Tuesday, 6 February 2007

"Life on Mars" - Radio Times cover 2


Actually more like 2b as this isn't actually what you will see on the newsagent's shelves, rather it's on page 3 behind a 2007 format version using the same photo. A bit of a shame they couldn't have had the balls to use this retro one properly but I guess the bogus date and (more importantly) the 5p cover price might have been a risky strategy.

We've had to wait 50 weeks since the end of series one and this set of episodes will be the last. However a US version (produced by David E Kelley) is in development and there is talk of a spin-off entitled "Ashes to Ashes" set in 1981 still featuring the Gene Hunt character. The very fact that the latter idea can be does rather point to a specific resolution to the central mystery of the show though. I'm afraid I'm already resigned to having an unsatisfactory conclusion as I feel there's been an ineptness in production that flaws both the 'real' and 'imagined' theories.

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