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Life on Mars

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 9 months

Drama series about a Manchester detective who suffers a near-fatal car crash and wakes up in what seems to be 1973.

Sam is finally accepting of this world, until he comes face to face with his 29-year-old dad, Vic Tyler. Vic is a small time gambler who unwittingly finds himself at the centre of a murder enquiry. Gene is convinced that Vic is his link to nailing a new crime syndicate and is prepared to put Vic's life on the line to get to them.

As Sam moves to protect his own father he embarks upon an emotional journey as he pieces together a childhood memory and finally uncovers the truth about his father, a truth that will change him forever. Show less

Contributors

Sam Tyler:
John Simm
Annie Cartwright:
Liz White
Ray Carling:
Dean Andrews
Chris Skelton:
Marshall Lancaster
Phyllis Dobbs:
Noreen Kershaw

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