Chris will die in the series two finale. During the third series in 1983, Carling is promoted to a DI while Hunt is on the run for Drake's shooting, and takes overall charge of CID. You wouldn't believe the amount of my songs that have sort of spun off that one song. Along with Chris and Shaz, it is revealed that Ray Carling had previously died in the real world. Following the Award winning, hugely popular cult TV hit of Life On Mars was always going to be tricky, but Ashes To Ashes did brilliantly live up to its heritage. Did the USA make their version of Ashes to Ashes? After a period of time as a DC, Hunt re-promotes Carling to DS in series 2, episode 1, which he remains at for the next decade until 1983 in Ashes to Ashes. WPC/DC Sharon "Shaz" Granger is a fictional character in BBC One's science fiction/police procedural drama, Ashes to Ashes.The character is portrayed by Montserrat Lombard.The character's look and style are based on Joanne Catherall of The Human League in 1981. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He initially takes a dislike to DI Sam Tyler (John Simm), since he hoped to get a promotion to Detective Inspector. Well, we needed a Eva crossover for this series and we hadn't had one yet. He is disgraced and reduced to the rank of detective constable, although he is reinstated as detective sergeant later in the series. Columbo "Ashes To Ashes" marked Patrick McGoohan's fourth - and final - appearance as a killer on the show.Columbo is a loveable, blue-collar cop with an uncanny knack for solving crimes. Created by Matthew Graham, Ashley Pharoah. During episode 3 of the second series, Carling is blown up by a car bomb and hospitalized. Carling has also been described by the BBC's website as Hunt's "right-hand man when it comes to fighting, shooting, gambling and the ladies".[3]. Whether your body is cremated or buried within this earth, you will return to ashes and dust. The team of Adler, Park, Woods, and Mason have found nothing in Duga, and they figure out that you’ve lied to them. Directed by Patrick McGoohan. Alex and Sam are aspect's of Asuka and Shinji's subconscious. Ray took out his frustrations on a drunk young man outside a pub and ended up killing him, something which his DCI covered up. The character is portrayed by Keeley Hawes and as a child by Lucy Cole. This section details the events of Ashes to Ashes if you DID set up the ambush for Adler’s team in the locked area of the Safehouse during the final moments of Identity Crisis. He takes his job very seriously. My children’s dad died several years ago and he was cremated. Life on Mars Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. During series 2 he drove a Morris Marina. During Life on Mars, Carling often prefers Hunt's brutality and corruption over DI Sam Tyler's ideas. DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum. Die Figuren Ray Carling und Chris Skelton erhalten deutlich mehr Präsenz und ihr Verhalten ist … With Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Rue McClanahan, Richard Riehle. During episode seven, Shaz Granger is stabbed, and in retaliation, Gene Hunt allows Chris Skelton and Ray Carling to violently assault Hollis, her attacker, while he is cuffed and in police custody. What are my children’s rights? Each of them retain their rank. Now, she will not give them to the children. Although he initially dismisses it as alcohol-related, he is eventually brought round by Shaz and the three of them share the vision together in the street outside Luigi's. By 1981, when the first series of Ashes to Ashes is set, Carling resents having a female superior, DI Alex Drake and is still overwhelmingly sexist and opposed to having women in CID. Added to that, as Ashes was a spin-off to Life On Mars, I have no idea how they'd have created a spin-off for it. When Gene and Sam return to the station, they find Kemble dead. Ridden with guilt, he committed suicide by hanging himself in a bout of severe depression and alcohol abuse. Ray carries a tremendous burden of expectation, given his family's history of service to Queen and country. Alongside Gene Hunt and Chris Skelton, Carling moved from Manchester to London and joined the Metropolitan Police shortly after the death of Sam Tyler in 1980. They did not wait long enough and it's still very cold near the lake. The mysteries of Ashes To Ashes and Life On Mars were finally solved in a tear-jerking climax as viewers learned that DCI Gene Hunt is dead - and so are his colleagues. Upon further investigation, Ray is found responsible for the death of this inmate, and realises that he can't be Gene or follow in his footsteps. Ashes To Ashes co-creator Matthew Graham has described last night's final episode. I think it was just Ray and Gene.” 40. During Life on Mars, Carling has little respect for Sam Tyler, due to their disagreements over policing methods and Tyler's getting the job to which Carling hoped to be promoted. Karma Houdini: Ray and Gene to a lesser extent, even more so than in Life On Mars.. Joshua of the ANC in the penultimate episode, who Chris lets run from custody even after hearing that he killed several South African police officers with a bomb ten years ago. “Whereas I think the show did have legs in it. During series 2, it is revealed that Carling is a Freemason, and holds the rank of Tyler. Carling goes on to ruin a stake-out during a hostage situation, but after the case is solved, Hunt acknowledges that it was a difficult operation and finally applauds his ability and effort. The 80s are back and it's criminal. Throughout the series, Carling frequently clashes with Sam Tyler regarding his policing methods. In series 2 in 1982, Carling actually fills out an army application form, but when he asks Alex Drake to write a reference, she takes the form and rips it up into little pieces, convincing him to stay. I wanted to give him a name that he himself would find a little bit poncey. DS Ray Carling (later DI) is a fictional character in BBC One's science fiction/police procedural drama, Life on Mars and its spin-off Ashes to Ashes. DI Alexandra "Alex" Drake (1973 - 2008) is a fictional character in BBC One's science fiction/police procedural drama, Ashes to Ashes. In Life on Mars, Ray is a detective in the 'A' Divison of the Manchester and Salford Police force. “No. Ray Carling is shown to be similar in character to his boss, DCI Gene Hunt. Along with Chris and Shaz, it is revealed that Ray Carling also died in the real world in 1976. Along with Chris and Shaz, it is revealed that Ray Carling also died in the real world in 1976. This led him to become severely depressed and dependent on alcohol, because he felt he was a disappointment to his father and grandfather. The Quattro's fired up and fashion sense has been thrown out of the window as the second series of hit BBC One drama Ashes to Ashes returns! Shaz even jokes that it should be Ray and Chris getting married, an idea that makes Ray very uncomfortable, but which he fails to reject outright. “Ashes to Ashes” wrapped up a couple more of the main arcs and ended with a riveting season finale that was quite satisfying for this Longmire fan. Visit Cathode Ray Tube for reviews of popular TV series including all of the final series of Ashes To Ashes, Doctor Who, as well as video reviews of classic and retro TV series and films. The events of Ashes to Ashes, however, take place in 1981 with the arrival of Alex Drake and the death of Sam Tyler. CATHODE RAY TUBE Fank Collins' ever excellent Cathode Ray Tube, described as "the quintessence of British Pop culture blogs," is always on my Favorites List. Viewers who suspected that all the CID characters in 1983 were already dead had their theories confirmed: Ray hanged himself; Chris was a young uniformed PC … Alex hasn’t got a middle name and Chris hasn’t. Directed by Charles Pratt Jr.. With Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Rob Estes, Jamie Luner. As a young DC, he committed suicide by hanging himself on 6 May 1972, the day of that year's FA Cup Final. However, during the second and third series he is much more willing to work with Drake and respects her as his senior officer and equal colleague. The long-running mystery of Ashes To Ashes and Life On Mars were finally explained in the series finale last night. The truth behind DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) and … This was covered up by his DCI, which resulted in Carling sinking into a deeper depression. The events of Ashes to Ashes, however, take place in 1981 with the arrival of Alex Drake and following the death of Sam Tyler. The BBC1 series Ashes to Ashes ended tonight, explaining the fates of Gene, Alex, Shaz, Ray, Chris, and even the Quattro Viv is one of the more 'by-the-book' officers in Ashes to Ashes. "Ashes to Ashes" (ハイハハイニ, Hai wa Hai ni?) The character is portrayed by Keeley Hawes and as a child by Lucy Cole. On 1 May 1976, during the FA Cup Final, Carling committed suicide by hanging himself in his living room. I did a Supermac letter (on the BBC Ashes website) in series two, I think, and I named him Stephen. Alex hasn’t got a middle name and Chris hasn’t. In reality, the phrase ‘ashes to ashes’ carries a lot of beautiful symbolism. Episode 1. The events of Ashes to Ashes, however, take place in 1981 with the arrival of Alex Drakeand following the death of Sam Tyler. What are childrens’ rights to their deceased father’s ashes. In 1980, he transferred to Fenchurch East in London with his superior officer Hunt and his peer DC Chris Skelton. The events of Ashes to Ashes, however, take place in 1981 with the arrival of Alex Drake and the death of Sam Tyler. The phrase, “Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust,” comes from the “The Order for the Burial of the Dead”, an “order of service” for graveside funeral services. In Ashes to Ashes, however, this friendship is tested after Chris takes his first backhander from a robbery, in order to pay off a loanshark he got involved with to pay for his girlfriend, WPC Sharon/Shaz Granger (Montserrat Lombard)'s engagement ring. Ray, along with Shaz and Chris, endures visions of stars and space and hears strange voices, like that of in a pub, and described by Chris as Nelson (Tony Marshall), the publican from Life on Mars, asking him what is he having to drink. I think it was just Ray and Gene.” 40. 1 Game appearances 2 Rhythm game information 2.1 Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2.2 Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone/MegaMix … While Gene and Sam head out to the local takeaway for a meal, Ray tries to get information out of small-time drug dealer, Billy Kemble, by using Gene's methods. Raymond Carling was born in Lancashire on 11 April 1945 near the end of the Second World War (A2A Series 2: Episode 5). Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mainly Gene.Ray also counts. “No. Ashes to Ashes (and Life On Mars) both take place in the Neon Genesis Evangelion universe. I wanted to give him a name that he himself would find a little bit poncey. Die Vorgängerserie von Ashes to Ashes war im Detail doch ein wenig liebevoller ausgearbeitet. While he may appear somewhat shambolic with his dirty raincoat or rambling train of thought, this is just a tactic used to lure suspects into a false sense of security. Carling has also been described by the BBC's website as Hunt's "right-hand man when it comes to fighting, shooting, gambling and the ladies". Graham, who penned the last story, discussed the world where DI Alex Drake found herself in the show's first series. In 1982, he was promoted to Detective Inspector after Hunt was forced into exile. In reality, Carling was a Detective Constable of the Greater Manchester Police in 1972 who committed suicide and awoke in Gene Hunt's World. After a much maligned Hollywood gossip columnist is murdered by her former lover, Columbo tries to find a way to prove he was responsible for the crime. After that, you’ll be treated to short but dark mission called Ashes to Ashes. is a KAITO song written by niboshi and composed and arranged by Tennen. A short time before the explosion, Sam Tyler claims it is a hoax and not the IRA as he knows from 2006 that they never used dynamite. After an extensive cover-up operation, Hunt angrily demotes Carling to DC (Detective Constable). Enjoy the thrills, the laughter, the '80s music and some superb characters who loved, hated, fought and would die for each other. He suffers severe posttraumatic stress disorder after his release from hospital and unwittingly compromises Tyler's investigations. The character is portrayed by Dean Andrews. In the Spring of 1972, Carling applied for Basic Army training, which he failed. Unlike his disdain for DI Tyler in 1973, he forms a good working relationship with DI Alex Drake and, most of the time, fully respects her authority over him, despite her gender. In Gene Hunt's World, however, he "goes to the pub" at the same time as Alex, and in the company of Chris and Shaz. Ray had committed suicide over his guilt and unhappiness with the Force and Chris and Shaz died in the line of duty, as did Gene and Alex. One of the men has a cold with a stuffed up nose and a bad cough. He is, however, hailed a hero by the rest of CID. With Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster. No question of the Mars and Ashes characters ever returning to TV? And neither is… Many years later, he joined the local police constabulary, which merged into the Manchester and Salford Police, which in turn became the Greater Manchester Police. It wasn't about coppers that did bad things, but those that "had issues with their passing". I did a Supermac letter (on the BBC Ashes website) in series two, I think, and I named him Stephen. It's all part of Instrumentality. Dennoch überzeugt in Ashes to Ashes der Facettenreichtum der einzelnen Charaktere. WE know what’s happened to Sam Tyler. DI Alexandra "Alex" Drake (1973 - 2008) is a fictional character in BBC One's science fiction/police procedural drama, Ashes to Ashes. Whether your body is cremated or buried within this earth, you will return to ashes and dust. He also felt he'd failed his father and grandfathers, who were all army sergeants, after he flunked basic training for entry to the British Army — a theme which runs through the series. Returning to ‘ashes’ and ‘dust’ isn’t something to fear. Along with Chris and Shaz, it is revealed that Ray Carling also died in the real world in 1976. Each of them retain their rank. Eventually he became a Detective Constable under an unnamed DCI. (A2A Series 3: Episode 8). Gene is probably Pen-Pen, or Gendo. One night at a pub, he took out his anger on an intoxicated young man, whom he eventually killed. Just as they throw the ashes in the lake, the wind shifts and covers up in their buddy's remains. full name given in DCI Keats' report to Chief Superintendent Callahan, on BBC website, "BBC - Drama - Ashes to Ashes - Characters - Ray Carling", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ray_Carling&oldid=975616590, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 August 2020, at 14:43. It is also revealed that Ray's father and grandfather were in the army, but Ray never joined himself as he went out drinking on the night he was supposed to sign up and never got around to going because he was scared, his relationship with his father subsequently souring despite his successes in the force. We know he died in 1976 as on the TV in the room in which he committed suicide, the 1976 FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Southampton is being shown live. Graham, who penned the last story, discussed the world where DI Alex Drake found herself in the show's first series. David Bowie – “Ashes to Ashes” Supertramp – “Take the Long Way Home” Season 2. DC/DS/DI Raymond Milton[1] "Ray" Carling[2] is a fictional character in BBC One's science fiction/police procedural drama, Life on Mars and its spin-off Ashes to Ashes. ; Lady in Red: Alex's first 1981 outfit. Returning to ‘ashes’ and ‘dust’ isn’t something to fear. 2,961 Views Read the entire Ashes to Ashes, Series 1 show script » He supports Manchester United, one of the few deviations from his hero-worship of Gene Hunt, although he seems equally passionate about 'footy'. Ray is transferred along with Gene Hunt, and Chris Skelton to the south of the country where they join the Metropolitan Police Service in London. Ray has the black-and-white, carved in stone worldview of a 'real man' of his era. 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