Ashes to Ashes Season two: DVD Review
Ashes To Ashes
Released by BBC and Roadshow
It's back to the 80s (1982 to be precise) for this second series of the
sequel to the truly brilliant Life On Mars.
Keeley Hawes reprises her role as DCI Alex Drake, a present day copper
apparently shot in the line of duty who wakes in 1982 - and in sexist pig DCI
Gene Hunt's (Philip Glenister) world.
Desperately trying to make her way back to her daughter, Drake and the rest
of the permed hair team take on a series of cases as she tries to piece together
how she can get home.
Animal rights, murder, loan sharks - the entire seedy underbelly of the 80s
is played out on screen again - but don't let that give you reason to dismiss
Ashes To Ashes.
Brilliantly acted (Hawes and Glenister shine in their leading roles) and with
a superb ensemble cast, this BBC drama is one of the contemporary best. The
writers revel in their chance to vent their non PC script spleens and the result
is hilarious, engrossing and compelling drama.
Throw in a confounding cliffhanger and I for one can't wait to see how the
final series plays out.