|Series:||Life on Mars (UK)|
|Rank:||Detective Chief Inspector (GHW)|
|US equivalent:||Franklin Morgan|
While Gene had preferred the police department to be organic, Frank Morgan was strict and wanted it very clean and neat. Morgan got along well with DI Sam Tyler, but liked to boss around the other coppers and bully them. Morgan believed Gene to be a murderer, and was disappointed when someone else was found to be the culprit. Gene returned to the department with only the most perfunctory of welcomes from Morgan.
At the end of the Gene's welcome back party, Morgan told Sam that he had done a good job as a copper and was very close to returning home, a phrase that held a great deal of meaning to Sam.
DCI Morgan returned a short time later (Series 2: Episode 8) and told Sam that if he discredited Gene Hunt and his out-moded policing methods, Sam could return to Hyde (the place where he supposedly came from). Sam agreed, believing that he would be able to return home. When Sam, Gene, DS Ray Carling, DC Chris Skelton, and WDC Annie Cartwright were undercover during an armed train robbery, and being shot at, Sam asked Morgan for help, but he refused. Sam realised that Morgan was willing to let Hunt and his team be killed to make his point.
After this, Sam woke up in a hospital back in the year 2007, one year after he had been hit by a car. He had been in a coma for so long because he had a brain tumour. In the future, however, Frank Morgan was the surgeon who operated on him, cutting out the tumour and bringing him back to consciousness ...
In The Sweeney, Garfield Morgan was the actor who played the role of Jack Regan's DCI, Frank Haskins.
Frank Morgan is the name of the actor who played the wizard in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.
|Characters of Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes|
Sam Tyler / Gene Hunt / Annie Cartwright / Ray Carling / Chris Skelton / Alex Drake / Sharon Granger