Ashes to Ashes |
Ashes to Ashes
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Catherine Morshead, Jonny Campbell, David Drury, Bille Eltringham, Ben Bolt, Philip John, Jamie Payne, Alrick Riley
Matthew Graham, Ashley Pharoah, Julie Rutterford, Mark Greig, Jack Lothian, Mick Ford, Nicole Taylor, Tom Butterworth, Chris Hurford, James Payne
Simon Crawford Collins, Jane Featherstone, Matthew Graham, Beth Willis, Ashley Pharoah, Helga Dowie, Patrick Schweitzer, Howard Burch, Sue Calverley, Alison Jackson, Piers Wenger
Philip Glenister - Gene Hunt (24 episodes 2008-2010), Keeley Hawes - Alex Drake (24 episodes 2008-2010), Dean Andrews - Ray Carling (24 episodes 2008-2010), Marshall Lancaster - Chris Skelton (24 episodes 2008-2010), Montserrat Lombard - Shaz Granger (24 episodes 2008-2010), Joseph Long - Luigi (23 episodes 2008-2010), Geff Francis - Viv James (22 episodes 2008-2010), Grace Vance - Molly Drake (17 episodes 2008-2010), Amelia Bullmore - Caroline Price (9 episodes 2008-2009), Daniel Mays - Jim Keats (8 episodes 2010), Adrian Dunbar - Martin Summers (8 episodes 2009), Stephen Campbell Moore - Evan White (8 episodes 2008), Andrew Clover - The Clown (8 episodes 2008), Mason Kayne - Ghost (7 episodes 2010), Lucy Cole - Young Alex (6 episodes 2008), Roger Allam - Det. Supt. Mackintosh (4 episodes 2009), Charlie Roe - Pathologist (4 episodes 2009-2010), Sean Harris - Arthur Layton (2 episodes 2008), Michael Gould - Pathologist (2 episodes 2009), Shaun Evans - P.C. Kevin Hales (2 episodes 2009), Stanley Townsend - Jason Sacks (1 episode 2010), Steven Robertson - Paul Thordy (1 episode 2010), Eva Birthistle - Jenette (1 episode 2009), Gwilym Lee - Young Summers (1 episode 2009), Sam Spruell - Trevor Riley (1 episode 2009), Sara Stewart - Gaynor Mason (1 episode 2009), Phil Davis - Chas Cale (1 episode 2008), Rupert Graves - Danny Moore (1 episode 2008), Adam James - Edward Markham (1 episode 2008), Lydia Leonard - Sara Templeton (1 episode 2008), Matthew Macfadyen - Gil Hollis (1 episode 2008), Geoffrey Palmer - Lord Scarman (1 episode 2008), Claire Rushbrook - Trixie Walsh (1 episode 2008), Russell Tovey - Marcus Johnstone (1 episode 2008), David Bradley - Robin Elliot (1 episode 2009), Tom Georgeson - Stanley Mitchell (1 episode 2009), Aidan Kelly - Tiny Tim (1 episode 2009), Ruth Millar - Jackie Queen (1 episode 2009), Joseph Millson - Dr. Battleford (1 episode 2009), Sophie Stanton - Marjorie Drake (1 episode 2009), Thomas Lockyer - Eric Hoorsten (1 episode 2010), Lucian Msamati - Tobias Ndbele (1 episode 2010), Leo Bill - Ryan Burns (1 episode 2008), Christopher Fairbank - David Bonds (1 episode 2008), Dan Fredenburgh - Simon Neary (1 episode 2008), Paul Thornley - Ian Kay (1 episode 2008), Anna Wilson-Jones - Joan Cale (1 episode 2008), John Bowe - Ralph Jarvis (1 episode 2009), Rita Davies - Elsie Staines (1 episode 2009), Daisy Haggard - Donna Mitchell (1 episode 2009), David Kennedy - DCI Carnegie (1 episode 2009), Rory Kinnear - Jeremy (1 episode 2009), Ellie Paskell - Alva (1 episode 2009), Pooky Quesnel - Ruth Irvine (1 episode 2009), Joe Absolom - Andy Smith (1 episode 2010), Estella Daniels - Tsitsi (1 episode 2010), Beth Goddard - Elaine Downing (1 episode 2010), Tony Marshall - Nelson (1 episode 2010), Simon Merrells - David Blonde (1 episode 2010), Lee Ross - DCI Litton (1 episode 2010), Zoe Telford - Louise Gardiner (1 episode 2010), Nicole Charles - Nina Akaboa (1 episode 2008), Sid Mitchell - Billy Dane (1 episode 2008), Jay Simpson - Reeks (1 episode 2008), Stephen Wight - George Bonds (1 episode 2008), Paola Dionisotti - Old Mother (1 episode 2009), Anna Nightingale - Sally (1 episode 2009), Kirsty Leigh Porter - Rachel Lessing (1 episode 2009), Graeme Rooney - Adrian Mansfield (1 episode 2009), Tanya Franks - Marjorie Blonde (1 episode 2010), Henry Garrett - Steve Smith (1 episode 2010), Nicholas Gleaves - DI Jeff Bevan (1 episode 2010), Peter Guinness - Terry Stafford (1 episode 2010), Stuart Hall - Commentator (1 episode 2010), Simon Kunz - Anders De Villiers (1 episode 2010), Nicholas Sidi - Graham McClean (1 episode 2010), Amelda Brown - Elaine Bonds (1 episode 2008), Asa Butterfield - Donny (1 episode 2008), Bryan Dick - Daniel Stafford (1 episode 2010), Nick Haverson - Colin Dawson (1 episode 2010), Jadie Rose Hobson - Dorothy Blonde (1 episode 2010), Jon House - Policeman (1 episode 2010), Roy Hudd - Frank Hardwick (1 episode 2010), Katie Lyons - Karen Smith (1 episode 2010), Madhav Sharma - Mr Chatterjee (1 episode 2008), Dorian Lough - Michael Lafferty (1 episode 2009), Perry Millward - Peter Drake (1 episode 2009), Bill Moody - Bill (1 episode 2009), Jane Bertish - Therapist (1 episode 2010), Camille Coduri - Gloria (1 episode 2010), Gabriel Fleary - South African Man (1 episode 2010), Robert Gwilym - Fire Chief (1 episode 2010), Paul Moriarty - DCI Wilson (1 episode 2010), Dean Nolan - Builder (1 episode 2010), Geoffrey Streatfeild - New arrival (1 episode 2010), Neal Barry - Mickey Dillon (1 episode 2009), Jason Haigh - Colin Mitchell (1 episode 2009), Dragan Micanovic - Tomascz (1 episode 2009), Robert Portal - Nigel Pattison (1 episode 2009), Ellena Stacey - Carley (1 episode 2009), Matthew Amroliwala - Newsreader (1 episode 2010), Ryan Pope - Shorty (1 episode 2010), Rupert Simonian - Harris (1 episode 2010), Charlie Wernham - Barney Wright (1 episode 2010), Robert Wilfort - Rick Travers (1 episode 2010), Jeremy Clyde - Chief Super (1 episode 2008), Dean Bardini - Terry (1 episode 2009), Sophie Bleasdale - Debbie Hall (1 episode 2009), Peter Cadwell - Brendan (1 episode 2009), Diane Langton - Julia (1 episode 2009), Rory MacGregor - Bryan Drake (1 episode 2009), Mark Straker - Doctor (1 episode 2009), Simon Bates - Radio DJ (1 episode 2010), Jack James - Doctor (1 episode 2010), Mathew Baynton - Tom Robinson (1 episode 2008), Oliver Coleman - City Boy (1 episode 2008), Troy Glasgow - Ska Boy (1 episode 2008), Michael Hadley - Harvey Dunn (1 episode 2008), Darren Machin - Jimmy (1 episode 2008), Pamela Merrick - Marcus's Mum (1 episode 2008), Brett Allen - Blagger 1 (1 episode 2009), Ben Bishop - Gang Member (1 episode 2009), Darren Clarke - Mechanic (1 episode 2009), Colin Haigh - Prison Warden (1 episode 2009), Gerard Monaco - Gordon Lanegan (1 episode 2009), Flaminia Cinque - Rhonda (1 episode 2010), Connor Kinehan - Small Boy (1 episode 2010), Luke Neal - Young man (1 episode 2010), Lucy Briers - Patty (1 episode 2008), Jim Creighton - Angus Ashton (1 episode 2008), Max Dowler - Police Sergeant (1 episode 2008), Lorna Gayle - Mrs Parkes (1 episode 2008), Shaw Taylor - Himself (1 episode 2008), Patricia Gannon - Cleaner (1 episode 2009), Deirdre Mullins - Nurse (1 episode 2009), Adrian Schiller - Ralph's Lawyer (1 episode 2009), Simon Sherlock - Bent Copper (1 episode 2009), Adam Shipway - Ronnie (1 episode 2010), Paul Anderson - PC Murder Suspect (1 episode 2008), Nik Howden - Scared Youth (1 episode 2008), Sarah Kants - Erin (1 episode 2008), Leanne Lakey - Street Girl 1 (1 episode 2008), Ronnie Le Drew - Zippy (1 episode 2008), Terry Wogan - Terry Wogan (1 episode 2008), Sophie Duval - Cleaner (1 episode 2009), Laura Martin-Simpson - Nurse (1 episode 2009), Chris Pollard - Rock Salmon Doyle (1 episode 2009), Natasha Naomi Rea - Girl 1 (1 episode 2009), Frog Stone - Shy Woman (1 episode 2010), Roger De Courcey - Himself (1 episode 2008), Peter Dickson - Advert Voice (1 episode 2008), Sophie Franklin - Clown Woman (1 episode 2008), Simon Kassianides - Mortuary Assistant (1 episode 2008), Mark Mander - George (1 episode 2008), Tracy Wiles - Street Girl 2 (1 episode 2008), Kirsty Armstrong - Girl 2 (1 episode 2009), Greg Donaldson - Guard (1 episode 2009), Syrus Lowe - P.C. (1 episode 2009), Matt Warman - Doctor (1 episode 2009), Reece Beaumont - Gang Kid (1 episode 2010), Perdita Avery - Fiona (1 episode 2008), Simon Molloy - Roseberry-Sykes (1 episode 2008), David Schaal - Gene Look-a-like (1 episode 2008), Roy Skelton - George (1 episode 2008), Warwick Evans - Vagrant (1 episode 2009), Guy Lankester - News Anchor (1 episode 2009), Janet Whiteside - Woman (1 episode 2009), Callum Dixon - Gnome Thief (1 episode 2008), Steve Strange - Himself (1 episode 2008), Sarah Annis - Jeremy's Wife (1 episode 2009), Sandrine Gourrou - Herself (1 episode 2008), Lauren Brooks - Charlotte Pattison (1 episode 2009), Michael McCain - DCI Garrett (1 episode 2009), Nicky Lilley - Lady Diana Spencer (1 episode 2008), Glen Stanway - SAS (1 episode 2010), Steve Munroe - DC Terry (uncredited) (24 episodes 2008-2010), Charles Walters - DC Romeo (uncredited) (16 episodes 2009-2010), Andrew Care - Prison Guard (uncredited) (2 episodes 2008), James Fiddy - Yuppie (uncredited) (1 episode 2008), Jeanie Gold - Party Goer (uncredited) (1 episode 2008), Chris Mansfield - Ted Johnson (uncredited) (1 episode 2008), Chris Wilson - MI5 Officer (uncredited) (1 episode 2008), James Currie - Prison Nurse (uncredited) (1 episode 2009), Ebony Gilbert - Moll (uncredited) (1 episode 2009), Keith Harris - Himself (uncredited) (1 episode 2009), Aaron King - Taylor (uncredited) (1 episode 2009), Georgia Maguire - Mandi (uncredited) (1 episode 2009), Declan Rodgers - Student (uncredited) (1 episode 2009), John R. Walker - Dawid Czarnecki (uncredited) (1 episode 2009), Simon John Wilson - Pimp (uncredited) (1 episode 2009), Forbes KB - Rioting Prisoner (uncredited) (1 episode 2010), Huw David Thomas - Tramp (uncredited) (1 episode 2010)
DCI Gene Hunt is back, but he's no longer the self-styled "Sheriff of Manchester." Flanked by his faithful sidekicks, Ray Carling and Chris Skelton, and drawn by the action and intrigue of the London Met, Gene's turned his attentions to taking on the "southern nancy" criminal scum. However, Gene did not expect to be thrown together with a sexy, intelligent DI Alex Drake. Single mother to daughter Molly, Alex has rapidly risen through the ranks of the Met and, in the modern world of 2008, skillfully uses psychological profiling to capture suspects. When Alex and her daughter are kidnapped, she makes a daring attempt at escape, resulting in a horrific incident. Alex suddenly finds herself in 1981, interacting with familiar characters, not just from her own lifetime, but also from the detailed reports logged by none other than Sam Tyler, which Alex previously spent months poring over. Alex is ripped from her current world of sexual equality and respect in 2008, and finds herself opposite...
- Série 1: 1. Episode #1.1 (2008). When DI Alex Drake is shot and lands in 1981, she comes face-to-face with DCI Gene Hunt, the relic of old-fashioned policing she read about in Sam Tyler's reports. Alex thinks she is in a coma and needs Hunt's help to go after Layton, the man who shot her in 2008. She is confident she knows the rules of the game, but with no contact from the outside world Alex has to contend with a terrifying possibility.
- Série 1: 2. Episode #1.2 (2008). It's the week of the Royal Wedding, and CID is under pressure to keep the streets quiet. Realising she is stuck here for now, Alex is desperate for escapism. She goes on a date with a handsome Thatcherite and makes contact with her mother, Caroline. As bombs threaten to ruin Charles and Diana's big day, Gene needs Alex to stop being distracted and acknowledge this world has the power to hurt.
- Série 1: 3. Episode #1.3 (2008). When a prostitute complains of rape, Alex has a tough time convincing Gene to take the case seriously. She is the lone voice in CID, and only the link to a recent murder victim makes Gene take the investigation further. The pursuit of the attacker takes them undercover to a fancy dress boat party, but has Alex's determination got the better of her, and is her effort to prove a point masking her judgment?
- Série 1: 4. Episode #1.4 (2008). When the body of a worker at a nuclear research centre disappears from the morgue, it smacks of conspiracy to Alex. Was Martin Kennedy killed because he had proof the government was testing neutron bombs? Gene is adamant that murder has simpler motives, and a link to Alex's mother gives him at least one suspect in an investigation that leads them onto dangerous territory.
- Série 1: 5. Episode #1.5 (2008). Simon Neary is a gangster Gene has wanted to nail for years. When the team discovers that his latest deal is to obtain guns, the case takes on another imperative for Alex. Is stopping the guns a way to stop herself getting shot in 2008? Gene is shocked by how far Alex is prepared to go, including trying to persuade Neary's young boyfriend to turn informant. Would she put a civilian at risk?
- Série 1: 6. Episode #1.6 (2008). Alex thinks she's close to death and has to keep her brain alive by solving the case: a raid at a Post Office. Gene believes the culprit is Chas Cale, a blagger he crossed swords with years ago. When Chas claims he's too ill and too old, Gene reflects on whether he too is over the hill. For once, Alex needs Gene to be strong for her. She fears she can't solve the case alone and is desperate not to die in 1981.
- Série 1: 7. Episode #1.7 (2008). Thousands of pounds collected for charity have been stolen, and the only lead is Gil Hollis, the man who raised it. Alex is sure that Gil knows more than he realises and that she can coax it out of him. But when Gene is humiliated on a TV appeal, he resorts to his 'fists first, questions later' method. Can Alex prevent Gene going off the rails just at the point when she needs to stay in control, and if she can't, will someone die?
- Série 1: 8. Episode #1.8 (2008). It's the biggest day of Alex's life: the day her parents were killed. She believes that if she can prevent this from happening she can leave the prison of 1981 and get back to her daughter Molly. With Gene waylaid by a station inspection, Alex needs to use every ounce of her strength and energy to stop the elements coming together, throw a cog into the wheel of fate, and finally return home.
- Série 2: 1. Episode #2.1 (2009). After a pep talk from new broom superintendent Mackintosh who is anxious to stamp out police corruption, Hunt and his team are called to a Soho strip club where P.C. Irvine is found dead and, to quote Hunt, "looking like Hilda Ogden" in a photograph with stripper and wannabe actress Sally. Soon after Sally is shot dead. Irvine's widow Ruth is initially evasive, chiefly because she has been having an affair with Mackintosh, but she does give the team a diary, exonerating him from extortion but putting his young colleague Kevin Hales in the frame as the officer on the make, out to silence his worthier partner. The case resolved, Chris tries to atone to Shazz for his sexist comments by performing a full strip in public.
- Série 2: 2. Episode #2.2 (2009). Gypsy car thief Jed dies after Hunt has pursued him in a high speed chase and Hunt and Mackintosh put out a cover-up story to exonerate Hunt. Drugs are found on the corpse and the whole camp is arrested including an old lady who tells Alex's fortune and recognizes her parallel existence. The deceased was known to abuse his pregnant girlfriend Alva and Alex believes that seemingly altruistic local Dr. Battleford, the camp's G.P., fed Jed lethal pills, as he was in love with Alva and is the baby's father. She is eventually proved to be right and Alex and Hunt deliver Alva's child. An even more bizarre alliance is formed when Hunt buys Alex's view that Hales was a pawn in a conspiracy to kill officer Irvine and joins the Masons to gain Mackintosh's confidence.
- Série 2: 3. Episode #2.3 (2009). Alex hears that young Hales has died in prison, endorsing her conspiracy theory, and when Mackintosh wants the case closed even Hunt starts to agree with her. After a man who runs an animal research lab and his little girl are injured by a bomber Alex visits dogged anti-vivisectionist Robin Elliot, serving a jail term for a similar attack seven years before. He seems unnervingly aware of Alex's position but offers no help when the police are told to expect more attacks. After he has starved himself to death Alex learns from his effects who is continuing his campaign. The resultant shoot-out brings her closer to recalling her life in the 2000s but a celebration of her being saved coupled with the fact that Shazz and Chris are getting engaged is soured by the news that Mackintosh wants Hunt transferred to Plymouth.
- Série 2: 4. Episode #2.4 (2009). After Alex and Hunt bug Mackintosh's office for evidence of his corruption they are visited by Jackie Queen, Hunt's journalist old flame who has come from Manchester to investigate the disappearance of teenage runaways,including her niece Rachel. A stake-out at the coach station leads to businessman Ralph Jarvis, a friend of Mackintosh,who denies everything. However Rachel appears and offers herself as bait, enabling the team to interrupt one of Jarvis's sex parties, also arresting him for another young girl's murder which Mackintosh covered up. A shoot-out between the two villains prevents Hunt's transfer to Devon but one's dying word "Rose" is a mystery which Alex believes is intended for her.
- Série 2: 5. Episode #2.5 (2009). Having heard television puppet Orville claim that she 'has made it to hospital' Alex attends at a burglary of her future in-laws and 14-year-old spouse-to-be who obviously fail to recognize her. The thief's fingerprints are those of a crook who faked his death years earlier but has had a sex change, re-emerging as home beautician Gaynor who uses her work to locate victims like the Drakes. Alex is visited by ex-cop Summers,who is also from the 2000s, and who offers her a path home by subscribing to the dodgy Operation Rose, but she is wary,knowing that it implies the corruption Hunt is anxious to kill following adverse press reports of police behaviour in the wake of the death of Mackintosh and his equally dishonest buddy.
- Série 2: 6. Episode #2.6 (2009). Colin Mitchell's corpse is found in a canal and his father Stanley points the finger at vicious loan shark Riley who once employed Colin. Alex - witnessing her successful operation in the 2000s via an out of body experience - finds Riley too obvious, even though Colin and his wife Donna were planning to flee the country to escape him, and first Stanley, then Hunt, are assaulted by Riley's goons. Hunt terrorizes Riley in a junk-yard but Alex's belief in his innocence is eventually exonerated. Shazz and Chris, after arguing, agree on their wedding plans.
- Série 2: 7. Episode #2.7 (2009). Alex and DCI Hunt lead a raid on a construction site where a drug deal is being finalized. They also discover a partially buried body in a bed of freshly poured cement. For Hunt, making the drug bust and finding the the body is just a bit too convenient. He suspects the building site foreman of being up to something but can't quite put his finger on it. He soon realizes however that someone on the team is leaking information and he sets an elaborate trap to learn who it is. Alex meanwhile knows she's about to come out of surgery in her waking life and Summers, the rogue copper from her own time, warns her that her time is running short. She is shocked however when she meets the young PC Summers who approaches Hunt with a story about crooked cops and requesting his assistance.
- Série 2: 8. Episode #2.8 (2009). A voice from the future tells Alex she must fight post-op infection, which she interprets as Summers. Hunt's grass 'Rock Salmon' Doyle is murdered after divulging an upcoming heist, which Alex realizes is Operation Rose, in which corrupt cops will rob a bullion van. She even pinpoints where the crime will take place, correctly leading to successful arrests and several deaths, including Summers. And so she wakes up in hospital in her own time, free at last... except for an annoying face which crops up on her television screen.
- Série 3: 1. Episode #3.1 (2010). Alex wakes up to find herself back in 1983 where Gene Hunt is on the run after shooting her, three months previously. His unit is being run by none other than Ray! Meanwhile the rest of the unit in involved with the abduction of Dorothy, a young girl, on her way to school. To make matters worse a ransom is demanded by the kidnappers, and it's up to the team to find the culprits - fast.
- Série 3: 2. Episode #3.2 (2010). A severed hand is sent to the police station and investigations link it to the murders of several women around the country,all of whom had used the Crescent Moon dating agency. After Alex has unsuccessfully carried out an experiment in speed dating, Shaz,disillusioned with her job and seeking a challenge,goes undercover to trap the killer.
- Série 3: 3. Episode #3.3 (2010). It's Election Night and an arsonist is setting fire to polling stations. Ray believes they have a military background given the devices used but is reluctant to believe the culprit, identified by an eye-witness, is fireman and ex-Falklands War hero Andy Smith who saved Ray's life. Andy is taken into custody,during which another fire is started, leading Alex to believe that a triangle involving Andy,his wife and his brother is the key to the crimes.Jim tries to persuade Ray to leave Hunt's team and join him.
- Série 3: 4. Episode #3.4 (2010). Hunt is out to get father-and-son gangsters Terry and Daniel Stafford,who have bumped off rival drug dealers in the area, and is annoyed that undercover cop Louise Gardiner has been sent into his manner behind his back to work with the Staffords. There is no love lost between the Staffords,each out to get control of the racket from each other,and when her cover is blown Louise is attacked by Daniel,who gets beaten up by Chris as a result. However this jeopardises any charges against young Stafford. He is released and apparently abducts Louise, Hunt's team giving chase and a shoot-out ensuing. A couple of surprises are revealed before once more Alex sees the disfigured policeman.
- Série 3: 5. Episode #3.5 (2010). Two loutish policemen, Litton and Bevan, whom Hunt knew in Manchester, turn up on his patch in pursuit of ageing comic Frank Hardwick,who has allegedly robbed the Police Widows Fund. However, when someone takes a pot shot at Frank ,Hunt and his team suspect that the visitors are lying. In fact he has evidence of their corruption and is fleeing for his life. With Frank safe at Luigi's Hunt takes great pleasure in playing the couple off against each other at a police gala.
- Série 3: 6. Episode #3.6 (2010). Hunt heads a team sent in to quell a prison riot during which station officer Viv James is taken captive by scary lifer Jason Sacks. Sacks' cell-mate Paul Thordy escaped during the riot but is caught. He tells Alex he is Sam Tyler,though he was Sam's last arrest before he died.Ray and Chris pose as journalists going in to interview Sacks and are also taken prisoner by him.Alex does a deal with Thordy,allowing a successful storming of the jail though there is a surprise and a fatality. Jim Keats is useless throughout,his main concern being to get Alex to find out if Hunt killed Tyler. The disfigured man makes another appearance.
- Série 3: 7. Episode #3.7 (2010). The penultimate episode where the investigation of Gene Hunt is almost at an end, with Alex being pulled in two directions. Jim still wants to know whether Gene had anything to do with Sam Tyler's death, and Alex is best placed to find out everything they need to know so he's leaning hard on her to get the information. Gene and his team are called to an ANC illegal drinking den where things are not as they first appear to be. Initially it's a simple case of a public disorder but things soon take a turn for the worse.
- Série 3: 8. Episode #3.8 (2010). The question remains - did Gene hunt kill Sam Tyler? Alex needs to know and all is revealed in the final episode. Meanwhile the rest of the team are dealing with a Jewelry robbery and triple homicide: diamonds are missing and the bodies of three gang members have been discovered. Things don't help with Jim Keats stirring up trouble as usual between team members.