Ashes to Ashes S2 E3 Preview

Alex Drake and Gene Hunt

Alex Drake and Gene Hunt tackle animal rights extremists in the third installment of Ashes to Ashes Series 2, with a petrol bomb attack leaving a young girl in a critical condition in hospital and more clues from the future for Alex…

With DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) and DI Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes) taking advantage of an early lead and visiting imprisoned animal rights campaigner Robin Elliot in prison, it seems that in his hunger strike induced delirium he seems to know something about Alex and her predicament.

Of course in the background, something murky is taking place. Despite Hunt’s outrage over the injury of an innocent child and his recent apparent conversion to the corrupt regime of Superintendent “Supermac” Macintosh, he is still threatened with a transfer to Plymouth – even to the shock of fellow corrupt officer DS Ray Carling.

With the events of the preceding weeks looking set to provide a major element of reality to the series, not to mention providing a major test to the character of Gene Hunt, how will Alex cope with the idea that the imprisoned Robin Elliot could hold the key to her getting home to 2008?

Also starring Dean Andrews as DS Ray Carling, Marshall Lancaster as DS Chris Skelton and Roger Allam as Superintendent “Supermac” Macintosh, Ashes to Ashes S2 E3 airs 9pm-10pm Monday 4th May – and as with earlier editions this series is accompanied on digital TVs via the red button by clips from 1980s Top of the Pops featuring songs from the episodes soundtrack and hosted by actor Philip Glenister in Gene Hunt guise.

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