Ashes to Ashes: Series 1 (2008)

Ashes to Ashes: Series 1

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Critic Consensus: Its period setting and twisty plots help make Ashes to Ashes an enjoyable watch, even if its premise varies only slightly from its predecessor, Life on Mars.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2009
Air date: Mar 14, 2009
Air date: Mar 21, 2009
Air date: Mar 28, 2009
Air date: Apr 4, 2009
Air date: Apr 11, 2009
Air date: Apr 18, 2009
Air date: Apr 25, 2009

Season Info

"Ashes To Ashes" takes you back to 'the decade that taste forgot', the 1980s. The series revels in nostalgia, providing plenty of sight jokes and, of course, a brand new car for Hunt. DCI Hunt has left the relative comfort of the Greater Manchester Police to take on the 'southern nancys' of London, where he once again acquires a time-travelling sidekick, this time in the sexy and smart DI Alex Drake. Alex's journey began back in 2008 when she was shot during a botched kidnapping of her daughter … More

Cast

Philip Glenister
Philip Glenister
as DCI Gene Hunt
Keeley Hawes
Keeley Hawes
as DI Alex Drake
Marshall Lancaster
Marshall Lancaster
as DC Chris Skelton
Dean Andrews
Dean Andrews
as DS Ray Carling
Montserrat Lombard
Montserrat Lombard
as WPC Sharon 'Shaz' Gr...
Amelia Bullmore
Amelia Bullmore
as Caroline Price
Geff Francis
Geff Francis
as Viv James
Andrew Clover
Andrew Clover
as The Clown
Grace Vance
Grace Vance
as Molly Drake
Dan Fredenburgh
Dan Fredenburgh
as Simon Neary
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Critic Reviews for Ashes to Ashes: Series 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

It's a heady time warp story, often cold and harrowing, but the tongue-in-cheek period-setting levels it out.

Full Review… | March 17, 2009
Philadelphia Weekly

The creators of Life on Mars, Mathew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, are still in top form.

Full Review… | March 12, 2009
IGN Movies

This may be the most pleasant surprise TV fans will get all year.

Full Review… | March 7, 2009
HollywoodChicago.com

It's quite enjoyable.

Full Review… | March 7, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

By and large, Ashes seems to be following the standard sequel template--do what the original did, only just different enough that people can pretend what we're seeing is new.

Full Review… | March 7, 2009
AV Club
Top Critic

Ashes to Ashes doesn't sucker punch us with the inanities of political correctness, but nudges enough to make us wish that it were what we were all still fighting over.

Full Review… | February 7, 2009
New York Times
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