AshesToAshes.TV is a fan-blog dedicated to all things, Ashes To Ashes. The site covers the original BBC series Ashes To Ashes, spin-off of the cult series Life On Mars. It also covers general news about casting, merchandise, fanclubs, websites and other related news.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Trailer 3 (PART 3)

As promised Martians, Burn Victims, etc, here is the third series 1 trailer. This trailer again includes previously seen footage, but also includes some great new scenes as well. We are recieving footage on a drip at present, which is only adding to the tension and anticipation already there. Its torture I know, but we will all be sated soon with the series 1 premiere.

You may have noticed a recent inclusion on the site, of the Ashes countdown clock on the menu bar. There simply to remind us how little time there is now, until we get Ashes To Ashes. Will Alex be a match for Gene? Its certainly looking that way. 'Til next time Martians peace, and enjoy Trailer 3.

(Ashes To Ashes - Series 1 Trailer 3)


Trailer 3 (PART 2)

Hello all, as promised the second part of this 3 post series. In the first part, I gave you a series of 10 stills from the third trailer. This post will be no different in that respect, here are another 10 stills for you all to enjoy. In the final post of this trilogy, as I mentioned previously I will post the trailer itself.

'Til next time Martians peace and remember, "this means nothing to me . . . " No I'm lying it means quite a lot to me, enjoy the pictures.


Tralier 3 (PART 1)

Hello all with the monumental thirst for content and information on Ashes To Ashes, now being quenched with promos. I've decided to give you all a special treat with the third trailer. This time in addition to the trailer itself, I'm giving you stills as well. The first of which you can find below.

If you are noting the 'part 1' in the title, this will be the first of three. The first and second will contain the pictures, the third with the video. I hope you enjoy them.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Official Site, Teaser & Other Stuff . . . . .

What an amazing month! Going back to December 21st last year I was in awe over the fact the site had nearly reached 10,000 visitors, well one month later its passed 15,000 and doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon. I'm happy, but enough of my boasting you want the news. First up the trailers. To those of you who have been enjoying all of the recent trailers for A2A that I've posted, you would of noticed the fact that I had missed the very first one. To satisfy your hunger for material, I've decided to put up the initial Teaser-Trailer.

The trailer which is only 12 seconds long is still worth a look at, even though it contains footage appearing in one of the longer ones. It was our official introduction to the show, so its here for you now. You can find it located at the bottom of the post. The teaser itself, appears stretched out of perspective (ie: wide screen stretched to full screen) but it was the only version of it posted on youtube at the time. If this changes I will edit this post, and replace it with one that is in perspective. For the mean time though, this will have to do.

In site news, the official BBC Ashes To Ashes site has finally gone live. It's only one page at this stage, and part of BBC Drama though I am sure it will move to a larger site when the series begins just like Life On Mars did. It offers nothing in the way of desktops, avatars or icons. So it is a bit of a disappointment in that perspective, just simply series information at the moment. Possibly as a reaction to this, one of the contributors to the A2A Live Journal site has made some awesome avatars for your downloading pleasure. You can find the avatars located here.

In other site news, the guys over at the official Philip Glenister site have come back from their holidays now and have posted a large amount of new material. Phil also informs us of a new project hes just started for ITV, the supernatural drama "The Last Van Helsing". In this Phil plays a CIA agent, Rupert Galvin. Filming commenced on the 20th of January, for this 6 part ITV1 drama. So by the looks of it Phil is going to have a big year of scum busting, firstly with A2A and his "southern nancy boys" aided by Chris, Ray and Alex. Secondly as a Vampire-Hunter, the girls over at Philip Glenister Index will be going crazy over this one.

'Til next time Martians peace, and get your pre-orders in for the dvd.

(Ashes To Ashes Series 1 Teaser)


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Second Trailer (Already)

Hello again, whilst writing my post yesterday I was amazed when all of a sudden a trailer for the series appeared on YouTube. Today, I'm over the moon. Not even 24 hours since having posted that first trailer, another one has appeared and I'm sure more will very soon. What I'm most amazed about is the shear volume of traffic it has generated for the site. At the time of writing this I've received more than 470 visits, since putting it up here. Wow. We'll see how this one goes.

This second trailer contains the guys with their machine guns on the Thames. It also gives us a quick glimpse of Alex getting shot, if you look closely (its quick) you'll actually be able to make out Alex's face on the bullet as it comes towards her. During November last year I wrote a post about Andrew Clover being cast as a Clown in the show, well that clown appears to be the clown from the original Bowie music video. Same costume so I guess we can only presume Andrews character is David Bowie. The scene is quite surreal and makes one wonder "will we be getting to meet Major Tom", the character in the song as well?

We also get our first taste for what music will be used in the series as well. The trailer features Vienna by Ultravox as the background music, and gives us a quick flash of Adam Ant as well. Anyway you want to see it, here it is enjoy . . . .

(Ashes To Ashes - Trailer 2)

Well I hope you all enjoyed that, as the other trailers are shown on tv I will keep you all up to date. By the time the show actually airs, their should be quite a collection happening here. 'Til next time Martians peace, and remember "My Mum said to get things done, you better not mess with Major Tom!".


Saturday, January 19, 2008

2008 Is Here & Ashes Nearly Is . . . .

Greetings Martians, Burn Victims, etc . . . its been just under a month since I spoke to you last, about this up-coming series. There has been huge gaps and broken promises of posts, downloadables and other things from both this site and its parent site, over the last month. All I can say is sorry, these things will be sorted out soon. Apologies aside, I actually have something to say about Ashes To Ashes, its nearly here.

Yes finally after months of speculation over when the show was actually going to start, the BBC offers us a partial answer. Hooray! The BBC have finally listed the show as starting in Week 6 of there schedule. For those not in the know, what this means is the week commencing February 2. It does however not elaborate on this any further, as it is appearing as an "Unplaced Show".

Over the past few months only drips and drabs of information, besides the initial series announcement have manged to come our way. We have been tormented and teased by "I know something that you don't know journalism", which really doesn't tell you anything other than the person reporting it is a so and so. You know I didn't that Mr Wylie, love your work! I have actually been guilty of this myself. Why you ask? Quite simply the release of pictures, videos and information has been conditional on us not releasing certain sources or revealing specific information. In a way this has been good, as it has made the information we have shown you relatively spoiler free.

Other than this news, a couple of tidbits have come to light. For instance, the fact that Keeley's husband will be appearing the series. Hmmm, perhaps this was for trust reasons so he could keep tabs on the Mrs. Who knows. One thing is for certain, and that is that we will all find out soon enough. Getting back to the release date, Amazon has already posted the release date for the series 1 boxset. Yes you heard me correctly, we now know when we can buy it before we know when we can actually see it. Strange to say the least. The release date is tentatively marked for the 12th of May 2008, and the set has a price tag of £29.99 if you pre-order. The normal price will be £39.99, so a substantial saving there if you pre-order. I know I will.

With only just over a week to go until "Week 6", trailers for the series should start to appear relatively soon. As usual I will attempt to post trailers if they appear on youtube, but as we all know the BBC are quite diligent in there quest to remove unauthorised material from the web. So when these appear, they may not work on here for very long. I could have another bitch about this, but I've done it before so I'll give it a rest this time.

Over the past couple of months, since its beginning Dean Andrews Official blog has provided us with lots of juicy bits to tantalise our senses. Well the Deano comes through again, recently posting pictures of the Christmas Dinner and a couple of others including candid pics of Dean and the rest of the cast and the BAFTAS. You can find those pics here. As per usual Ms Hawes looks delicious, hey I'm male give me break.

I certainly didn't expect this, but while I have been writing this post a trailer has already appeared on youtube. Here it is, enjoy!

(Ashes To Ashes - Trailer 1)

Just before I go, you may also wish to check out this entertaining and highly fictitious interview with Ashley Pharoah, Matthew Graham and Gene Hunt. Yes Gene Hunt and not Philip Glenister, this was posted on the 7th of January at the website. Its well worth a read and will keep you entertained as well offering, well its fictitious what else can I say. The interview was conducted in the Luigi's restaurant that I have previously shown you pictures of. By the looks of it Luigi's, maybe the equivalent to The Railway Arms in LOM (ie: the local hang out).

'Til next time Martians (which will be sooner, rather than later this time), peace and may the next imaginary person you run into be Gene Hunt. Just like Keeley.