Ashes to Ashes : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3
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Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

Summary: Welcome to the Ashes to Ashes guide at TV.com. DI Alex Drake of the Metropolitan Police is taken hostage and shot, and wakes to find herself apparently thrown back in time to 1981. She quickly recognises DCI Gene Hunt and his team from detailed reports made by DCI Sam Tyler about his own trip to 1973. Initially sceptical about the surreal nature of her new environment, Alex, a modern, no-nonsense woman, clashed regularly with her sexist colleagues but had to learn to adjust while she strove to find her way back to 2008. As time passed, Alex started to accept her situation, and wonder whether her life in the future had been the dream. Executive Producer Jane Featherstone described this spin-off from Life on Mars as "a touch of Moonlighting teamed with a measure of Miami Vice." The show aimed to build on the success of its award-winning predecessor, resurrecting Philip Glenister's ever-popular detective while taking the opportunity to wink at 1980s fashions and attitudes. Ashes to Ashes is a Kudos production in association with Monastic Productions for the BBC.

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Network: BBC-1 , BBC , BBC America
Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Seasons: 1, 2, 3
Cast Credit
Keeley Hawes Alex Drake
Philip Glenister Gene Hunt
Montserrat Lombard Sharon Granger
Marshall Lancaster Chris Skelton
Dean Andrews Ray Carling