In Life on Mars the name used for the real modern world of 2006. A place very advanced from the Manchester of 1973 where they use tape recorders in police interviews, have search engines, Pulp, new CPR methods, women intergrated into the police force, central heating, psychological profiling, witness protection, anonymous identity parades and so on.
Plod to Sam Tyler when he first wakes up in 1973,
"Says here you are on transfer from C Division in Hyde."
Sam Tyler to Gene Hunt while having a curry,
"Most of my cases in Hyde were drugs related."
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