Ashes to Ashes

 Ashes to Ashes ( Audi Quattro B2 ) 1983

Ashes to Ashes ( Audi Quattro B2 ) 1983

Ashes to Ashes

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Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes is a British science fiction and police procedural drama television series, serving as the sequel to Life on Mars.

The series began airing on BBC One in February 2008. A second series began broadcasting in April 2009. A third and final series was broadcast from 2 April to 21 May 2010 on BBC One and BBC HD

Golden brown texture like sun
Lays me down with my might she runs
Throughout the night
No need to fight
Never a frown with golden brown

Every time just like the last
On her ship tied to the mast
To distant lands
Takes both my hands
Never a frown with golden brown

Golden brown finer temptress
Through the ages she’s heading west
From far away
Stays for a day
Never a frown with golden brown

Never a frown
With golden brown
Never a frown
With golden brown

CAST

Philip Glenister … Gene Hunt (24 episodes, 2008-2010)
Keeley Hawes … Alex Drake (24 episodes, 2008-2010)
Dean Andrews … Ray Carling / … (24 episodes, 2008-2010)
Marshall Lancaster … Chris Skelton (24 episodes, 2008-2010)
Montserrat Lombard … Shaz Granger (24 episodes, 2008-2010)

The Audi Quattro used by Gene Hunt was not available for sale in the UK in 1981. He would have had to order it from continental Europe, thus it would probably be left-hand drive. This is acknowledged to in the extras, which speculate that Hunt could have gotten the car as “a dodgy import.”

DCI Gene Hunt: My reputation precedes me.

DCI Gene Hunt: Fire up the Quattro.

DI Alex Drake: [Gene has just solved the case] Oh, I could kiss you!
DCI Gene Hunt: Don’t hold back.

Final episode date: 21 May 2010
Preceded by: Life on Mars
Original network: BBC One (2008–2010); BBC HD (2010)

The Audi Quattro is a road and rally car, produced by the German automobile manufacturer Audi, now part of the Volkswagen Group. It was first shown at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show on 3 March. Production of the original version continued through 1991.The word quattro is derived from the Italian word for ‘four’. The name has also been used by Audi to refer to the quattro four-wheel-drive system, or any four-wheel-drive version of an Audi model. The original Quattro model is also commonly referred to as the Ur-Quattro – the ‘Ur-‘ (German for ‘primordial’, ‘original’, or ‘first of its kind’) is an augmentative prefix, in this case meaning ‘original’, and is also applied to the first generation Audi S4 and Audi S6 models, as in ‘Ur-S4’ and ‘Ur-S6’.

The series tells the story of Alex Drake (played by Keeley Hawes), a policewoman in service with the London Metropolitan Police, who is shot in 2008 by a man called Arthur Layton, and inexplicably regains consciousness in 1981.

The 80’s are back and it’s criminal.

The two stars – Philip Glenister and Keeley Hawes – share the same birthday: 10 February.

QUIZ 1

What 80’s make of computer, is on DCI Hunt’s desk ?

QUIZ 2

Which of the following songs was NOT on The Ashes to Ashes Soundtrack ?

A, BBC Acorn Electron
B. SINCLAIR ZX Spectrum
C. Microsoft MSX
D. Commodore Pet

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D. Commodore Pet

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A. ‘Vienna’ by Ultravox
B. ‘Ballroom Blitz’ by The Sweet
C. ‘Fade to Grey’ by Visage
D. ‘No More Heroes’ by The Stranglers

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B. ‘Ballroom Blitz’ by The Sweet

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QUIZ 1

What 80’s make of computer, is on DCI Hunt’s desk ?

A, BBC Acorn Electron
B. SINCLAIR ZX Spectrum
C. Microsoft MSX
D. Commodore Pet

The Commodore PET was a line of home/personal computers produced starting in 1977 by Commodore International.[3] The system combined a MOS 6502 microprocessor, Commodore BASIC in read only memory (ROM), a keyboard, a computer monitor and (in early models) a cassette deck for data and program storage in a single all-in-one case.
The original PET design underwent a series of significant updates, adding more memory, a better keyboard, larger screens and other modifications. The systems were a top-seller in the Canadian and United States educational markets, as well as European business uses. The PET formed the basis for Commodore’s entire 8-bit product line, including the Commodore 64.

QUIZ 2

Which of the following songs was NOT on The Ashes to Ashes Soundtrack ?

A. ‘Vienna’ by Ultravox
B. ‘Ballroom Blitz’ by The Sweet
C. ‘Fade to Grey’ by Visage
D. ‘No More Heroes’ by The Stranglers

‘Ballroom Blitz’ was released in 1973, and featured in the ‘Life On Mars’ series. The other songs were all released in the early eighties and were in the Charts at the time in which ‘Ashes to Ashes’ is set, and provided great music for the escapades of Drake, Hunt and co
With every great TV series comes a great soundtrack, and ‘Ashes to Ashes’ is no exception! Popular songs of the era are heard in every episode.

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