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FEATURE ARTICLE – Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust, R.I.P Gene Hunt

By Marty Mulrooney


Life On Mars was always going to be a tough act to follow. It fast became one of the most critically acclaimed and best loved British television shows of the Noughties upon release, no doubt due in no small part to John Simm’s highly endearing portrayal of central protagonist DCI Sam Tyler. When Ashes to Ashes arrived in 2008, many were wary of the new spin-off series muddying an already fitting close. Furthermore, could Keeley Hawes as DCI Alex Drake be as successful in the 1980’s as Sam Tyler had been in the 1970’s? We needn’t have worried. The final episode of Ashes to Ashes aired last Friday and it was absolutely incredible. Hopefully, I can now share a little bit of that magic with AMO’s readers by offering my thoughts on the ending. Warning: Spoilers.


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