Life on Mars (UK)

Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 27, 2006 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Sam's father, Vic, is a suspect in an investigation into the murder of a bookmaker's clerk. Sam tries to persuade him not to walk out on his family.

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Paul Kemp

Paul Kemp


Guest Star

Matt Cross

Matt Cross

Jimmy Lips

Guest Star

Lee Ingleby

Lee Ingleby

Vic Tyler

Guest Star

Tony Marshall

Tony Marshall


Recurring Role

Noreen Kershaw

Noreen Kershaw

Phyllis Dobbs

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Vic Tyler: I've got a young lad named Sam.
      Hunt: I've got a pain in the arse called Sam!

    • Hunt [ reading the title of a pornographic film] : "Once Upon A Time In Her Vest"? You dare to pollute the glorious genre of the American Western?

    • Carling: What you wanna do now then, guv?
      Hunt: Pub!
      Carling: Pub!
      Skelton: Pub!
      Sam: Pub!

    • Hunt: When a big old shark at the top of the criminal ladder goes, the other smaller fish get excited. They want to climb that ladder.
      Sam: This is a very mixed metaphor.

    • Hunt: The Morton brothers are funding and distributing hardcore porno.
      Sam: Hardcore? I've seen worse on Channel 4.
      Hunt: Yeah, well I find the idea of watching a bird brushing her teeth on some bloke's John Thomas less than exotic.

    • Annie: Do you see now? Nothing can make you wake up, 'cause you're already awake.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music used in this episode:

    • Friday 13th by Atomic Rooster
    • The Rock by Atomic Rooster
    • Tokolshe Man by John Kongos
    • In the Snow by Atomic Rooster
    • Devil's Answer by Atomic Rooster
    • See My Baby Jive by Wizzard
    • Life on Mars by David Bowie
    • Meet Me on the Corner by Lindisfarne
    • Little Bit of Love by Free


    • Carling: We're the Force
      Sam: May the Force Be With You.
      The famous quote from the Star Wars movies. The first of the six Star Wars movies was released in 1977, four years after Life on Mars is set.