Smallscreen - Ashes to Ashes
Detective Inspector Gene Hunt gets a surprise when he is thrown together with a sexy, ambitious and intelligent officer in the shape of single mother DI Alex Drake.
Alex has risen rapidly through the ranks of the Met and in the modern world of 2008 is renowned for using her skills as a psychological profiler to capture suspects.
But Alex is ripped from her current world of equality and respect when she and her daughter are kidnapped. She is shot while making a bid for freedom and wakes up in a brothel in 1981, surrounded by men who look like something out of Miami Vice and is confused, to say the least.
Here Alex comes face to face with some familiar characters, not just from her own life-time, but also from the reports logged by none other than Sam Tyler, which Alex has spent months poring over.
In Eighties London, with a soundtrack of Bucks Fizz and The Human League ringing in her ears, Alex finds herself working with the brash and politically incorrect Gene Hunt and his Stone-Age opinions on women.
Frustrated by each other's stubbornness, the friction builds and it soon becomes clear there is more than just a professional relationship blossoming.
|Philip Glenister||DCI Gene Hunt|
|Keeley Hawes||DI Alex Drake|
|Dean Andrews||DS Ray Carling|
|Marshall Lancaster||DC Chris Skelton|
|Montserrat Lombard ...||WPC Sharon 'Shaz' Granger|
|Amelia Bullmore||Caroline Price|
|Stephen Campbell Moore||Evan White|
|Geff Francis||Viv James|
|Andrew Clover||The Clown|
|Grace Vance||Molly Drake|
|Lucy Cole||Young Alex|