Life On Mars, The Complete Collection
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Life on Mars is a fast-paced, suspenseful crime series with a twist. Smart, savvy, sharp-suited detective Sam has his world turned upside down when the hunt for a cold-blooded murderer becomes a desperate rescue mission for his own girlfriend and fellow cop Maya. After a near-fatal car accident, Sam is mysteriously transported back to 1973 - only four years after he was born. Confused by his new and outdated surroundings, Sam impatiently tries to return to the present. But the police force of long ago needs his help, not least in solving a parallel crime. Can Sam overcome their rough and ready ways and maddening lack of forensic technology? Will he be able to get back to the present day and find Maya? Has Sam gone crazy? Is he in a coma? Or has he really travelled back in time?
|1||VideoSeries 1, Episode 1||DCI Sam Tyler’s world is about to be turned upside down. Moments after his girlfriend and colleague, Maya, is kidnapped by a serial killer, Sam is knocked unconscious by a car and wakes up, in 1973. Sam discovers that in this strange new world full of cigarette smoking, gum chewing, unreconstructed men. He’s a DI starting his first day in a new precinct and he needs to prove himself to his new DCI, Gene Hunt.||52:19||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoSeries 1, Episode 2||The team arrest Kim Trent, an elusive criminal high on the CID’s wanted list. When Sam realises that Gene has planted evidence to secure Trent’s conviction he intervenes and releases Trent. Gene is furious and believes that human rights are for human beings and Trent doesn’t qualify and, besides, Gene’s never fitted up anyone who didn’t deserve it.||52:07||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoSeries 1, Episode 3||When Sam responds to a fatal stabbing at Crester’s Textiles he’s shocked to discover that Crester’s is the converted mill where he lives in 2006 and the dead man is quite literally lying in his kitchen. Sam sets up a forensic investigation but Gene thinks he’s wasting his time as there’s a rule in these sorts of cases – first one to speak did it. Sam has found his fight. As he gets to know Ted and starts to uncover the truth of what happened at the mill, Sam realises just how much the concept of family and community has changed since 1973.||52:05||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoSeries 1, Episode 4||Sam’s belief in doing the right thing calls into question the ethos of his whole department as he takes on local gangster Stephen Warren in an attempt to stamp out police corruption.||52:06||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoSeries 1, Episode 5||The murder of a football fan near his local pub sends the team undercover on the eve of a big match. With the press using the murder of a Manchester United fan to fuel the flames of hate between rival fans, Sam believes the only way to prevent a full-scale riot is to prove that the murder was not football-related. Under pressure to solve the murder before the tensions destroy the community, Sam suddenly finds the riot is not only upon them but it has also brought him face to face with the killer...||52:11||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoSeries 1, Episode 6||Sam hears his mother’s voice saying goodbye to him and that his life-support machine is to be turned off at 2pm. He is terrified; he’s alive and determined to make himself heard. But how, when he is still stuck in the 1970s? Before he can do anything, a call comes in about a man who has taken people hostage at the local newspaper, the Manchester Gazette. The gunman is threatening to kill the hostages at 2pm. Is this Sam’s way of saving his life in 2006?||52:17||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoSeries 1, Episode 7||When small-time drug dealer Billy Kemble (Kevin Knapman) dies in police custody, Sam is pitted against all his colleagues in CID. His suspicions that the details of the death are being covered up by the unit make him very unpopular with everyone, and even more so when he tries to uncover the truth of what really happened in the cells.||52:06||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoSeries 1, Episode 8||Sam has finally started to accept his new world and believes that he can deal with anything that it throws at him – until he comes face to face with his 29-year-old father. Sam realises that this is the time in 1973 when his dad left the family for good and wonders whether that’s why he is here, to clear his father’s name and stop him from leaving. If he can convince his dad to stay with the family… will he now wake up in 2006?||52:19||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoSeries 2, Episode 1||Still desperate to discover how he got to 1973, why he remains there and how he may return to the present day, Sam has to race against the clock to capture a killer, who is trying to murder him in the future.||52:16||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoSeries 2, Episode 2||At a loss to discover the guilty party in a spate of armed robberies, A-Division goes to prison to escort notorious safe-cracker Dickie Fingers back to CID. However, as they transport him out of the gaol, they are set upon by a dangerous gang who will stop at nothing to get their hands on Fingers.||52:00||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoSeries 2, Episode 3||When a bomb warning is reported, A-Division goes on red alert. According to the caller, the IRA has brought its mainland bombing campaign to Manchester. DI Sam Tyler soon realises the reported bomb warning doesn’t fit with his understanding of IRA methods. However, when Sam’s 2006 know-how fails and puts his team at risk, they turn his back on him.||50:49||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoSeries 2, Episode 4||When the body of a beautiful young woman is found in wasteland, DCI Gene Hunt fears a serial killer he thought he’d sent down in the late Sixties may still be at large. Utilising his knowledge of modern surveillance techniques, Sam is led to middle class suburbia where a local car dealer is throwing private parties employing the poorly paid make-up girls to "help out" when the lights go down and the wife-swapping begins.||52:00||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoSeries 2, Episode 5||Sam Tyler has been on sick leave for a couple of days, but he still feels strange – at least, stranger than normal. This becomes apparent when he gets vivid hallucinations about what CID is doing. Whilst trying to work out why on earth this is happening, he also has to take command of an urgent investigation. Sam stumbles into A-division, dazed and confused, and sees a man about to hang himself from the canteen ceiling. Sam Tyler is needed.||51:57||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoSeries 2, Episode 6||DCI Gene Hunt and the team are called to the scene of a shooting of a young Ugandan Asian man, Dipack. As usual, Gene jumps to conclusions and assumes it is drug-related after finding a suspicious bag of white powder on the body. However, Sam has to ensure the bigoted, knee-jerk attitude of the police doesn’t condemn the new immigrant community before a fair hearing.||52:26||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoSeries 2, Episode 7||Sick of trying to comfort a self-pityingly drunk and angry Gene Hunt, Sam goes home. He is woken in the middle of the night by Hunt, who tells him, “I appear to have killed someone.” A local underworld bookie has been shot. While Sam gets to work on proving his obstreperous colleague’s innocence, he himself is being monitored by the stand-in DCI, Frank Morgan from Hyde division, a man intent on doing the internal investigation by the book.||51:38||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoSeries 2, Episode 8||Whilst Sam is in utter turmoil, he has little time to work out who to trust as he and his team head into lethal danger, facing down enemies on both sides of the law. But even he could not picture how disastrously events unfold when CID begins to learn the truth about Sam Tyler, just as a heist is in progress. All Sam’s, and our own, presumptions about his past, his future and his very soul begin to unravel in a heart-stopping climax.||53:06||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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Life On Mars is one of those TV shows that will last forever as a TV Great. Well written, well acted and with a plot line that mixes cop show with Sci-fi and manages to come up with something completely different.
Watched together with its sister series, Ashes to Ashes, the revelations which unravel across both are so well weaved into the story that you need to see the whole thing through to its mind-blowing conclusion.
This series is excellent! Great plot twists and gene hunt is one of the best tv characters ever!
Great series but too much £