... Sam Tyler had woken up in 1873 rather than 1973? That could be a whole new series.
DI Tyler (waking up from his accident):
"Sorry, I don't know where I am. I was listening to David Bowie on my iPod and then... I just don't remember anything else."
"Pray let me, Sir, specify the jurisdiction and full extent of your office. You are by legal oath assigned to protect the inhabitants of the Manchester metropolis and to report to the Magistracy any nefarious activity in the vicinity of this police house. Regrettably, owing to an incident involving a collision with a horse-drawn omnibus, you are now disadvantageously circumstanced. But I still expect you to go out and nick some villains, you little scrotum."