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Life on Mars

Episode #104

When the body of a beautiful young woman is found, DCI Gene Hunt fears a serial killer he thought he'd sent down in the late '60s may still be at large. For Sam, the victim, a beauty rep like his Aunt Heather, triggers vivid recollections of childhood. Utilizing his knowledge of modern surveillance techniques, Sam is led to middle-class suburbia, where a local car dealer is throwing private parties employing the poorly paid make-up girls to "help out" when the lights go down and the wife-swapping begins. Sam and Annie go undercover as a young swinging couple to infiltrate the swinging world of Blue Nun and lava lamps.
[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 Confused by his new and outdated surroundings, Sam impatiently tries to return to the present.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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