Life on Mars

Life on Mars (2006)

3 corrected entries in Episode 3

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Episode 3 - S1-E3

Corrected entry: Dialogue in the episode states that the date was 16 March 1973. However, in the first scene, the song that is played on the soundtrack is "Ballroom Blitz" by The Sweet, which was not released until August 1973.

Correction: The series is not set in the 70s' nor any specific timeline. It is set in purgatory.

Episode 3 - S1-E3

Corrected entry: In episode three, there is a building in the background somewhere with the letters "PALACE" on the side, this is a hotel. However in 1973 the very same building was called the Refuge not the Palace.

Correction: The series is not set in 1973, it is set in purgatory so anything goes as far as factual errors go.

Episode 3 - S1-E3

Corrected entry: Sam conducted the taped interview, stating that it was 'Wednesday 16th March'. In 1973, 16 March was a Friday, not a Wednesday. However, 16 March was a Wednesday in 2005, the year the episode was written.

Correction: The series is not set in the actual 70's but a purgatory for dead or dying coppers meaning that it would not follow the exact timeline of the 70's.

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