Life on Mars (TV series)

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Life on Mars
Created byMatthew Graham
Tony Jordan
Ashley Pharoah
StarringJohn Simm
Philip Glenister
Liz White
Dean Andrews
Marshall Lancaster
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Kudos Film & Television
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC One
Picture formatPAL (576i)
Original release9 January 2006 –
10 April 2007
Chronology
Followed byAshes to Ashes
External links
Website

Life on Mars is an award winning British science fiction and police drama television series. It was first broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007.

The programme tells the story of DCI Sam Tyler of the Manchester Police (played by John Simm), after being hit by a car in 2006, he is in the year 1973. There, he works for Manchester Police CID as a DI under DCI Gene Hunt (played by Philip Glenister). Over the course of the series, Tyler faces various problems, most frequently regarding the differences between his modern approach to policing and the more old-fashioned way of his colleagues. It is unclear whether he is insane, in a coma, or if he really has travelled back in time.

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