Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
1 user 2 critic

Waterloo, Part 2 

Grace and Boyd interview Stanley Heath's son Jason,who tells them that his father and two other policeman were murdered for beating to death a suspect in custody some years earlier. It ... See full summary »


Andy Hay


Barbara Machin (creator), Ed Whitmore


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Eve ... Det Supt Peter Boyd
Sue Johnston ... Dr. Grace Foley
Tara Fitzgerald ... Dr. Eve Lockhart
Wil Johnson ... DI Spencer Jordan
Eva Birthistle ... Det Supt Sarah Cavendish
Alfie Browne-Sykes Alfie Browne-Sykes ... Darren Hawes
Louis Mahoney ... Reverend Dennis Grant
Jermaine Allen Jermaine Allen ... Pelé (as Jermain Allen)
Jake Curran ... Martin Barlow
Matt Granados Matt Granados ... PC Tony Nicholson
Paul McGann ... ACC Tony Nicholson
Howard Coggins Howard Coggins ... Sgt Stanley Heath
Luke Bryant Luke Bryant ... Max
David Bradley ... George Barlow
Dorian Lough Dorian Lough ... Jason Heath


Grace and Boyd interview Stanley Heath's son Jason,who tells them that his father and two other policeman were murdered for beating to death a suspect in custody some years earlier. It seems likely that that prisoner was Nicholson's father and Boyd becomes convinced that Nicholson knew the boys' murderer and shielded him,deliberately losing his reports. The team's concern for Sarah grows as Nicholson brings in two sinister detectives to spy on them. Gradually Boyd works out that crooked property developer George Barlow took the orphaned Nicholson under his wing and that Nicholson,out of loyalty,protected the murderer,who was close to Barlow. Boyd is able to use this to effect belated justice but is he too late to save Sarah? Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


TV-MA | See all certifications »






Release Date:

11 April 2011 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


We are told that Sgt Heath was 35 in 1961 so would have been only 19 when WW2 ended, yet he wears 4 WW2 medal ribbons, extremely unlikely at best; one of the medals is the Defence Medal, which required 3 years' service; award of it to Heath is impossible. PC Edgerton, clearly even younger than Sgt Heath, has 5 WW2 medal ribbons which he could not possibly have earned. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Brilliant episode of a brilliant series.
4 May 2011 | by martijn-56See all my reviews

I really hope the high ratings will bring this show back, although producers wish to end it at its prime. First of all, please read the wonderful review of the Telegraph, listed in external reviews on this site, but beware of spoilers. What can I say since I cannot add spoilers? Acting is great, especially of Trevor Eve, who gets as his final case one similar to the disappearance of his son to solve. This final episode he shows once more the whole spectrum of his complex character: haunted by the disappearance of his son, his almost impossible dedication to the work. But it all comes full circle in the end, also with his team. You will sit on the edge of your seat, since the plot keeps on thickening until it seems to explode - and then there is a really good twist at the end. I also loved the meaningful atmosphere in the end, and the soundtrack played. So is this really the final episode? Looking at the quality, it is understandable producers consider now would be the best time to cut the series since, after Waterloo, where do you go from there? Well, what about another season, and another? English actors and TV makers are always able to astonish viewers with ease, so I have faith ITV can do it. Even if it would be half as good, it would still be ten times better compared to the quality you get from US productions - the only exception Miami Vice, which set the standard for TV, and who's final episode Freefall, especially the last 5 minutes, I consider to be the best TV has ever seen. But that was then and this is now - and what now, after Waking The Dead? Silent Witness? Too corny for me, and acting is not half as good as Boyd and his team. So I hope the producers and writers will have the guts to try and do even better in a next season! I even have some title ideas: The Boyd Ultimatum?

8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed