Ashes to Ashes


Ashes to Ashes
Ashes to Ashes features DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) from Life on Mars. He is joined by an experienced female detective and trained psychologist from the 21st century, DI Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes), who wakes up in 1981 after being shot in 2008. She concludes that she is either a second away from life, or a second away from death. Also reappearing are Chris Skelton (Marshall Lancaster) and Ray Carling (Dean Andrews). All have transferred to the Metropolitan Police in London, and Chris and Ray remain loyal to Gene. Augmenting the team is WPC Sharon 'Shaz' Granger (Montserrat Lombard).

Genre: Action and Adventure, Drama

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    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Thu, May 20, 2010

      Tension mounts in the last ever episode of Ashes to Ashes as Gene Hunt and his team are investigating a diamond heist. But Alex is distracted and, with encouragement from Jim Keats, she decides to pursue her own investigation to the bitter end.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Thu, May 13, 2010

      Jim Keats has almost finished his report, but he's still pushing Alex to find out what really happened to Sam Tyler. Reports come in of a disturbance at an illegal drinking den. The men at the club dismiss it as nothing, but Ray spots blood on the floor.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Thu, May 6, 2010

      All hell has broken loose at Fenchurch East prison; the inmates are rioting and Gene is ready to go in all guns blazing. However, things don't go to plan; the riot team is hugely outnumbered, and in the chaos of the retreat Sgt Viv James is left behind.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Thu, Apr 29, 2010

      Gene Hunt's former colleagues DCI Litton and DI Bevan show up; they're in pursuit of northern comic Frank Hardwick who's wanted for stealing from the Police Widows Fund. However, Gene and Alex are suspicious of their real motive.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Thu, Apr 22, 2010

      Gene Hunt and the team are hot on the trail of a van they believe contains a large amount of heroin. When the Quattro blocks the van's escape route, the team is faced with a woman brandishing a sawn-off shotgun.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Thu, Apr 15, 2010

      It's the run up to the 1983 General Election and pressure is mounting on Gene Hunt and his team as they investigate politically motivated arson attacks. Meanwhile, Alex is still being haunted by the police officer with the 6-6-20 epaulette numbers.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Thu, Apr 8, 2010

      When DC Chris Skelton opens CID's mail and discovers a human hand, Gene Hunt and his team have a murder to solve. The trail leads them to a dating agency and Alex soon finds herself posing as a lonely single when she goes undercover.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Thu, Apr 1, 2010

      The team is working on the kidnapping of a young girl. The girl's father wants to go it alone and when newly promoted Ray Carling panics while running the sting, it seems the family may have been better off without CID's involvement.

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    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sun, Jun 7, 2009

      Alex has caught a hospital infection and knows the doctors in 2008 are losing hope for her. Alex desperately needs Gene's help, but to get it would involve telling him the truth about who she is and where she's from.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sun, May 31, 2009

      What looks like a simple drug sale at a building site turns into a murder case when CID find a body buried in concrete. All the while, Alex is waiting, convinced that she's recovering in the hospital and will wake up soon.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sun, May 24, 2009

      A dead body found floating in a canal is identified as Colin Mitchell, a man recently reported missing by his glamorous wife, Donna. Alex's profiling skills start to fail as she undergoes surgery back in the present day.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sun, May 17, 2009

      When a violent burglary occurs at Alex's in-laws' house, she comes face-to-face with their son Peter - the 14-year-old future-father of Molly! Alex is desperate to help Molly's grandparents all she can, but Gene dismisses the case as trivial.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sun, May 10, 2009

      There's a visitor from Gene Hunt's old stomping ground of Manchester. Jackie Queen is a journalist who's had run-ins with Gene in the past and this time she has a surprise in store.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sun, May 3, 2009

      Animal rights activists have threatened a series of attacks in London and Gene orders his team not to sleep until those responsible are behind bars. Meanwhile, Alex worries that hope is fading for her survival in the present day.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sun, Apr 26, 2009

      The team is on the hunt for major vehicle thief Jed Wicklow, but when a car chase leads to his death, Gene stands accused of causing it through reckless driving. Alex is adamant that the crash wasn't Gene's fault.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sun, Apr 19, 2009

      When a dead man is found in a Soho strip club, it looks like a sex game gone wrong. So when the deceased is discovered to be a police officer, Gene and Alex are ordered to keep the case under wraps.

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    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Wed, Mar 26, 2008

      It's the biggest day of Alex's life: the day her parents were killed. She believes that if she can prevent this from happening she can leave the prison of 1981 and get back to her daughter Molly.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Wed, Mar 19, 2008

      Money collected for charity has been stolen, and the only lead is the man who raised it. And when Gene is humiliated on TV, he resorts to his 'fists first, questions later' method. Can Alex prevent Gene going off the rails?

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Wed, Mar 12, 2008

      Alex thinks she's close to death and has to keep her brain alive by solving the case: a raid at a Post Office. For once, Alex needs Gene to be strong for her. She fears she can't solve the case alone and is desperate not to die in 1981.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Wed, Mar 5, 2008

      Simon Neary is a gangster Gene has wanted to nail for years. When the team discovers that his latest deal is to obtain guns, the case takes on another imperative for Alex. Is stopping the guns a way to stop herself getting shot in 2008?

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Wed, Feb 27, 2008

      When the body of a worker at a nuclear research center disappears from the morgue, it smacks of conspiracy to Alex. Was Martin Kennedy killed because he had proof the government was testing neutron bombs?

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Wed, Feb 20, 2008

      When a prostitute complains of rape, Alex has a tough time convincing Gene to take the case seriously. Has Alex's determination got the better of her, and is her effort to prove a point masking her judgment?

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Wed, Feb 13, 2008

      It's the week of the Royal Wedding, and CID is under pressure to keep the streets quiet. Realizing she is stuck here for now, Alex is desperate for escapism. As bombs threaten to ruin Charles and Diana's big day, Gene needs Alex to stop being distracted.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Wed, Feb 6, 2008

      When DI Alex Drake is shot and lands in 1981, she comes face-to-face with DCI Gene Hunt, the relic of old-fashioned policing she read about. Alex thinks she is in a coma and needs Hunt's help to go after the man who shot her in 2008.

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