Waking the Dead: Season 5, Episode 1

Towers of Silence: Part 1 (18 Sep. 2005)

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A mummified body discovered in a derelict airplane in an Arizona scrapyard after seven years has mutilations that match those from another body found in a water tower.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Esther Hall ...
DS Andrea 'Andy' Stephenson
Claire Goose ...
DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver (archive footage)
Roshni Mehta
Claire Yardley
Noel Simmons
Inder Manocha ...
Emil Marwa ...
Sarosh Mehta
Neran Persaud ...
Nadir Mehta
Mr. Irani / DCI Chowdray


Following the tragic death of DS Mel Silver, Frankie Wharton has left the Cold Case Unit to return to research. Felix Gibson, a bright, strong and somewhat altruistic pathologist, has stepped into her shoes. But Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is finding it hard to find a replacement for Mel. In the meantime, DS Andrea Stephenson, who likes to be known as Andy, has been drafted in, on attachment from Kent C.I.D. Six years ago, Andy found a body on top of a water tower in Kent. The case bears similarities to a mummified body discovered on a derelict airplane. Meanwhile, Spencer Jordan goes undercover in prison. His mission is to discover the reasons behind these deaths from the convicted killer, who is too scared to say anything. But the man commits suicide in prison before Spencer can get him to reveal the identity of the true killer. The plane victim's uncle arrives from India to tell the team that his nephew was investigating a corrupt businessman who had been peddling fake ... Written by Anonymous

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The last appearance of Claire Goose in the series, albeit in a flashback. See more »


Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: [as Felix drills into the corpse's skull] This is truly disgusting.
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