Life on Mars (2006–2007)
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Episode #1.6 

A hostage situation becomes increasingly more nerve-wracking for Sam when he discovers the hostage taker's deadline coincides with the time that his life support machine is due to be turned... See full summary »

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John Alexander
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
John Simm ... Sam Tyler
Philip Glenister ... Gene Hunt
Liz White ... Annie Cartwright
Dean Andrews ... Ray Carling
Marshall Lancaster ... Chris Skelton
Noreen Kershaw Noreen Kershaw ... Phyllis Dobbs
Tony Marshall Tony Marshall ... Nelson
Carl Cieka Carl Cieka ... Hugo Barton
Lee Ross ... DCI Litton
Paul Copley ... Reg Cole
Debbie Howard Debbie Howard ... Nervous Lady
Ruth Millar Ruth Millar ... Jackie Queen
Margaret Henshaw Margaret Henshaw ... Doris
Ken Drury ... George Bates
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Storyline

A hostage situation becomes increasingly more nerve-wracking for Sam when he discovers the hostage taker's deadline coincides with the time that his life support machine is due to be turned off in 2006. Meanwhile Annie gets sent into the room with the hostage taker, dressed as a nurse, in an attempt to gain information about the situation. Written by Howard W Berry

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Early in the episode, DI Tyler looks at his watch; it is an analog watch with a liquid crystal digital display which would not be available in 1973. See more »

Quotes

Gene Hunt: Oh, come on Reg, you're a criminal. You do what I do, I'm a copper, I do what I do. Cats eat kippers, dogs eat bones.
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Connections

References High Noon (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

What A Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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A nail-biting, tense episode of this modern classic
24 February 2008 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

When Tyler and Hunt become an intrinsic part of a hostage situation, the seconds tick away to what could be Sam's last moments in both the past and future.

This is an excellent, tense episode with a gritty edge and fine performances from all concerned. I was especially pleased to see the always gorgeous Ruth Millar appear in this episode as Hunt's nemesis, Jackie Queen. I've been a fan of Millar since the prematurely-axed "North Square". As one of the small screen's most beautiful actresses, I'm amazed we don't see more of this talented lady.

Lee Ross makes another appearance as the unlikeable Litton, leading to a clash of personalities with Hunt.

Unmissable drama - 8 out of 10.


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