a car and wakes up back in 1973. His DCI in 1973 is the walking myth that is Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister).
As Sam Tyler says in the opening credits,
“My name is Sam Tyler. I had an accident and I woke up in 1973. Am I mad, or in a coma or back in time? Whatevers happened it’s like I’ve landed on a different planet. Now maybe if I can work out the reason I can get home.”
“Life on Mars is the best programme on the telly.”