Philip Glenister and John Simm reunite as Mad Dogs

Life on Mars stars Philip Glenister and John Simm are reuniting for a new Sky One drama.

In Mad Dogs the well-known British actors will star alongside Surivors' Max Beesley and Hustle's Marc Warren as old school mates who travel to Majorca for a retirement party. It's not all fun and frolics, however; the group soon become entangled in murder and betrayal in a story reminiscent of CBS' Harper's Island.

Filming for the four-part drama begins on location this week, with its debut set for spring next year on Sky One and Sky HD.

In the past twelve months Sky One's increasing British commissions have been well received both by critics and fans. Scheduled alongside popular American acquisitions have been adaptations of David Almond's Skellig, Martina Cole's The Take and, from tonight, Chris Ryan's Strike Back--all of which have attracted big names such as Tim Roth, Brian Cox and Richard Armitage. The satellite broadcaster has also created a range of British reality shows, including Got to Dance, Pineapple Dance Studios and A League of Their Own.

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