The year 2006 was the 6th year of the 21st Century and the Third Millennium.
In 2006, Sam Tyler was a DCI in the Greater Manchester Police who always followed the rules precisely and supported his arrests with previous declared acts. However, his work often distanced him from his family and friends.
Murder Investigation and Sam Tyler's coma
Following the kidnapping of his colleague and girlfriend Maya Roy in connection with a series of murders, Tyler attempted to search for her but was involved in a car accident by the A57 motorway. The impact of the crash sent Tyler into a deep coma, from which he subsequently awoke in 1973. (LoM Series 1: Episode 1)
During Tyler's coma
Although he was relocated to 1973, Tyler often experienced visions and sounds from 2006 in his coma state, such as his mother fearing for his life after giving permission for his surgeons to turn off his life support machine if there were no signs of movement. (LoM Series 1: Episode 4)
It was not until the year 2007 that Sam Tyler would wake up from his coma.
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|Years featured and mentioned in 'Life on Mars' and 'Ashes to Ashes'|
|UK: 1953 - 1969 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1995 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009|
US: 1973 - 2008 - 2035
ES: 1977 - 2009