“My name is Sam Tyler.
I had an accident and woke up in 1973.
Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time?
Whatever’s happened, it’s like I’ve landed on a different planet.
Now, maybe if I can work out the reason, I can get home.”
This is my favourite TV show and I remember actually watching it when it was being broadcast on the TV, which I’m afraid I can’t say a lot for nowadays. As soon as I watched the first episode, I was hooked, it was like something I had never seen before and I just fell in love with it immediately. It has to be said that my favourite character is the might Gene Hunt, Detective Chief Inspector of the Greater Manchester Police in 1973. I mean, it’s such an original idea: a cop from 2006 is in a car accident and when he wakes up, he’s gone back in time by 33 years, he’s been demoted to Detective Inspector and gets flashbacks to his childhood as a four year old and hears hospital noises from the present day.
I’m not going to go into some massive review about it, there’s no point and I can’t be bothered to be frank. But I will say that I found it so easy to fall in love with all the characters; Sam, Gene, Chris, Ray and Annie and then all the extras that dip in and out as they do in dramas.
So instead of going off on one about how amazing Life on Mars is, this page is going to be filled with pictures and things like that, because they’re far more interesting than reading the crap that comes out of my brain and onto the computer, right?
BUT! DO NOT confuse this Life on Mars with the utterly SHITE American rip off. No, just no. It even got cancelled before the first series finished. Only watch the English version. The only version.
From left to right: Chris, Gene, Sam, Ray, Annie
Camberwick Green Episode
I want this t-shirt!
And some of the beauty of Gene Hunt for you…
Here’s the link for the Life on Mars Page: https://briholme.wordpress.com/tv/life-on-mars/