Ashes to Ashes - Complete BBC Series 1-3 (New Packaging) [DVD]

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Ashes to Ashes - Complete BBC Series 1-3 (New Packaging) [DVD]

Ashes to Ashes - Complete BBC Series 1-3 (New Packaging) [DVD]

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Glenister explained that Gene Hunt was popular with real police officers because he spent his time catching criminals rather than doing paperwork. My only complaint about this series is that it is not yet available in the US, so that it gave me one more reason to be grateful I bought a multi-region player several years ago - long may it last. For now, though, there’s plenty to get your teeth into here, thanks to a quality, very British drama that’s simply compelling television.

All 24 episodes from the 'Life On Mars' BBC crime drama spinoff in which DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and, along with his faithful sidekicks Ray Carling (Dean Andrews), Chris Skelton (Marshall Lancaster) and new thorn in his side DCI Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes), joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'southern nancy' criminal scum. I cannot fathom how and why Ashes to Ashes has never been made available on Blu-ray or seen an HD release (apart from when Series 3 was broadcast on BBC One HD). The first episode, written by Ashley Pharoah, deals with the cover-up of the killing of a police officer in a nightclub. Ashes To Ashes is tonally a little different from Life On Mars, but maintains the wonderful attention to period detail (and a healthy 80s soundtrack to match), and the willingness to mix in some fun alongside the serious business of police work. Alex is ripped from her current world of sexual equality and respect in 2008 and finds herself opposite an arrogant fellow DCI in a Two Tone, New Romantic Eighties London with a soundtrack of Adam Ant, Roxy Music and The Human League ringing in her ears.

There's spot on characterizations, the same types of cases that Sam Tyler faced in LoM (same formula - simplified mysteries that make room for the character development, and bizarre elements that characterized the first show, and which work perfectly), the same attention to detail of the era (the eighties rather than the seventies. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

I actually think another series Could have been made, bringing someone from the very current social media, always connected world, but maybe like all the best things it was wisest to stop it at it's peak.My friend and I put together some explanations that do make sense in the end, but leave one with the slightly unsatisfied feeling that a couple details were either deliberately ignored, or that they were sort of forgotten, or swept under the rug as inconvenient for the sequel. Flanked by his faithful sidekicks, Ray Carling (Dean Andrews) and Chris Skelton (Marshall Lancaster), and drawn to the action and intrigue of the London Met, Gene turns his attentions to taking on the 'southern nancy' criminal scum. The national free sheet, Metro, gave the episode four stars as "a vote of faith" on what it described as "a dodgy start". If you are reading this, you know the premise, and I don't want to give away ANY of the plot developments - but as great as "Life on Mars" was, this may be even better. com is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Pay4Later Limited, trading as Deko, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 728646).



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