Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ashes to Ashes Update- Episode 7

The next to last episode of Season One of Ashes to Ashes (on BBC AMERICA) had a bit of successful gimmick casting. The story involved the shooting wounding, and robbery of a man named Gil Hollis (played by Keeley Hawes' real life husband Matthew Macfadyen) who traveled around the UK raising money performing bizarre stunts to raise money for needy children (both are pictured above). The robbers were supposedly a "Bonnie and Clyde" man and woman combo....but Gene Hunt(Philip Glenister) thinks that somehow Hollis was in on his own robbery...and, to borrow a line from a popular song of that era, "gets physical" with Hollis, causing a rift between Hunt and Alex Drake (Hawes).

The mysterious (and deadly) Clown makes several appearances...and speaks. And in this episode "Shaz" Granger (Montserrat Lombard) gets to do more than shuffle papers and laugh at her male co-workers in the precinct. The relationship between Alex and Evan warms up.....but she still has Gene on her mind (and Gene has Alex on his).

Next week is the last episode of the series currently being shown in the US....and it takes place on the day when Alex's parents are killed in a car bombing.

More on A2A here.


Nikki said...

The Gene Genie and his trusty steed, a red Audi UR Quattro Turbo, return courtesy of
BBC1 to the UK small screen tonight with series 2 of Ashes to Ashes. Series 1 is on show
on BBC America right now and Season 2 will follow in May,

Viewers can now experience "Firing up the Quattro" for themselves. Believed to be the only one available for self drive hire in the world, the early red Audi UR Quattro Turbo from Vintage Classics in the UK is similar to the car driven by Philip Glenister in the TV series and it is also available for Film and TV work[1]

This rare classic 80?s icon, expertly maintained by Audi specialist Dialynx and
resplendent in tornado red, has been enjoyed by classic enthusiasts, birthday boys and as
an unusual wedding car over the last few months.

Vintage Classics is located in Wiltshire on the border to the Cotswolds, Dorset,
Somerset and Hampshire, a beautiful location for a perfect driving experience with tours
and itineraries provided to all clients.

So, if you fancy a drive up the Roman built Fosse way to the Cotswolds in an 80's
legend, a trip to pre-historic Stonehenge or just want to be Gene Hunt for the day,
contact Vintage Classics,[2] or call +44 (0)1225 703377

Vintage Classics are members of the Historic and Classic car Hirers Guild (HCHG) the
longest established, most experienced classic car hire trade association in UK.

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Thank you Nikki- now can you give me driving directions to Vintage Classics in Wiltshire? I live in New Jersey. Parkway of Turnpike?

What exit do I take?

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