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Waking the Dead 

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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd (Trevor Eve) is the leader of a Police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

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Barbara Machin
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Series cast summary:
Trevor Eve ...  Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd / ... 92 episodes, 2000-2011
Sue Johnston ...  Dr. Grace Foley 92 episodes, 2000-2011
Wil Johnson ...  DI Spencer Jordan / ... 92 episodes, 2000-2011
Tara Fitzgerald ...  Dr. Eve Lockhart 42 episodes, 2007-2011
Claire Goose ...  DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver / ... 41 episodes, 2000-2007
Holly Aird ...  Dr. Frankie Wharton 39 episodes, 2000-2005
Félicité Du Jeu Félicité Du Jeu ...  DC Stella Goodman 36 episodes, 2005-2009
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd ( 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!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tara Fitzgerald (Dr. Eve Lockhart) and Sue Johnston (Dr. Grace Foley) appeared in Brassed Off (1996). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Det. Supt. Peter Boyd: Have you ever surfed the net?
Dr Grace Foley: No. Doesn't appeal to me.
Det. Supt. Peter Boyd: It's unrestricted access to some of the strangest people on the planet. It's perfect for you.
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US broadcasts were cut down to approximately 50 minutes per episode to allow room for commercials. See more »

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Intelligent drama
5 November 2002 | by jhsteelSee 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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Waking the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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