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Time Travel Television Series

Life on Mars

P r i n c i p a l   C a s t
  DI Sam Tyler
DCI Gene Hunt
WPC Annie Cartwright
DC Chris Skelton
DS Ray Carling
John Simm
Philip Glenister
Liz White
Marshall Lancaster
Dean Andrews
S y n o p s i s

"My Name is Sam Tyler.
I had an accident and woke up in 1973.
Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time?"

  Detective Sam Tyler is a modern day policeman investigating murders in Manchester, England when is involved in a car accident that transports him 30 years into the past.

Not knowing where to turn Sam visits his police precinct to discover a tough Chief Inspector Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) running the show. Sam tries to fit into the precinct and discover why he is in the past and if there is anyway he can return to his own time.

G e t t i n g   A r o u n d   I n   T i m e

Sam Tyler is transported to 1973 via a traumatic accident.

R e v i e w

Managing to sucessfully capture elements of both the police procedural and the time travel genre Life On Mars makes for a enjoyable show. The show puts time travel's ability to juxtapose two different time periods to good use. It's amazing to see how much has changed in 30+ years both in terms of police procedures and technology as well as societial attitudes.

R e l a t e d   L i n k s
Life on Mars - BBC

The offical BBC site for Life on Mars with episode guides, cast bios, soundtrack listing, trivia quiz, photo gallery and screensavers.

Review of Life on Mars - Hollywood Reporter

An overivew of the series Life on Mars from the Hollywood Reporter.

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Review Posted: 2006-03-19
Review Updated: 2008-12-24