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

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Series cast summary:
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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)
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 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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A second chance to catch the killer!

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

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Holly Aird (Dr. Wharton) was expecting her second child during season 4 which is why in season 4 her character is nearly always seen standing behind something (or someone in walking shoots) or wearing large coats and lab coats. See more »

Goofs

In S1 Mel in the episode of a Simple Sacrifice says she is born in 1975, in S4 in the episode of Figue States when she talks about being adopted she is born in 1979 en at the end of S6 in the episode of Yahrzeit you can see on her gravestone that she is born in 1976. See more »

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[Mel and Boyd are in a toilet cubicle watching a suspect on the laptop. They hear the door open]
DC: Frankie?
Dr Grace Foley: No, it's Grace. Hi
DC: Are you on your own?
Dr Grace Foley: Yes...
DC: [Mel opens the door and checks around before turning round and talking to Boyd] It's all clear
[Mel walks out and the door swings open to show Boyd sat on the toilet seat]
Det. Supt. Peter Boyd: Hi, Grace
Dr Grace Foley: Hi, Boyd...
Det. Supt. Peter Boyd: Who wrote that stuff about me on the walls?
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Intelligent drama
5 November 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful drama series and I hope there will be much more in the future. Being a fan of CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) but also being a scientist and frustrated with the unrealistic portrayal of scientific procedures in CSI, I'm more impressed by Waking the Dead. Frankie strikes me as a thorough person and very professional, she knows how long it takes to analyse a sample of DNA, and its limitations. All the characters in the Cold Case Unit are totally convincing and fascinating people in themselves, especially Trevor Eve's character Boyd. This series continues to be very satisfying and has depths that are lacking in more superficial "murder mysteries". If only all the cold cases in this country could be sorted out by this lot - it would make life easier for many suffering victims of crime.


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