Life On Mars Returns

IT’S the best-selling show heading for a heart-stopping climax.
The return of Life On Mars is now just a matter of weeks away, with eight hotly-anticipated episodes ready to roll.
A viral marketing campaign has already begun and TV trails start on BBC1 this Saturday.
Fans will know how Sam Tyler (John Simm) and Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) were transformed into puppets for a surreal sequence in episode five.

It was inspired by Camberwick Green, the stop-frame children’s animation series first screened in 1966.
That’s also reflected in glorious new promotional material for the second, and last ever, series.
Click here to see the online video teaser.
Sam, Gene and a very bad man are also pictured on this page relaxing between takes for that film.

Meanwhile the cars are definitely the stars if you watch the Life on Mars promos surrounding the return of BBC2’s Top Gear on Sunday night.
The first of several features from interviews with all the LoM main cast, along with that set visit last summer, will appear in the MEN soon.
There’s also another news story in tomorrow’s paper about how you could end up owning the iconic seventies Ford Cortina, as driven by the Gene “Genie” himself.
There’ll be more in this blog tomorrow about that.
It’s been a long wait for those who love Life On Mars. But hang in there. You won’t be disappointed.

*Sunday Jan 28th update: Looks like the BBC had a re-think on the timing of their promo campaign. No trailers as promised around tonight’s Top Gear. Perhaps next week.
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