As promised, here is the itinerary for 4:3tv Meet 010 - Life On Mars!
FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED, SOME OF US WILL BE HAVING BREAKFAST AT 8AM SHARP IN WETHERSPOONS WHICH IS A 5 MINUTE WALK FROM THE HOTEL. ALL CARS SHOULD BE ON CAR PARK OPPOSITE HOTEL (CITIPARK DALE STREET)
EVERYONE TO MEET IN OUTSIDE THE PREMIER INN MANCHESTER CITY (PICCADILLY) at 8.45am.
THE MEET WILL COMMENCE ON FOOT AT 9am SHARP! DON'T BE LATE.
Part 1: This part of the Meet will be by way of a walking tour. This will cover just over 2 miles and will take roughly 2 hours and 15 minutes.
S1E1 - Sam is run over
S1E4 - Gene & Sam talk about corruption while drinking a bottle of Scotch / S1E2 Kim Trent is arrested near some white dog shit
S2E4 - Sam spots a newspaper clipping in a puddle as a Beauvoir Girl is thrown from a car
S1E1 - Vinyl Heaven / S1E2 - Kim Trent robs the Jewellers & June gets shot / S1E7 - Gene & Sam go for a curry & Sam has a flashback
S1E5 - Gene chases the Capri / S1E5 - The Soccer Fan Fight / S2E7 - Hattershall Boxing Gym
S1E3 - Sam walks back to Gene with the bacon sarnies / Gene reverses through boxes / Gene reverses and spins Cortina
From here it is a 2 minute walk back to the hotel where we will get into the cars for part 2 of the tour.
ALL CARS SHOULD BE ON CAR PARK OPPOSITE HOTEL (CITIPARK DALE STREET)
Part 2: This part of the tour will cover roughly 35 miles in total.
Various episodes throughout both series - Stopford House - The Police Station (I think it is free to park here but if not it will be a minimum charge for 1 hour of £1.50)
S1E8 - Woodbank Community Centre. Sam finds out about his Dad
Now we will drive towards the next location, stopping for lunch at a specially selected pub.
PARKING AT THE PUB IS ON THEIR OWN PAY AND DISPLAY CAR PARK. THE CHARGE WILL BE £3 PER CAR WHICH IS RETURNABLE IF YOU TAKE YOUR TICKET INTO THE PUB AND BUY FOOD AND DRINKS.
PLEASE RESPECT THE RULES OF THE INN AND DO NOT BRING IN YOUR OWN FOOD AND DRINK. IF YOU WOULD RATHER NOT DRINK OR EAT WHAT THE PUB HAS TO OFFER, THEN PLEASE CONSUME YOUR OWN FOOD & DRINK IN YOUR CAR IF NECESSARY.
Immediately after a 90 minute break, we will drive just a few hundred yards to the next location.
S2E8 - Frank Morgan meets Sam at the Tyler Family Churchyard
S2E1 - Murder on a bus. Gene & Sam investigate a murder near the viaduct
S1E4 - Sam's childhood home
S1E8 - Sam's second childhood home
S1E2 - Gene & Sam chase Kim Trent along the canal towpath / Gene, Sam & Leonard hide in an Ice Cream Van / S1E5 - Gene chases a Capri / S1E8 Closing view of Cortina
S2E2 - Dilys' News Stand / S2E5 - Sam is tripping / S2E5 - Ray finds a girls shoe behind the phonebox / S2E6 - An overdose victim is found / S1E4 - Gene drives to the Abattoir.
From here it is a 5 minute drive back to the Hotel Car Park. We should be back at the hotel for around 5.30pm.
DRIVERS: I will hand out addresses on the morning of the meet with any specific info you may need. It is expected that you will have navigation of some kind (or one of your passengers will have Google Maps on their phone) which will make the journey very easy indeed. If however you would prefer all the location addresses in advance, please let me know and I will send them to you via email so you can study the routes in advance.
PASSENGERS: If you are a passenger on the day, it is expected that you will offer at least £10 to your driver to cover the fuel expenses. This is really appreciated and will ensure that those who do drive will be happy to again at future events.
Any questions regarding any aspect of the itinerary - especially drivers, don't hesitate to ask me. I'll help all I can. As you can see, it is more important than ever before that we can rely on you as drivers to turn up for this event. It would leave everyone in a total mess if a driver failed to show.
Here is just a small sample of the excellent locations we will be seeing on the day.
During the walk...
During the drive...
Any questions? Please get in touch.
Incidentally, those joining us on Saturday, for the Saturday evening, you'll be pleased to know that I've planned a very interesting pub tour that takes in some marvellous pubs, not least of them being what is regarded as the real life inspiration for the Life On Mars pub - The Railway Arms. Obviously, this pub tour will be conducted on foot and covers in excess of 2 miles so if you don't think you could manage it, you are free to spend Saturday evening doing your own thing.