Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Life on Mars

Phoarr, what a beauty - it's the Mark III Ford Cortina!An Spailpín Fánach does not watch TV anymore – he’s a little too grand – but if I did, I would watch Life on Mars, which begins its second series on BBC2 tonight.

Life on Mars, for those of you unfamiliar with the idea, is about a policeman from modern, Cool Britannia, Britain who is transported back in time – don’t worry about how, you’re far too simple to understand – to the 1970s, where a very different sort of policeman existed. The kind that fitted up Micks for pub bombings and voted for Enoch Powell. This is rather shocking to our modern, metro and thoughtful hero, and many japes result from the culture clash.

John Harris writes about Life on Mars, and the phenomenon of “Seventies Man” (think John Thaw as Regan in “The Sweeney” and you have him) in this morning’s Guardian, and does so quite brilliantly. Click here to read and enjoy, and make sure you have Blockbuster or a spot of Zeppelin in the background for the full effect.

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