Ashes to Ashes

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Ashes to Ashes
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Premiere February 7, 2008
Finale May 21, 2010
Creator Matthew Graham,
Ashley Pharoah
Network/Provider BBC One
BBC America (USA)
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Kudos Film and Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 24
Origin UK
"My name is Alex Drake. I've just been shot and that bullet has taken me back to 1981. I may be one second away from life, or one second away from death. All I know is that I have to keep fighting: fight to live, fight to see my daughter, fight to get home."

Ashes to Ashes is a followup to Life on Mars based on the same premise. It is 1981 and DCI Gene Hunt and his faithful sidekicks have moved on to the London Metropolitan Police where they team up with DI Alex Drake. A single mother, Drake is a psychological profiler in the ranks of the Met in modern 2008, but after having been shot she suddenly finds herself thrown back in time, just like Sam Tyler whose detailed reports she has read.



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Philip Glenister DCI Gene Hunt * * *
Keeley Hawes DI Alex Drake * * *
Dean Andrews DS Ray Carling * * *
Marshall Lancaster DC Chris Skelton * * *
Montserrat Lombard WPC Sharon "Shaz" Granger * * *
Daniel Mays Officer Jim Keats *
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Amelia Bullmore Caroline Price *
Stephen Campbell Moore Evan White *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One February 7, 2008 March 27, 2008 8
Season Two April 20, 2009 June 8, 2009 8
Season Three April 2, 2010 May 21, 2010 8

In Depth

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

DVD Releases

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