scum is scum wherever you go.

Gene: Phone cards. Flash git!

Gene: I'm bigger in every department.

Ray: That's crap and some of it was in Klingon.

Gene: Woman DIs should be like a cross between Betty Turpin and HMS Ark Royal.

Gene: Today my friend, your diary entry will read, took a prossie hostage and was shot by three armed bastards.

Alex: (to Gene) Just look at me! Look at me! I am trained to get inside the criminal mind. And now I'm stuck in my own. With you!

Gene: (to Alex) Don't waggle your fingers when you say my name.

Alex: Oh, I could kiss you!
Gene: Don't hold back...



Cultural References
The white clown-faced image Alex sees is strongly reminiscent of the makeup and outfit that Bowie wore for the single's cover art and the in the video for Ashes to Ashes.

Gene: Woman DIs should be like a cross between Betty Turpin and HMS Ark Royal.

Betty Turpin is one of the longest-running characters on the popular UK soap opera Coronation Street.

The HMS Ark Royal is a light aircraft carrier and the flagship of the British Royal Navy.

Ray: That's crap and some of it was in Klingon.

Klingon is the language used by one of the more significant empires and races (also collectively called "The Klingons") in competition with The Federation in the Star Trek mythos.

Gene: Let's fire up the Quattro.

The Audi Quattro was a popular four-wheel drive road and rally car first introduced in late 1980 for sale in Europe.



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