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

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 Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd / ... (92 episodes, 2000-2011)
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 Dr. Grace Foley (92 episodes, 2000-2011)
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 DI Spencer Jordan / ... (92 episodes, 2000-2011)
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 Dr. Eve Lockhart (42 episodes, 2007-2011)
Claire Goose ...
 DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver / ... (41 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Dr. Frankie Wharton (39 episodes, 2000-2005)
Félicité Du Jeu ...
 DC Stella Goodman (36 episodes, 2005-2009)
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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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(18 episodes) | (2 1-hour episodes per story)

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All the episodes were two hours long, shown as two one-hour parts on consecutive days of each week. See more »

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In "Cold Fusion", the final episode of Series Five, Grace reads through Clifford Day's criminal record and mentions that, in 1979, he was charged with "conspiracy under the Data Protection Act". However, the UK did not get a Data Protection Act until 1984. See more »

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Det. Supt. Peter Boyd: I fancied a woman once who worked in a deli. I knew all her hours. I even followed her home on the Tube. I suppose that was a sort of stalking thing.
Dr Grace Foley: Did you chat her up?
Det. Supt. Peter Boyd: Yeah.
Dr Grace Foley: Oh, well, then you stopped being an observer, didn't you? Did you ask her out? Casually, so that you wouldn't lose face if she said no?
Det. Supt. Peter Boyd: She did say no. It just made me want her all the more. I sent her flowers. I remember hanging around for hours. Ended up with a fridge full of dolcelatte and olives.
Dr Grace Foley: But, you see, ...
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A lone dissenting voice in the wilderness
7 March 2007 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

A highly regarded series from our friends at BBC. Good reviews, good numbers. And it tries very, very hard. A better written 'Cold Case' (CBS, USA, 2003 - present), each plot is developed over two hour-long episodes. And though it falls into the police procedure genre, the characters don't spout passages from text books, ala CSI (in its various incarnations) and Criminal Minds.

On the plus side, the more leisurely pace allows for greater character complexity and nuanced plots. On the down side, this doesn't actually happen. I find myself wishing that things would simply move along. And further on the down side, I either dislike, as with Trevor Eve's Superintendent Peter Boyd, am ambivalent, as with Sue Johnston's Dr. Grace Foley, or simply uninterested in the regular cast.

It's one of those shows that I feel I should like. And feel a bit guilty that I don't. Intelligence abounds, or at least seems to. Edgy, quick to anger CID Boyd should fill a gap in our television pantheon of detectives. I find myself merely grateful that I will probably never face such a man in an unscripted life. Dr. Foley plays the voice of reason. She brings a calm, analytical mind to the proceedings but is too evidently there as a foil to Boyd.

I cast, then, a dissenting vote. 5 out of 10.


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