Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
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End of the Night: Part 1 

Boyd reopens a 12 year-old former cold case when the victim, a 30 year old rape and trauma victim who has tried to commit suicide even though no new evidence has surfaced.


Dan Reed


Barbara Machin (creator), Ed Whitmore


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Eve ... Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd
Sue Johnston ... Dr. Grace Foley
Tara Fitzgerald ... Dr. Eve Lockhart
Wil Johnson ... DI Spencer Jordan
Stacey Roca ... DS Katrina Howard
Michelle Dockery ... Gemma Morrison
Kate Fleetwood ... Zoe Morrison
Simon Wilson ... Andrew
Noah Hedges Noah Hedges ... Shaun Morrison
Ian Mercer ... Jason Bloch
Fiona Gillies ... Miranda Bloch
Rory Kinnear ... James Mitcham
Sally Leonard Sally Leonard ... Helen Mitcham
Daisy Suffield Daisy Suffield ... Natasha Mitcham
Trevor Laird Trevor Laird ... DI Mike Vedder


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Twelve years earlier,after her car tyre blew on a lonely road in Kent one night, Gemma Morrison was raped, and her young brother killed, by two passing motorists - one of whom was called Jason as she recalls. Following her suicide attempt at her thirtieth birthday party the team - with Katrina replacing Stella, to Spence's bewilderment - reopen the case and get Gemma to re-live the events of the night, unaware that she is in an affair with brother-in-law Andrew. Eve proves that the blow-out was no accident and the trail leads to care-taker Jason Bloch. He eludes the team's stakeout and calls on a married man called James. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Trevor Eve (Det Supt Peter Boyd) & Simon Wilson (Andrew) also worked together on episode 1.1 Unforgotten: Episode #1.1 (2015) of Unforgotten (2015) as Sir Phillip Cross & James respectively. See more »


Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Performed by Bar Crowd at Gemma's Party
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MTV-style rapid cut style awful
11 March 2020 | by Sandalls_51See all my reviews

I like these types of shows normally. Unfortunately the directors and videographers style of 1/10 second long shots and deliberately confusing actor dialog succeeded in an extraordinarily unpleasant impression. Turned this off 10 min in, and will not watch this program again. Very poor direction - felt sorry for the actors in this.

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Release Date:

13 September 2009 (UK) See more »

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England, UK

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16 : 9
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