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Waking the Dead 

Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

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Barbara Machin
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Trevor Eve ...  Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd / ... 92 episodes, 2000-2011
Sue Johnston ...  Dr. Grace Foley 92 episodes, 2000-2011
Wil Johnson ...  DI Spencer Jordan / ... 92 episodes, 2000-2011
Tara Fitzgerald ...  Dr. Eve Lockhart 42 episodes, 2007-2011
Claire Goose ...  DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver / ... 41 episodes, 2000-2007
Holly Aird ...  Dr. Frankie Wharton 39 episodes, 2000-2005
Félicité Du Jeu Félicité Du Jeu ...  DC Stella Goodman 36 episodes, 2005-2009
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Storyline

Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by Trevor Eve) is the leader of a multi-discipline police team of detectives and scientists, the Cold Case Squad, which investigates old, unsolved murder cases using modern methods and new technology that may not have been available during the original investigation. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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A second chance to catch the killer!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Waking the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(18 episodes) | (2 1-hour episodes per story)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In 2018, a five-part radio prequel to the series, The Unforgiven, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4, with Sue Johnston, Claire Goose, Wil Johnson and Holly Aird reprising their roles as Dr. Grace Foley, DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver, DI Spencer Jordan & Dr. Frankie Wharton respectively. All five episodes were written by series creator Barbara Machin. See more »

Goofs

In S1 Boyd is talking about his missing son who is named Joe in the episode of the Blind Beggar, but in S7 when he turns up, his name is Luke. See more »

Quotes

Dr Grace Foley: Shut up, Spence. All you're worrying about is that Boyd's let you down. You put him on a pedestal and he's fallen off.
DS Spencer Jordan: That's rubbish!
Dr Grace Foley: No, it's textbook.
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Alternate Versions

US broadcasts were cut down to approximately 50 minutes per episode to allow room for commercials. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.2 (2008) See more »

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Brilliant , well written and fabulously acted
8 July 2003 | by georgigemsSee all my reviews

I wish someone would be able to find out if they did more than one

pilot and 2 seasons of this show. It is by far one of the best things

ever on TV . The acting is just superb with Trevor Eve (who I have

adored for years ) heading a brilliant cast of relatively unknown

actors. Ever part in executed with realistic sensitivity and the

stories are timely yet not gory considering there is a lot of forensic

work afoot.

As a die-hard fan of Adam Dalgliesh, I rank this show as my #2

favorite from the BBC , tied with Inspector Morse.

God! are these Brits fabulous or what?

Anyone who finds out what's happening with this series in the UK

feel free to email me...I 'd love to know as I have seen every

episode at least 3xs..


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