Waking the Dead: Season 2, Episode 5

Special Relationship: Part 1 (17 Sep. 2002)

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After the police cannot get a conviction, the cold case team takes on the murder of a feminist who worked for the Home Office.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Goose ...
Sir James Beatty
Lady Alice Beatty
Ruth Gemmell ...
DI Jess Worrall
Professor Ray Levin
Lorna Gyles
Francesca Ryan ...
Katherine Reed
Ann Hardingham
Billie-Claire Wright ...
Del Synnott ...
Ricky Taft
Majid Kahn (as Tarek Ramini)


Detective Superintendent Boyd and his team investigate the murder of Katherine Reed, a senior Home Office official who was found asphyxiated in her bed. Ricky Taft, a burglar arrested in her apartment, has been found not guilty of the murder and Boyd's team start a new investigation from scratch. They are surprised to learn that 11 months after her death, her remains are still available foe examination as her husband refused to accept them until her killer was convicted. As they look into Reed's private life, the find an indifferent husband with a dodgy alibi, a former colleague who may have own reasons to dislike the woman and the fact that she may have had a lover. They also find that the Home Office is less than cooperative, wrapping several events under a shroud of secrecy. Written by garykmcd

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Kika Markham is the wife of Corin Redgrave who both have a key role in this story. See more »


DS Spencer Jordan: What was that about?
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: I couldn't tell or I'd have to kill you.
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