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Ashes To Ashes series three: introduction

Ashes To Ashes: DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) and DI Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes) (image: Kudos/BBC)

1983: The Brinks Matt robbery. The A-Team. Michael Jackson's Beat It. And the year of the Hunt

It's time to get your shoulder pads out of storage, start crimping your hair and get into the Eighties mood for the very last time because the award-winning BBC One drama, Ashes To Ashes, is back for Spring 2010.

The highly-anticipated finale sees Philip Glenister and Keeley Hawes reprise their roles as that most un-PC of policeman, DCI Gene Hunt, and his sassy partner DI Alex Drake, along with Dean Andrews as DI Ray Carling, Marshall Lancaster as DC Chris Skelton and Montserrat Lombard as WPC Sharon 'Shaz' Granger.

As well as the much-loved regular faces, Daniel Mays (The Street, Plus One) joins the series as Discipline and Complaints officer, Jim Keats, adding an unsettling twist to the team dynamic.

The smash hit drama (eight x 60-minutes), made by Kudos Film and Television in association with Monastic Productions, finally unravels many of the mysteries from the previous two series of Ashes To Ashes, as well as those first experienced by the initial time-travelling copper, Sam Tyler, in the groundbreaking BBC One series Life On Mars some five years ago.

Will Alex finally discover why she's been sent back to the Eighties? Does anything tie Alex and Sam Tyler together? And who exactly is Gene Hunt…?

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