Life on Mars

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Life on Mars
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Premiere January 9, 2006
Finale April 10, 2007
Creator Matthew Graham
Tony Jordan
Ashley Pharoah
Network BBC One
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Kudos Film and Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 16
Origin UK
:This article is on the original BBC series for the American remake see Life on Mars (USA).

Life on Mars is a combination of time travel, cop-buddy and police procedural-type show. Sam Tyler is a modern day (2008) police officer in Manchester, England. While hunting for a kidnapper, he is struck by a vehicle and "wakes up" in 1973. Sam is unsure if he has actually traveled through time, is insane, or simply hallucinating everything. He hopes that by figuring out why he is in 1973, he can figure out how to return to the modern day.

The series is followed by Ashes to Ashes.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
John Simm DI Sam Tyler 1 2
Philip Glenister DCI Gene Hunt 1 2
Liz White DC Annie Cartwright 1 2
Dean Andrews DS Ray Carling 1 2
Marshall Lancaster DC Chris Skelton 1 2
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Noreen Kershaw Phyllis Dobbs 1 2
Tony Marshall Nelson 1 2

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
BBC One
Season One January 9, 2006 February 27, 2006 8
Season Two February 13, 2007 April 10, 2007 8

In-Depth

  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Music: The tracks used in each episode

DVD and Blu-ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete Series One and Two September 10, 2007 8

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Season Sets
The Complete Series One May 15, 2006 4

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The Complete Series Two April 16, 2007 4

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Season Sets: Region 1
Series 1 July 28, 2009 4

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Series 2 November 24, 2009 4

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Blu-ray

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete Series One October 27, 2008 2

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The Complete Series Two October 27, 2008 2

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