Gene Hunt 2007
SYNOPSIS OF LIFE ON MARS SPIN-OFF, BLUE GENE
Gene Hunt, politically incorrect DCI, is shot in a botched police operation on a gang of armed robbers and "wakes up" in 2007. He finds himself attached to the Met as a Detective Sergant and struggles to cope with the changes around him
After being suspended from the Met for giving the addresses of suspects to the Media, Hunt decides this is an offence to his honour, and feeling fed up with the "namby-pamby" world of modern policing, formally resigns. But all is not lost for Hunt, as he is hired as a columnist for a top selling red top newspaper
Things are going well for Hunt, his unreconstructed comments on the state of the World earn him many plaudits and soon he is seen socialising in the company of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Littlejohn, Jon Gaunt and many others. However, a misjudged appearance on Newsnight Review, a sexual harrasment charge at a local nightclub, a near falling-out with Max Clifford, and a rant too far on his column means that life is looking bleak for Hunt. Like some of his media friends, Hunt fails to realise that he is seen as a postmodern figure of fun and that back in 1973 he needed and depended on the effeminate Sam Tyler. On his own, he's in trouble.
But all is not lost on Gene Hunt. A friendship with Kelvin Mackenzie and a job on TalkSport can work wonders. The prospect of being a guest on 18 Doughty Street however is enough to even get Iain Dale a tad concerned, esp given Hunt's lively but sexist comments on Margaret Thatcher ;)
Being throughly fed up with his voice not being heard enough. Hunt stands for Mayor of London, but a car crash on the M 25 on the way to a campaign meeting means that he wakes up back in 1973.