Waking the Dead (2000– )

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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.

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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)
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 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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In "Cold Fusion", when Spence examines the signing-in book to the building in which the CCU are housed, two of the names shown in the book are Simon Le Bon (famous as a member of Duran Duran) and Bob Carolgees (famous for his comedy act with Spit the Dog). The latter is shown as visiting Superted at the Great Big Gay Bear Company. 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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Dr. Frankie Wharton: All right, Spence?
DS Spencer Jordan: [he doesn't speak. He can't. He stares at her as tears begin to form in his eyes]
Dr. Frankie Wharton: Who?
DS Spencer Jordan: Mel
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A Truly Fantastic and Gripping Drama!!!
27 July 2004 | by (Devon, England) – See all my reviews

Well what can i say? "Waking the Dead" is a truly amazing TV Drama that is not to be missed. The stories are great and i worship the people who write them, the casting is the best and their acting skills are breath taking and the directing is top class. The most recent episode i would like to comment on is the most recent called Fugue State why they were trying to solve who abducted the twins Jason and Cindy. It was probably the most gripping of all of them and it certainly had me on the edge of my seat and holding my breath literally. I loved the end of the first hour shown on Sunday where Mel Silver shot a deaf guy that she thought had a gun. I thought that Monday night's was just as good and i loved how Cindy turned out to be Sarah the Med Student. I was also very pleased that Mel isn't going to be in trouble for shooting that guy as he pulled through intensive care. And Good old Frankie sussed that the person who killed the Green family was Dr. Roper, shame he had been murdered though.

I have nothing but compliments for the cast and crew. The cast are so highly talented. Trevor Eve is fantastic as D.S Peter Boyd the leader of the Cold Case Squad and takes everything in his stride and takes the role and the TV by storm. Sue Johnston is excellent as Grace Foley, she has always been a great actress since i saw her in The Royal Family and she just gets better and better. Wil Johnson is brilliant as Spencer Jordan, Spenc is a great character who will take on any challenge. Holly Aird is a young breath of fresh air to the BBC and is outstanding as Frankie. She is always straight there at the scene of the crime and is very professional in what she does and takes life with a pinch of salt. Frankie is a vital member of the team and does wonders for the Cold Case Squad. And finally i get to my person favourite, the beautiful Claire Goose as Amelia Silver. Now some one please tell me, where would we (and the Cold Case Squad) be without Mel? She's the young and direct member of the team. She is always straight on the case and is very quick in spotting the most tiny but vital bits of evidence. She doesn't like how Boyd treats her, in a way she sees it as though he is treating her like a child as she is the youngest but that doesn't stop her following her instinct and her heart and doing what is right even if he doesn't agree with it and he usually ends up regretting doubting her and her skills. Claire is a phenomenal actress and steals the show every time (for me at least). I love the drama, the characters and the cast. I would be lost with out "Waking the Dead" on my screen. And all that is left to say is that its a shame that these people aren't really Britain's Cold Case Squad as i feel this country would be a lot safer and better with them on the scene! Maybe thats something for them all to think about should they fancy a change of scenery?

Fantastic show, by far the best. It tops all the American Crime and Drama shows and proves that there is still hope for the BBC, definitely the best thing to hit our TVs in a hell of a long time!


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