Montserrat Lombard as Shaz
“TIME is running out.”

Shaz is very much out of sorts in Ashes To Ashes final series episode two.

Written by Ashley Pharoah, it further lifts the curtain on what appears will form part of the Ashes and Mars conclusion.

Two moments in particular left the hairs on the back of my neck standing up like never before.

What can it all mean? Philip and Keeley as Gene and Alex

NOW, where were we?

The final series of Ashes To Ashes begins on BBC1 at 9pm on Good Friday.

I’ve seen preview DVDs of the first two episodes and can say without a shadow of a doubt that Ashes has upped its game.

And how.

With quite brilliant performances from Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes and the rest of CID.

Plus the truly exceptional Danny Mays as Jim Keats.

Warning: Your brain may explode
ASHES To Ashes third and final series. Episode one.

Destined to be discussed long into the night once it’s screened.

Firstly, let me say yet again that I know just how lucky I am to be able to see episodes of Ashes in advance.

Plus interviewing the cast on set and elsewhere.

But mixed with the excitement of seeing episode one is a sadness that now there are just seven left to go.