La Chica de Ayer (TV series)

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La Chica de Ayer
Life on Mars (Spanish Title).jpg
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Genre Time travel
Police procedural
Starring Ernesto Alterio
Theme music composer Cesar Benito
Country of origin Spain
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Original network Antena 3
Original release April 26 (2009-04-26) – June 14, 2009 (2009-06-14)
Related shows Life on Mars (UK)
Life on Mars (US)
The Dark Side of the Moon (Russian)
Svět pod hlavou (Czech)
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La Chica de Ayer (English: The Girl from Yesterday[1]) is a Spanish television series which first aired on the channel Antena 3 between 26 April and 14 June 2009. A detective show, it was based on the British series Life on Mars which featured a policeman suddenly transported back to 1973. The Spanish version of the show was set four years later, in 1977, and took its name from the Spanish song "La Chica de Ayer" by Nacha Pop in a similar manner to the British version which was named after the David Bowie song "Life on Mars?".[2] It featured Ernesto Alterio in the role of Samuel Santos, a modern-day police officer who finds himself in 1977 post-Franco Spain under the command of Quin Gallardo (Antonio Garrido), a tough old-school policeman contemptuous of his modern methods.

The show was not renewed for a second season. The producers made two versions of the season finale and aired the one written to wrap up the series if it did not continue.[3]

Episode list[edit]

  1. "Regreso al pasado" ("Back to the past")
  2. "La mujer del vestido rojo" ("The woman in the red dress")
  3. "Llega el inspector Quintana" ("Inspector Quintana arrives")
  4. "El padre de Samuel, en peligro" ("The father of Samuel, in danger")
  5. "Vicente, el travestido" ("Vincent, the transvestite")
  6. "El caso de las feministas" ("The case of the feminists")
  7. "El abandono" ("Abandonment")
  8. "La luz al final del túnel" ("The light at the end of the tunnel")


  1. ^ "Google Translate". Translate.Google.Co.UK. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ http://IMDb.Com/title/tt1404147
  3. ^ "Antena 3 cumple 25 años: recordamos 25 series que han marcado su historia (parte 2)". Retrieved 2016-02-05.