Life on Mars is a police drama with science fiction elements that was broadcast on BBC One in two eight-episode series in 2006 and 2007. In it, Manchester DCI Sam Tyler is hit by a car in 2006 and subsequently finds himself in 1973, as a new transfer to the Manchester department. There, he has to contend with boorish, brash commanding officer Gene Hunt, outdated technology, and 1970s social mores, while grappling with a bigger question: Has he gone mad, is he comatose, or has he travelled back in time? Life on Mars won several awards, including the International Emmy for drama in 2006 and the BAFTAs' Audience Award in 2007. An American version of the show is being produced by David E. Kelley. Most of Life on Mars' main characters reappear in Ashes to Ashes, a follow-up series which premiered in 2008 and features a female detective familiar with Sam's story who finds herself in 1981 London.

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BBC: Life On Mars
Official site for the show features an overview of the show, background on the 1970s, episode guides, song lists, character and actor profiles, wallpapers and screensavers.
Fans of Life On Mars
LiveJournal community featuring fan discussion and fiction.
The Internet Movie Database: "Life on Mars" (2006)
Cast and crew listings, episode and filming details, quotes and trivia.
Life in Print
Blog features news and articles.
Life on Mars TV
Weblog covering news about the original show, the U.S. remake and the spinoff "Ashes to Ashes."
Wikipedia: Life on Mars (TV series)
Detailed article covering the programme's production, music, storyline and trivia.
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