Ashes to Ashes is a Drama programme that first aired in 2008.

Ashes to Ashes is a 4 star programme

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Ashes to Ashes (2008)

After a gripping finale to the critically-acclaimed and multi award-winning Life On Mars on BBC One, Kudos, Monastic Productions and the BBC are delighted to announce the next chapter - Ashes To Ashes.

DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) is back but he's no longer the self-styled "Sheriff of Manchester".

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.

However, Gene does not expect to be thrown together with sexy, intelligent, DCI Alex Drake.

Single mother to daughter Molly, Alex has rapidly risen through the ranks of the Met and, in the modern world of 2008, skilfully uses psychological profiling to capture suspects.

When Alex and her daughter are kidnapped she makes a daring attempt at escape, resulting in a horrific accident.

Alex suddenly finds herself in 1981 interacting with familiar characters, not just from her own life-time, but also from the detailed reports logged by none other than Sam Tyler, which Alex has previously spent months pouring over.

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.

Alex finds some of Gene's team has dispersed yet others, loyal as ever, are still in tow.

Now a technological whizz-kid in the squad's surveillance team, DC Chris Skelton has clearly moved with the times, along with a tight-permed DS Ray Carling who's keen to experience London's nightlife.

Frustrated by each other's stubbornness, the friction between Alex and Gene heats up. However, as the two titans collide, it becomes apparent there is more than just a professional tension emerging.

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2008

4/5 Stars

Production Country: UK

Main Cast

Image for Philip GlenisterPhilip Glenister...Gene Hunt
Image for Keeley HawesKeeley Hawes...Alex Drake
Dean Andrews...DS Ray Carling, Ray Carling
Marshall Lancaster...Chris Skelton
Montserrat Lombard...Shaz Granger
Steve Munroe...DC Terry
Joseph Long...Luigi
Geff Francis...Viv James
Grace Vance...Molly Drake
Charles Walters...DC Romeo
Image for Amelia BullAmelia Bull...Caroline Price
Image for Daniel MaysDaniel Mays...Jim Keats
Adrian Dunbar...Martin Summers
Image for Stephen Campbell MooreStephen Campbell Moore...Evan White
Andrew Clover...The Clown, The Clown/Tim Price
Mason Kayne...Ghost, Young PC, Young PC/Ghost
Lucy Cole...Young Alex
Image for Roger AllamRoger Allam...Det. Supt. Mackintosh
Charlie Roe...Pathologist
Sean Harris...Arthur Layton