Ashes To Ashes: Keep The Faith


DON’T get too excited.
The embargo is still in place on Ashes To Ashes material.
But I spoke again this afternoon to Dean Andrews (Ray) and Montserrat Lombard (Shaz).
Along with the rest of the cast, they’ll be busy this week filming a special BBC1 trailer for the second series.
Having already been hard at work on finishing touches to the eight new episodes, including dubbing.
Quite aside from other promotional work.
Everyone connected with Ashes knows that fans are frustrated and desperate for news.


And, yes, it does seem a long time since the first series was screened.
But the message is clear.
As Dean told me: “It’s definitely worth the wait.
“The storylines are great, there’s some great new characters coming in.
“There’s a lot of action.
“And you get to see the Gene Genie and all his gang.
“Better to get it absolutely right than rush it out and have one or two things that aren’t quite right.
“We can’t wait for it to come out and see what everybody’s reaction is.
“Fingers crossed, it’ll be a good one.”
Ashes To Ashes returns next month – with the exact start date still under wraps.
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15 responses to “Ashes To Ashes: Keep The Faith

  1. Susan

    Its good to hear that they r filming a trailer so it probably won’t b long till Series 2 comes on. I can’t wait to c Series 2 now.

  2. Gem

    Awwww…..here I was hoping for some news!
    Still can’t wait for Series Two, am very excited to see them all back together again 😀

  3. Rina

    Ian,
    It’s not faith we’re lacking – it’s PATIENCE!!!!

  4. Gaelle

    Oh, a trailer? That’s good! (what about a tiny, microscopic start date to go with that, mmh?)
    Dean is absolutely right, better not rush it out. He always sounds so excited when talking about the second series, I can’t wait to see it!
    Thanks, Ian.

  5. Sasha Loncar

    any news is better then no news.
    think of the positive things that can come up out of this:
    1. third serial – granted
    2. shooting start in September as always
    3. third serial starts in March and we only have to wait 9 months between serial 2 and 3!!!
    *hope producers reading this (rubbing fist as Gene does) 😀
    Ian thanks a lot for thinking about us, and our nerves, someone must 😀
    any news is better then no news.
    think of the positive things that can come up out of this:
    1. third serial – granted
    2. shooting start in September as always
    3. third serial starts in March and we only have to wait 9 months between serial 2 and 3!!!
    *hope producers reading this (rubbing fist as Gene does) 😀
    Ian thanks a lot for thinking about us, and our nerves, someone must 😀
    ❤ to you and A2A crew – good things are worth waiting for.

  6. Nynke

    Hi Ian,
    it’s *such a long wait*! But I’m glad you’re keeping us posted, and you’ve alerted me to some other nice British television along the way, so thanks 🙂

  7. Alexandra Slater

    Hi Ian
    Thanks for the new info – even if it still isn’t very much!
    I appreciate that the production company wants to get everything right with series 2, but as far as I’m concerned series 1 was fabulous, (minor) flaws and all!
    This time last year, episode 7 was about to air – we really HAVE had a long wait!!
    But I have absolutely no doubt that it will be worth it…
    Alex

  8. Ian, your Ashes to Ashes info is more definitive: any truth to the Mail report that Mr Glenister might leave? I dare not accept that as fact till I have read it in your blog.

  9. Maria

    hi Ian
    Thanks as always for the little updates.
    I for one love reading them and look forward to all the material that will be coming our way shortly.
    Best Regards
    Maria aka Zamidan

  10. Ian Wylie

    Thanks to all for your comments – they are very much appreciated. I’m told it will be a “very special” trailer.
    And rest easy, Jack. The latest flurry of tabloid stories are, in fact, non-stories. Matthew and Ashley always planned Ashes To Ashes as a three series story arc – nothing more, nothing less. I know from speaking to Phil that he is very keen to do a third series to tell the story in full and finally reveal the “bigger picture”.
    So newspaper stories claiming – shock horror – that he is to quit after a third series are a bit daft. There were only ever going to be three series.
    The BBC, as ever, is expected to make a decision on a third series once it has studied the ratings for the forthcoming series two. But given the info I’m getting about the quality of series two and the fact that we’ve come this far, I’d have thought there is every chance a third series will get the green light, allowing Matthew and Ashley to tell that full story.

  11. Nynke

    Oh, I do hope they’ll go ahead and make that third series – if they don’t it won’t be for a lack of me keeping my fingers crossed!

  12. Ian, thank you. I thought the tabloids were indulging in cobblers again—and I was right to wait for you to comment.

  13. Bridget

    Hi Ian,
    I love your updates as I trust you not to lead us astray!! It is good that they are tweaking stuff but……………so frustrating. I really hope it’s worth the wait and it goes as well as the team think it should.
    I’ll keep an eye for the start date, you are more up to speed than Phil’s site usually 😉
    bw
    Bridget

  14. Matthew Graham

    Hi Ian
    Long time since we last spoke. Just dropping you a line to say that I love the blog (not just on Ashes but in general) and to say sorry to the fans that you’re having to wait. We’re getting it done as fast as we can. Almost there. I really hope you feel the frustration has been worth it. We’re all thrilled but it’s you lot we have to please.
    The Quattro is warming up and we’ll be swinging open the garage doors and ploughing the road afore yea know it!
    best
    Matthew Graham

  15. skywise

    Thanks for the updates Matthew and Ian. I’m sure it will be worth the wait – in the end!
    It certainly does seem an age since A2A1 finished – I’m word perfect on my LoM and A2A1 dvds now due to having to wait so long for my next Gene fix but – hey – it’s never too much of a chore to watch them again; and again; and again LOL
    Plus, if you guys are happy with A2A2 then I’m sure we’ll all love it.
    Can’t wait
    Sky

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