Last night's episode of Ashes to Ashes on BBC America had Alex (Keeley Hawes), Gene (Philip Glenister) and the crew trying to solve a murder that was initially thought to be a suicide. A code is found on premises that leads the investigation to a group of revolutionary feminists, who had been supplied with information about a secret nuclear weapons program by the murder victim.
In the workshop of the murder victim Gene and Alex find incriminating photos of Alex's mother Caroline Price (Amelia Bulmore) involved with none other than Evan White (Stephen Campbell Moore) while Alex's father Tim was in America.
To gain evidence to solve the crime Alex and Gene use phony ID's to break into a government compound to look for files in a hidden vault....and they subsequently get locked in. The lack of oxygen, the heat inside, and Gene's flask of booze finds Gene and Alex removing outer layers of clothing, which leads to the defining scene of the night....Alex in a red cami, with Gene looking to the ceiling saying, "God if this is a test I do believe I'll fail".
Of course, the cavalry arrives in time to "save them" from what would have happened next....and on to solve the murder.
Once again, the show is a strange mix of 1980's cop show, sci-fi/fantasy, and romantic comedy. And while watching this latest episode here in the States I thought it isn't so much a stretch to compare the chemistry between Hawes and Glenister as being similar to Spencer Tracey and Katherine Hepburn...there's a magic at work on the small screen that was present for those cinema legends.
One side bar benefit of discovering this show is finding some of the video tributes to it on YouTube. There are dozens out there, but the one below is one of my faves, featuring Hawes and Glenister, and set to the music of Bryan Ferry.
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Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".