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Life on Mars

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Drama Science-Fiction Rated: 18+ (TV-MA)2006 - 20072 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Police Space Time Travel Country: United Kingdom

A detective chief inspector from 2006 is investigating a serial killer when he is knocked over by a speeding car. Waking up, he finds himself mysteriously transported back in time to 1973. Initially struggling to come to terms with his situation, he has to come to terms with the old-fashioned technology and attitude of the day, while figuring out how he came to be trapped in the past.Life on Mars featuring John Simm and Philip Glenister has one or more episodes available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 1 other. It's an action & adventure and crime show with 25 episodes over 2 seasons. Life on Mars is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (9,202 votes).

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17 episodes (68%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 1 other).

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#1,404 Ranked TV Show

#36 Ranked in Time Travel TV

#59 Ranked in Space TV

#345 Ranked in Mystery TV

Life on Mars has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (9,202 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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25 Total Episodes of Life on Mars Where to stream every episode from all 2 seasons of Life on Mars. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Crash

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Jan 9, 2006
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The Crash Jan 9, 2006 DCI Sam Tyler, in pursuit of a serial killer, is knocked unconscious by a car and wakes up in 1973, where he is a newly-transferred detective inspector working at the same station. Initially refusing to accept his situation, he finds it difficult to adjust to the attitudes and technology of the day. Investigating a murder in 1973, he recognizes a possible connection to events in the present day.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The New World

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Jan 16, 2006
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The New World Jan 16, 2006 When Sam discovers that DCI Hunt plans to plant evidence to secure the conviction of an armed robber, he decides to release him.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Stabbing

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Jan 23, 2006
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The Stabbing Jan 23, 2006 Sam is called to a murder at a textile mill, the site of his bachelor flat in 2006. DCI Hunt suspects an outspoken union rep, but Sam tries to use his knowledge of forensic science to find the killer.

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Season 01, Episode 04 A Conflict of Interests

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Jan 30, 2006
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A Conflict of Interests Jan 30, 2006 Sam arrests the henchman of Stephen Warren, a local Mr Big, when he learns the whole of CID are on his payroll. Sam also visits his childhood home to interact with his mother (using name of "Bolan", a reference to the glam rock star Marc Bolan), who was being threatened by the landlord, one of Warren's men. Sam tries to help her by giving her some money and she mis-understands his gesture. When Sam tries to go all out after Warren, he finds himself in fix when Warren sets him up in a honey trap. The girl involved in the honey trap sees the error of her ways only to be murdered by Warren. Gene disagrees with Ray who says that if they don't play the game people get hurt and helps Sam bring down Warren finally putting his guilty conscience to rest. Sam also attempts to persuade Gene to swap his Red Rum for Tyler's Proud Percy in the Grand National sweepstakes.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Footie

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Feb 6, 2006
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The Footie Feb 6, 2006 A football fan is killed, and Sam fears further violence in the run up to an important local derby. He and DCI Hunt mount an undercover operation in a pub to catch the suspects. Sam realises that the match is the last one he attended with his father.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Deadline

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Feb 13, 2006
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The Deadline Feb 13, 2006 Sam, convinced that his life-support system is about to be switched off in his own time, convinces himself that resolving a hostage situation will allow him to wake up.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Wrongful Death

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Feb 20, 2006
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Wrongful Death Feb 20, 2006 A young man being held for a minor drugs offence dies in custody at the station while Gene and Sam are out. While Gene tries to protect his team, Sam struggles to conduct a proper investigation into the death. After alienating all his colleagues, he is able to determine that one of them forced him to take cocaine, causing a heart attack, and that the others had been covering.

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Season 2

Season 02, Episode 01 Helpless

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Feb 13, 2007
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Helpless Feb 13, 2007 Tyler has visions of someone disrupting his life support system in 2006, and encounters who he thinks is the same assailant in 1973, running a gambling syndicate and protection racket. Recognising the man as a killer he failed to stop in the future, Tyler is prepared to go to any lengths to make sure his life is not threatened and the man doesn't kill his original victim.

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Season 02, Episode 02 The Safe-Cracker

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Feb 20, 2007
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The Safe-Cracker Feb 20, 2007 On an assignment to return a career safe breaker from prison for further questioning, Tyler, Ray and Chris are attacked by robbers and the man who they were taken in for questioning is broken out. Is a local gangster to blame, or is there more going on than meets the eye... specifically, was the crime actually arranged by Gene's old mentor? Meanwhile, Sam tries to break in the first black detective in the department, a man who will later become Sam's mentor when he first joins the police force.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Bombing

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Mar 6, 2007
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The Bombing Mar 6, 2007 The team receive a bomb warning, claiming the IRA has planted a car bomb in Manchester. Being from 2006, Sam realises the bomb warning reported doesn't fit with his understanding of IRA methods. However, when Sam's modern know-how fails and nearly kills Ray, the rest of the department shun his line of investigation to focus on an Irish socialist group. At the same time, Sam's visions of the future suggest that he may have suffered brain damage, affecting his higher reasoning, from having been in a coma for so long.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Suburban Swingers

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Mar 13, 2007
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Suburban Swingers Mar 13, 2007 The body of a young woman is found in wasteland. The investigation takes the team to suburbia, where a local car dealer is throwing private parties, employing make-up girls from a local company to “help out” when the wife-swapping begins. Posing as married couple Tony and Cherie Blair, Sam and Annie infiltrate one of the parties, only to discover that it isn't as simple as they think.

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Season 02, Episode 05 The Kidnapping

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Mar 20, 2007
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The Kidnapping Mar 20, 2007 The team investigates the abduction of a young woman and her daughter, who are being held prisoner by somebody who wishes the team to release a prisoner arrested on a murder charge a year ago. At the same time, Sam faces a life or death situation in 2006 when he thinks he has accidentally been given an overdose. As the deadline draws closer, Sam collapses into a deeper coma, leaving his colleagues to tackle the mystery on their own (Albeit using some of his earlier suggestions).

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Season 02, Episode 06 A Deadly Drug

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Mar 27, 2007
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A Deadly Drug Mar 27, 2007 As heroin hits the streets of Manchester for the first time, CID and DCI Hunt want culprits for the smuggling, the dealing and ensuing violence, which becomes difficult when Annie is kidnapped by the smugglers. As Sam tries to get to the source of the influx of this deadly drug, he finds himself intractably drawn to a beautiful young woman who was witness to a heroin-related shooting... and who, he later realises, is the mother of his girlfriend in the future. At the same time, Sam's 'visions' reveal that his girlfriend has decided to stop visiting him in hospital, as she can't keep waiting for him to wake up.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Shooting

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Apr 3, 2007
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The Shooting Apr 3, 2007 A water-tight court case fails to put away a local gangster. Unable to cope with a guilty man walking free, DCI Hunt turns to alcohol but soon finds himself in a spot of bother. When it appears as though Hunt may have killed someone, it's up to Sam, torn between Gene and his replacement, a DCI who actually uses Sam's modern police techniques and vocabulary, to help him out.

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