John Simm stars in the Emmy Award-winning Life on Mars, a fast-paced suspenseful crime series with a twist. After a near-fatal car crash Detective Sam Tyler finds himself mysteriously transported to 1973. Is he in a coma? Has he gone crazy? Or has he really travelled back in time?

Smart, savvy, sharp-suited detective Sam is at the top of his game. Cool, calm and collected, if he were a flavor he’d be spearmint. Sam has ultimate control over his work, his life and his relationships. That is until his world is turned upside-down when the hunt for a cold-blooded murderer becomes a desperate rescue mission for his own girlfriend and fellow cop Maya.

After a near-fatal car accident, Sam is mysteriously transported back to 1973 - only four years after he was born. Confused by his new and outdated surroundings, Sam impatiently tries to return to the present, but without success. He struggles to come to terms with a lifestyle he sees on the one hand as nostalgic and familiar, but on the other as crude and unsophisticated.

Confused by what these Brits are saying? Take a look at the fun Life on Mars Glossary!

Season 1 trailer

Season 1 trailer

Life on Mars

Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 Trailer

Life on Mars

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