GOD is in the detail.
The eve of the 1983 General Election and an arsonist is on the loose in London.
Could “the great handbag” herself be a target?
Mrs Thatcher takes on Michael Foot all over again in the wake of the Falklands War for Ashes To Ashes final series episode three.
As DI Ray Carling (Dean Andrews) walks into the fire.
“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.
“AS a massive fan, it’s been great to be such an important part of it all.”
Daniel Mays arrives as DCI Jim Keats in the first episode of the final series of Ashes To Ashes this Friday night.
Will Gene Hunt’s (Philip Glenister) world ever be the same again?
I interviewed Danny on the Ashes set for a feature to be published in the MEN on Friday.
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.
With quite brilliant performances from Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes and the rest of CID.
Plus the truly exceptional Danny Mays as Jim Keats.
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.
SADLY, Matthew Macfadyen has no plans to release his latest performance as a single.
The former Spooks, Pride and Prejudice, Little Dorrit and Criminal Justice star plays Enid Blyton’s first husband Hugh Pollock in Enid (BBC4, 9pm tomorrow).
At one stage singing along to the Flanagan and Allen song Run Rabbit Run.
But the iTunes store will just have to do without Matthew’s rendition.
(Actually published on Feb 14 2010. Please open and read in full)
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