Angered by the treatment Viv has been given, Ray attacks Sacks, and as a result Chris and Ray are captured. He eventually directs Alex to Gene Hunt’s office (where Ray and Chris had caught her earlier and been a little too easily fobbed off from where we were sitting), where she discovers another tin box. When it becomes apparent that Viv has been left behind, Gene tries to go back into the building but is stopped by the riot police. Only this time, his face is fully intact. Just who is he? 6 / 8 Viv's life hangs in the balance after an attempt to stop a prison riot goes badly wrong. Question: does anybody know who sang ashes to ashes, the last song in the season 3 episode: "it's a trap" (episode 6) Other. By way of proof, he offers the information that Viv isn’t who he seems to be, which of course proves to be correct. During the the breakout, four prison officers were stabbed, including James Ferris who died of a heart attack as a result, and another officer who was shot in the head. But furthermore, he also gives Alex a tin box which turns out to have the schematics to the prison in. But he’s not the second mysterious figure we’re talking of. The same Jim Keats who’s had two people die in his arms now (and go back and watch the moment where Viv dies in his arms: is it just us that feels that Viv is fighting against something when that happens? Alex mentions a riot at Strangeways. Gene says, "like the bloody paddies in the Maze", referencing Her Majesty's Prison Maze, Northern Ireland, which was a prison used to house paramilitary prisoners during the Troubles from 1971–2000. Thus, it gives Drake and Hunt the knowledge of how to go in and successfully rescue those trapped inside, which by this point – much to the unhappiness of Shaz – includes Ray and Chris (who get to share a tender moment of sorts when they both realise they might be about to die). Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 07, 2010 on BBC. For, and let’s make no bones about this, the episode we’ve just sat through was downright, edge-of-your-seat brilliant. In the 1980s Sailor Matey and Miss Matey were renamed Mr and Mrs Matey. The story that held the episode together was one of a prison riot. Later while restrained, Viv punches the guy holding him and trys to beat up Sacks but is soon thrown to the ground and shot in the knee and Ray and Chris are tied up in wires, ready to be electrocuted. Next episode: Series 3: Episode 8. Alex is then left to put her differences with Gene aside to reunite their team, but disaster awaits them. The only thing is, in giving us answers, Ashes To Ashes has thrown up a whole host of new questions. The reasons for the riot were investigated in the Woolf Report. While Alex is begging Thordy for information, he says that Viv is not a hostage. Do not upload anything which you do not own or are fully licensed to upload. A camera film, and a picture of a police officer, specifically number 6620. Director: David Drury. © 2020 TV.COM, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. When Alex's negotiations with the prisoners fail, Gene sends Chris and Ray in under cover with a press contingent. Directed by Philip John. The seventh episode of the third series of the British science fiction television series Ashes to Ashes which was first broadcast by BBC One on 14 May 2010. Now runs Film Stories Magazine. Before Alex can get to Gene in time, Chris and Ray are sent to get him out, posing as journalists. Gene says, "Jesus wanted 'im for a sunbeam", referencing the children's Christian hymn, "I'll be a Sunbeam" by Nellie Talrot, sung to the tune composed by Edwin O Excell in 1900. Keats leaves the team to mourn over Viv. Life on Mars' Matthew Graham: There’s ‘Another Journey for Sam Tyler to Go on’, Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide: Best Consoles and Games to Buy, How Darth Maul Would Have Completely Changed the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, The Outsider is Better as a One-Season Wonder, Jacob’s Ladder: How LSD, Tibetan Buddhism and Tim Robbins Combined to Create a Cult Classic. Only 19 of the prisoners were recaptured. With Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster. He’s been exceptional, and has us pretty much screaming at the telly. Later, Alex thinks about the Guv beating up Thordy and sees a broken tooth of Thordy, and then the ghost policeman haunts her. Given that it’s the penultimate episode of the show of all time next week, we certainly hope we find out more. Gene believes the culprit is Chas Cale, a blagger he crossed swords with years ago. 10. https://life-on-mars.fandom.com/wiki/Series_3:_Episode_6_(Ashes_to_Ashes)?oldid=11558, Alex says, "There he goes; Braveheart in Paco Rabanne", referring to the 1995 film, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" is a song first heard in the stage show. His cousin was in prison and so he had done a deal with Sacks to bring in the gun if his cousin Carl was released. Watch Ashes to Ashes - Season 3, Episode 6 - Episode 6: Riot control at a London prison goes badly wrong and Sgt Viv James is taken captive. |, See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Please read the following before uploading. Firstly, the police officer with, as we suspected, the numbers 6620 on his arm. Just brilliant. Directed by Catherine Morshead. That’s just one ingredient part of a jam-packed episode, though. And yet there’s more. Ashley Pharoah. Everybody exits the building but Viv. They hi-jacked the meals lorry and smashed their way out. Alex then tries to negotiate with Sacks but he places a sign over Viv saying 'One More Word And He Dies'. It also sparked off disturbances in prisons across England, Scotland and Wales. Chris manages to get the CCTV up and running and Gene speaks on the tannoy to the leader, Jason Sacks. Who is Thordy, and how did he know so much? In it? Is he really Tyler? Remember: Abuse of the TV.com image system may result in you being banned from uploading images or from the entire site – so, play nice and respect the rules! Keats gets Commander Gray from the army to conduct a raid on the prison with his soldiers. One prisoner was killed and 147 prison officers and 47 prisoners were injured. He says that if he lays a finger on Viv, he will rip his heart out. Editor, author, writer, broadcaster, Costner fanatic. It was first produced in 1958 and sold in skittle-shaped plastic bottles with the character Sailor Matey on it. Keats keeps seizing on these moments, and Drake finally cracks, in what could and should be a pivotal moment for the show. Ashes To Ashes messes with your head in spectacular style, as its final season … Just superb. Episode #3.6. Just Drake telling Keats that there have been cover-ups had us taking a deep intake of breath, as the bond between Alex and Gene fell apart still faster. For there’s no attempt from Drake to hide her disgust at Hunt’s methodology, not least when he beats up Thordy, an escaped prisoner, while in custody, to the extent where his jaw is knocked out. Is he someone else from the future? There’s just two hours of Ashes left…. Because he knows an awful lot if he isn’t, aside from the fact that East 17 sang Stay Another Day. Sacks then sends a tape of his demands to the police. Are we going to find out who Jim Keats, Sam Tyler and officer 6620 really are? Meanwhile, Paul Thordy reveals that Sacks has the place trip-wired so if anyone enters they will throw the switch that kills Chris, Ray and Viv. Is he a Sam Tyler-like figure? On 1st April 1990 prisoners rioted at Strangeways Prison in Manchester t for 25 days. Ashes To Ashes series 3 episode 6 review; Reviews Ashes To Ashes series 3 episode 6 review. Immediately, this offered one of many opportunities for Jim Keats to take digs and potshots at Gene Hunt, as he basically sat back and allowed him to make what proved to be a mistake. Matey is a UK children's bubble bath made by the Matey company. On 25 September 1983, thirty-eight prisoners at the Maze were involved in a breakout. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images. It was the longest prison disturbance in British legal history. We never find out exactly what Viv was trying to tell DCI Hunt, so we have to assume that it was something to do with the plot that would unravel later. Instead, it’s Jim Keats. Many police are injured and Gene sees Sacks, the ringleader. Get the best of Den of Geek delivered right to your inbox! Gene says, "I do not stink, I bath in Matey." Whichever formula fits, the performance of Daniel Mays week in week out is something of real quality. The first line is, "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.".