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Life on Mars

Episode #102

At a loss to discover the guilty party in a spate of armed robberies, A-Division goes to prison to escort notorious safe-cracker Dickie Fingers (Steve Evets) back to CID. However, as they transport him out of jail, they are set upon by a dangerous gang who will stop at nothing to get their hands on Fingers. As his mentor, Superintendent Harry Woolf, presides over the investigation, DCI Gene Hunt is keener than ever to show off his team's effectiveness, and they head straight for chief suspect Arnold Malone (Stephen Bent) who tips them off about the next robbery. Jaws drop in the CID unit when their first black team member arrives, DC Glenn Fletcher. Sam is taken aback - not because Fletcher's black, but because Fletcher's his mentor from his old life. Glenn becomes the butt of Ray's shockingly racist jibes, and yet seems happy to put up with it - something the present-day, older Glenn Fletcher would never do.
[51 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Smart, savvy, sharp-suited detective Sam has his world turned upside down when the hunt for a cold-blooded murderer becomes a desperate rescue mission for his own girlfriend and fellow cop Maya. After a near-fatal car accident, Sam is mysteriously transported back to 1973 - only four years after he was born. Confused by his new and outdated surroundings, Sam impatiently tries to return to the present. But the police force of long ago needs his help, not least in solving a parallel crime. Can Sam overcome their rough and ready ways and maddening lack of forensic technology? Will he be able to get back to the present day and find Maya? Has Sam gone crazy? Is he in a coma? Or has he really travelled back in time?

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