Life on Mars

Life on Mars (2006)

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Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: In a car chase, "Love Lies Bleeding" by Elton John is used. It didnt come out as an album track until November of 1973.

Correction: The series is set in 1973 and 1974; an episode is set on New Year's Eve, 1973 and New Year's Day 1974.

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: A policeman trips over the steps in the background during a chat between Gene and Sam.

Correction: Why is this a mistake? Are policeman not allowed to trip?

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: Some of the houses have double glazing even though this would not have been available in 1973.

Correction: Rubbish, my parents' house, built in the late sixties, has always had double glazing.


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When the Capri crashes into the goal net & they go to arrest the suspect you can see sky satellite dishes on the houses in front of them. Satellite TV didn't start in the UK until the 80s.



The working title for "Life on Mars" was "Ford Granada" - a reference to the car that appeared in the 1970s Police Drama "The Sweeney". Related trivia: when "Life On Mars" was screened by a German TV Network, it was retitled "Gefangen in den 70ern" which translates into English as "Trapped In The 70s"