Well, the Life on Mars finale was last night, and I thought it came to a brilliant conclusion. Sentimental without being too cheesy. It seemed to make sense of the whole series, but upon reflection, the big question, "am I mad, in a coma or back in time?" was left open.

The BBC has news of a sequel, Ashes to Ashes that should see Gene Hunt return to our screens next year.

David E Kelly is planning an American remake. You've got to wonder whether it will end up as another Coupling or achieving the rare accomplishment that The Office: An American Workplace managed. (The latter is even shown on British television, although not achieving anything close to the ratings of the original series.)

Farewell Sam Tyler!