Life On Mars, Series 1
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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 Confused by his new and outdated surroundings, Sam impatiently tries to return to the present.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||VideoEpisode 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.||52:19||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoEpisode 2||Sam’s dogged pursuit of evidence brings him head to head with his DCI, Gene Hunt, who has a more flexible approach to the pursuit of justice.||52:07||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoEpisode 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.||52:05||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoEpisode 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||VideoEpisode 5||The murder of a football fan near his local pub sends the team undercover on the eve of a big match.||52:11||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoEpisode 6||A hostage situation becomes personal for Sam when the hostage-taker’s deadline coincides with the deadline the doctors have decided upon to switch off his life support machine in 2006.||52:17||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoEpisode 7||The death in custody of small-time drug dealer Billy Kemble pits Sam against the whole of CID as he tries to uncover the truth of what happened in the cells.||52:06||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoEpisode 8||Sam is finally accepting the world of 1973 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…||52:19||£1.89||View In iTunes|
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At first I thought a supposed crime fighting time traveller was cliched, but this is actually the best drama the beeb have produced in a very long time. Dry wit along with the nostalgia and politcal correctness' worst nightmare, Gene Hunt makes this series really enjoyable. For some, it brings back memories, and for others it makes them wish they lived at this time. 100% recommended. 5 stars. what more can I say. except...if you haven't watched it you really have to watch it from the start otherwise it won't be half as good.
Fantastic series but better on DVD
Life on Mars is one of my favourite shows of recent years but I didn't watch it when it was first broadcast because it seemed like a daft story. After hearing so many people raving about it I decided to watch the repeats and was soon hooked. It's great to see some quality British shows on the iTunes Store but a certain online retailer is currently selling the DVD version of this series for just a couple pounds more and you get extras with it. Downloads should be cheaper and come with extras but I've decided not to take a star off because the rating is for the series and not the value for money. I personally wouldn't pay iTunes prices for inidvidual tv show episodes or a series but if price doen't bother you then I can recommend Life On Mars.
One of the best from the BBC
Thank you BBC/iTunes for supplying this series as a download and at a resonable price too. (HMV=£20). If only I could play it on iTunes. With the new feature in version 188.8.131.52 of freezing every couple of minutes for 30 seconds it is unusable. No longer fit for purpose. Fortunately I still have an earlier version of iTunes on my laptop and it works well on my 5th generation iPod hooked up to the TV. Now that iTunes is including some good TV programmes for download maybe they can sort out the 7.6 problems so that we can play them. 5 stars for the programme 1 star for iTunes.