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Life on Mars UK - (S01E05)

Crime . Mystery . Drama

A football fan is killed, and Sam fears further violence in the run up to an important local derby. He and DCI Hunt mount an undercover operation in a pub to catch the suspects. Sam realises that the match is the last one he attended with his father.

Episode Title: Episode 5
Airs: 2006-02-6 at 09:00 pm
  • Jennifer Armstrong

    It's Quantum Leap meets The Streets of San Francisco--with narry a C, S, or I in sight. [28 Jul 2006, p.56]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    Surreal and harrowing.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Robert Abele

    Don’t mistake the slick-but-not-stupid Life on Mars for brain-bending sci-fi or Austin Powers-style farce. Aside from the psychological stress of its star... this is actually at heart an old-school cops-and-robbers show, with that dash of Twilight Zone to give it 21st-century cachet.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Melanie McFarland

    Plain wonderful.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    The show is exceptionally well made from top to bottom and pulls you in and pulls you along, owing not least to a host of terrific performances.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Aaron Barnhart

    It’s an ambitious and ever-shifting examination of the lack of foresight in a culture addicted to rapid change.

    Kansas City Star Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    "Life on Mars" has the makings of an intoxicating treat, proving how far a little atmosphere can go in breathing life into a format that occasionally appears close to flatlining.

    Variety Full Review

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  • manchester

  • car accident

  • life on mars

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  • police detective

  • racial issues

  • role reversal

  • british tv

  • buddy cop

  • coma

  • cult tv

  • detective

  • female police officer

  • ford cortina

  • manchester england

  • title based on song

  • surrealism

  • hospital

  • police

  • gender issues

  • ambiguity

  • culture shock

  • father son relationship

  • hallucination

  • outsider

  • police brutality

  • hit and run