Glenister has joked in previous interviews about being contractually obligated to work once a year with his Mars co-star John Simm (with whom he is genuinely close: “we were a double act”) and shortly before we meet they have finished working together on the second series of Sky1’s Mad Dogs, alongside their mates Marc Warren and Max Beesley.
“One night when we were on location in Majorca, we sat and watched an episode of Life on Mars, just the two of us, in my room with a bottle of wine. There’s a scene in the surveillance van when DC Chris Skelton farts and says something like, ‘Sorry Guv, ate something dodgy last night’ and I say [adopts raspy Gene Hunt tones] ‘What’ve you been eating? Pedigree Chum?’ John and I roared with laughter. … At the end we were, like, ‘Not a bad little show, that.’
Philip Glenister - Radio Times Interview [Oct 1-7 2011]