Alex Drake was shot in 2008 and was stunned when she woke up in 1981. Confronted by the politically incorrect DCI Gene Hunt and his right-hand men, DS Ray Carling and DC Chris Skelton, Alex was determined not to hang around in the past for long.
It’s now 1982, the Falklands War has started, corruption in the force is rife and Alex is no nearer to finding the key to returning to the future, as Ashes To Ashes, starring Philip Glenister and Keeley Hawes, returns for a new series.
In the opening episode, when a man is found dead in a Soho strip club, it looks like a sex game gone wrong. But, when it turns out the deceased is PC Sean Irvine, Gene and Alex are ordered to keep the case under wraps and get to the bottom of it as quickly as possible by force legend, Detective Superintendent “Supermac” Mackintosh.
Sean was supposed to be clearing the streets of vice, but it seems he became seduced by it. Gene, Ray and Chris think the evidence speaks for itself, but Alex is troubled by the victim’s wife, Ruth, who insists Sean was a good, honest man. Much to Gene’s displeasure, when the pathology report shows that Sean was murdered, he has to face the fact that Alex was right and the killer could be one of their own…
Meanwhile, Alex believes she finally understands how the world around her works, but when she starts hearing news from the future, she realises nothing is as it seems. Clinging on to fast-fading hope, she discovers she may not be alone in her predicament, and a mysterious stranger, who also seems to be stuck in 1982, is making Alex doubt that her current world is merely a figment of her imagination…
Monday 20 April
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE