his second series of the time-bending Ashes To Ashesitself a spin-off of the popular Life On Marscontinues where the first series left off.
After sustaining a serious head injury, naughties era Detective Inspector Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes The Bank Job) wakes to discover she's living in 1982 and working under the watchful eye of the incredibly un-P.C. DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister, reprising his star-making role from Life On Mars. For a progressive, career-driven woman, Drake finds herself at odds with the 1980s' method of investigation and a Scotland Yard unaccustomed to having a female voice heard.
With the mystery surrounding the death of her parents now solved, Alex desperately seeks to find out how she has become trapped in the past, but must first unravel a conspiracy within her department that involves police corruption, a wealthy entrepreneur and a shadowy Superintendent involved with the Free Masons.