Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
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Multistorey: Part 1 

Boyd has to battle his demons when the case against a mass murderer, who killed his close friend, is reopened.


Robert Bierman


Barbara Machin (creator), Ed Whitmore


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Eve ... Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd
Sue Johnston ... Dr. Grace Foley
Holly Aird ... Dr. Frankie Wharton
Claire Goose ... DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver
Wil Johnson ... DS Spencer Jordan
Robert Pugh ... Robert Cross
Jason Hughes ... Andrew Cross
Kim Vithana ... Beth Downing
Sean Pertwee ... Carl Mackenzie
Lara Cazalet ... Fiona Mackenzie
Saskia Wickham Saskia Wickham ... Sally Patterson
Guy Henry ... Guy Reynolds
Shirley Anne Field ... Monica Reynolds
Brendan Coyle ... Martin Corgan
Raji James Raji James ... Stephen Markland


In 1996 a gunman opened fire from the top of a multistory carpark killing passersby on Whitewater High Street. Since known as the Whitewater massacre, one of the victims was a tactical squad police officer, Sgt. Nick Patterson, Supt. Peter Boyd's best friend. Patterson's police-issued Glock pistol disappeared and was the weapon used to kill him. The Glock disappeared that day but is found seven years later by two boys some 10 miles from Whitewater. Boyd and his team are assigned to solve the mystery of the vanishing gun as the convicted sniper's solicitor is calling his client's conviction into question. As the investigation continues, the team begin to discover anomalies that may in fact mean the convicted killer, Carl Mackenzie - who always maintained his innocence - may have been wrongly convicted. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








Release Date:

14 September 2003 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

16: 9 Enhanced
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Did You Know?


Episodes 3.1 Waking the Dead: Multistorey: Part 1 (2003) & 3.2 Waking the Dead: Multistorey: Part 2 (2003), written by Ed Whitmore and directed by Robert Bierman, received an International Emmy Award. See more »


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The antagonism is beginning.
1 January 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It's difficult for Boyd not to get personally involved as he's asked to long I to the case of a gunman, who killed many innocent victims at a Shopping Centre, including an old friend.

There is a very different feel to this episode, compared to those from the first two series, this is more blunt, less jovial, and more antagonistic. Boyd is becoming more unreasonable, there is even. Skittle mistrust for the first time.

I really liked the story, I'm confused as to whether they have the right man, or if the guilty party is still at large.

Fine performances, Sean Pertwee was particularly good, Jason Hughes and Robert Pugh were also very good.

A very strong start to Series 3. 8/10

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