Another excellent British TV show, Life on Mars is set in the 1970s ~ fun and suspenseful.

Life on Mars, UK version -- creative, suspenseful, and nuanced.

Philip Glenister and John Simm. I really miss "Life on Mars." We all do Gene

Life on Mars - Gene (Philip Glenister) and Sam (John Simm)

Sam Tyler and Gene Hunt, Life On Mars the Original U.K. Series

Sam Tyler (John Simm) and Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister), Life On Mars,

Gene Hunt and Alex Drake (Ashes to Ashes)

Gene Hunt and Alex Drake (Ashes to Ashes)

Ashes to Ashes - eighties yumminess. Shame about the ending

Ashes to Ashes - forcing me to track down a multi-region DVD player

Gene Hunt - Life on Mars

FRANCIS WHEEN: Economic gloom.Terror threats. Strikes. Why Britain's going back to the 70s

Life on Mars, British edition. Best finale ever.

Gene Hunt "Ashes to Ashes"

Final series of Ashes to Ashes will 'reveal all' about Gene Hunt

Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt on the British series' Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.