May 24th, 2010

life on mars

Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes: Best TV series ever?



I can’t get the last episode of Ashes to Ashes out of my head. I didn’t engage in any speculation before because I like to be surprised. Now I realise that every single incident in the (four) series is significant, I want to watch the whole lot again to pick up on them.

A while ago I wrote about PC George Dixon. I thought ending the series with a Dixon clip was brilliant but it was only when talking to someone yesterday about the programme that it occurred to me just how brilliant. Because George Dixon is a dead copper. He dies in the film The Blue Lamp and is then resurrected in order to work on the same beat forever (well, for twenty years). Little did we guess!