Life on Mars – A little bit of politics…

It would make my life so much easier if they’d have episode titles. Anyway, the latest episode of the really quite remarkable lost in time police show was as intriguing as ever.

When a woman is found murdered with a red geranium in her hand, Gene has a rare moment of doubt. Five years earlier, he caught a killer who placed a similar flower in the hand of each of his victims. Could he have got the wrong man?

After a bit of investigation, Sam comes to believe that a local businessman is involved. He and Annie go undercover, using the names Tony and Cherie Blair (as you would, of course…) and manage to get invited to one of his dubious “wife-swapping” parties[1], which naturally gets crashed by Gene, who’s introduced as their friend Gordon Brown…

All the usual fun and games follow, and in the traditional manner, the killer turns out not to be who everyone expected. Sam meets his favourite aunt, though she unaccountably fails to recognise him :eek: And he’s still getting messages through the phone and the TV.

Next week, it seems things are going to get a lot more interesting for Sam…

Best line of the week was this little interchange between Sam and Annie

I’m bloody sick of 1973

Never mind, it’ll be 1974 soon

Still good fun, though this episode wasn’t quite as mind-boggling as some.

[1] Car keys in a bowl, that kind of thing…