History Series / LifeOnMars2006

9th Mar '16 1:54:53 AM Morgenthaler
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--> '''Gene:''' And maybe Enoch Powell's throwing one up ShirleyBassey.

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--> '''Gene:''' And maybe Enoch Powell's throwing one up ShirleyBassey.Music/ShirleyBassey.
8th Mar '16 1:50:19 AM Mad_Spy
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The most rational explanation is that he's in some kind of coma, as messages from 2006 keep entering his head. But Sam's 1973 is so perfectly detailed, right down to details far too minute for him to imagine, that he has no idea what is going on.

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The most rational explanation is that he's in some kind of coma, as messages from 2006 keep entering his head. But Sam's 1973 is so perfectly detailed, right down to details far 20far too minute for him to imagine, that he has no idea what is going on.



* FalseFlagOperation: The series finale, episode 208.

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* FalseFlagOperation: The series finale, episode 208.2-08.
5th Feb '16 6:50:40 AM Belphegor
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** In early episodes he is shown to be a competent copper, who, while violence is always an option, can actually work things out, and is occassionally a step ahead of Sam. Philip Glenister did admit he was somewhat saddened by the retreat into 'Bad Cop'.

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** In early episodes he is shown to be a competent copper, who, while violence is always an option, can actually work things out, and is occassionally occasionally a step ahead of Sam. Philip Glenister did admit he was somewhat saddened by the retreat into 'Bad Cop'.



** Episode 2-5 has a unique twist: a man, Simon Lamb, has had his wife and daughter kidnapped in order to get Grahame Bathurst, a teenager who was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend a few years previously, set free because the kidnapper believes him to be innocent. At one point, Simon desperately confesses to having committed the murder so that the police can set Grahame free, although the police don't believe him. It is eventually revealed that Simon was targeted because the kidnapper ([[spoiler: the murdered girl's father]]) also believes him to be guilty, but this is chalked up to the kidnapper having become deranged through bottling up his suspicions. At the very ends of the episode, Sam and Gene realize an important detail which points to [[spoiler: Simon Lamb being the actual killer, meaning that Simon attempted to frame himself earlier in the episode and the murdered girl's father's plot to kidnap Simon's family was an attempt to get the police to re-open the case]]

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** Episode 2-5 has a unique twist: a man, Simon Lamb, has had his wife and daughter kidnapped in order to get Grahame Bathurst, a teenager who was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend a few years previously, set free because the kidnapper believes him to be innocent. At one point, Simon desperately confesses to having committed the murder so that the police can set Grahame free, although the police don't believe him. It is eventually revealed that Simon was targeted because the kidnapper ([[spoiler: the ([[spoiler:the murdered girl's father]]) also believes him to be guilty, but this is chalked up to the kidnapper having become deranged through bottling up his suspicions. At the very ends of the episode, Sam and Gene realize an important detail which points to [[spoiler: Simon Lamb being the actual killer, meaning that Simon attempted to frame himself earlier in the episode and the murdered girl's father's plot to kidnap Simon's family was an attempt to get the police to re-open the case]]
31st Dec '15 10:58:30 AM TheLyniezian
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* ChainedToABed: Sam ends up like this (and naked) after standing up to a crime lord, so that they can take blackmail pictures of him. Gene, to whom Sam has been ranting about 'coppers have to be above reproach', ends up discovering him and is beside himself with glee at the sight. So much so, that he invites DC Annie Cartwright into the room. Moral of the story: don't piss off crime lords. Or Gene Hunt. (Cartwright later admits she rather liked [[ShirtlessScene what she saw though]].)

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* ChainedToABed: Sam ends up like this (and naked) after standing up to a crime lord, so that they can take blackmail pictures of him. Gene, to whom Sam has been ranting about 'coppers have to be above reproach', ends up discovering him and is beside himself with glee at the sight. So much so, that he invites DC WPC Annie Cartwright into the room. Moral of the story: don't piss off crime lords. Or Gene Hunt. (Cartwright later admits she rather liked [[ShirtlessScene what she saw though]].)
12th Nov '15 11:53:13 AM FF32
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* HollywoodTourettes: And a ChekhovsGunman to boot.



* TourettesShitcockSyndrome: And a ChekhovsGunman to boot.
21st Jun '15 8:35:16 AM TheLyniezian
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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: The premise of the series involves Sam's trying to get to grips with, or inevitable conflicts with, the world and police force of 1973.
22nd Apr '15 10:50:47 AM lozziebee
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* ThematicThemeTune: Surprisingly fitting, given it was written 30 years before the show. The lyrics are about a girl escaping domestic Violence by her Dad on her Mum, and she escapes into the make-believe world of the cinema. Plus it contains lyrics such as

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* ThematicThemeTune: Surprisingly fitting, given it was written 30 years before the show. Life on Mars by David Bowie. The lyrics are about a girl escaping domestic Violence by her Dad on her Mum, and she violence escapes into the make-believe world of the cinema. cinema as well as referencing the growth of consumer culture and the [[spoiler:overall premise being purgatorial rather than time travel]]. Plus it contains lyrics such as as:



plus all the foreshadowing of the 80's and growth of consumer culture (which obviously Bowie couldn't know). Plus there is the twist at the end of Ashes to Ashes, which explains the whole 'is it real?' premise.
22nd Apr '15 10:36:05 AM lozziebee
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* ThematicThemeTune: Surprisingly fitting, given it was written 30 years before the show. The lyrics are about a girl escaping domestic Violence by her Dad on her Mum, and she escapes into the make-believe world of the cinema. Plus it contains lyrics such as
-> [[AC: Take a look at the Lawman/Beating up the wrong guy/Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know/He's in the best selling show]]

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* ThematicThemeTune: Surprisingly fitting, given it was written 30 years before the show. The lyrics are about a girl escaping domestic Violence by her Dad on her Mum, and she escapes into the make-believe world of the cinema. Plus it contains lyrics such as
-> [[AC: Take
as
--> ''Take
a look at the Lawman/Beating up the wrong guy/Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know/He's in the best selling show]]show''
9th Mar '15 1:27:06 PM LongLiveHumour
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** Sam and Annie pose as "TonyBlair" and "Cherie Blair". When Gene pops up unexpectedly, Sam promptly dubs him "GordonBrown".

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** Sam and Annie pose as "TonyBlair" "UsefulNotes/TonyBlair" and "Cherie Blair". When Gene pops up unexpectedly, Sam promptly dubs him "GordonBrown"."UsefulNotes/GordonBrown".
20th Feb '15 1:00:19 PM Last_Hussar
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** In early episodes he is shown to be a competent copper, who, while violence is always an option, can actually work things out, and is occassionally a step ahead of Sam. Philip Glenister did admit he was somewhat saddened by the retreat into 'Bad Cop'.


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** And Sam looking for his Dad, in the company of Gene Hunt.


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* ThematicThemeTune: Surprisingly fitting, given it was written 30 years before the show. The lyrics are about a girl escaping domestic Violence by her Dad on her Mum, and she escapes into the make-believe world of the cinema. Plus it contains lyrics such as
-> [[AC: Take a look at the Lawman/Beating up the wrong guy/Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know/He's in the best selling show]]
plus all the foreshadowing of the 80's and growth of consumer culture (which obviously Bowie couldn't know). Plus there is the twist at the end of Ashes to Ashes, which explains the whole 'is it real?' premise.
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