The Car’s The Star

BIDDING has now started for the real star of Life On Mars.
Gene Hunt’s Ford Cortina has burned its last rubber in anger on the mean streets of 1973 Manchester.
As detailed in a previous blog entry here, the car is being sold on eBay, with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.
You can check out the auction here, along with some photos of what you’d be buying.
There’s also more info from the Gene Genie himself.

“Take her for a test drive? Do I look like I was born yesterday? If you want to see her in action tune into BBC One Tuesdays 9pm.
“But take it from me. She runs like a dream. You can trust me. I’m a copper.
“Bid loads of cash, make me a happy man. Get her at a knock down price and I’ll grudgingly hand over the keys.”
*Life On Mars is among six programmes nominated for the Pioneer Audience Award at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards. You can read more here.
The only award to be voted for by the public, Sam, Gene and co are up against strong competition, including Planet Earth and last year’s one off special of The Royle Family.
Life On Mars is also certain to figure when the main BAFTA TV nominations are announced.
You can vote for Life On Mars here.