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)
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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(18 episodes) | (2 1-hour episodes per story)

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Trivia

In the pilot episode Boyd had a wife and baby. However by S1 he is very much single and instead has an elder son, who is missing. See more »

Goofs

In series 5, episode 1, the date on the CCTV camera shows "12 Sept 2005", but the CCTV shots from episode 2 show "15 Jan 2005", even though the plot leads us to believe the two episodes are chronological. See more »

Quotes

DS Spencer Jordan: The computer's full of hard-core.
Det. Supt. Peter Boyd: That's why they call it a hard drive.
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Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #7.1 (2005) See more »

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Fast paced = no time for viewer contemplation
3 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Twice in the last few years I have given this show a chance--viewings at least two years apart. Both times, same reaction. The show is the most Americanized (NCIS, The Shield (The Shield, however, does have compensatory features) etc. ad nauseam) Brit cop show that ever worked its insidious way onto the screen and into the hearts of many people who like to be mindlessly silenced by a show that depends almost solely on a kind of smart aleck quick pace that leaves no time for character development, thematic development, plot development. This show throws images and speech at you at a cyper speed that first baffles, then disgusts, and then reaches the apogee of t.v. non-sense--we've made it through the episode and something must have happened because we have good acting, seemingly a compelling plot and interesting stories--not.

Trevor Eve is supposed to have charisma, but it is lost in the miasma of stories that refused to be told in a way that is comprehensible, not to mention compelling. A show to be missed if you enjoy other Brit suspense/detective shows such as Midsomer Murders, Foyle's War, The Last Detective (okay L.D. is a comedy/drama not a hard ass cop show. The most successful cop shows usually have a proper amount of mystery, but essentially a large dose of humor--Rumpole, Morse, New Tricks,--and they move at a reasonable pace so you don't think you're in a blender. This show reminds me of Criminal Minds--with one impt. exception-- CMinds slows down once in awhile and the characters seem more real.


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