Waking the Dead (2000–2011)

Pieta: Part 1 

The bodies of a mother and son are found in a mass grave in Bosnia, but evidence shows the boy was not Bosnian although his mother was.


Philippa Langdale


Declan Croghan, Barbara Machin (creator)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Eve ... Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd
Sue Johnston ... Dr. Grace Foley
Tara Fitzgerald ... Dr. Eve Lockhart
Wil Johnson ... DI Spencer Jordan
Félicité Du Jeu Félicité Du Jeu ... DC Stella Goodman
Sean Harris ... Radovan Sredinic
Jacek Koman ... Jovan Petropecic
Anna Madeley ... Anna Vaspovic
Emil Hostina ... Josif Gorvodic
Anatole Taubman ... Stevan Steznovic
Ron Cook ... Dr. Milan Vaspovic
Branka Katic ... Jasni Vaspovic
Bryony Afferson ... Hunny
Robert Emms ... Steo
Steve Hansell Steve Hansell ... Morgue Attendant


Eve connects DNA from the blood of a man who assaulted a police officer and ran off to that found on a murdered mother and son whose corpses she unearthed working as a volunteer in the wake of the Bosnian war. The assault cropped up on CCTV, likewise the theft of a hand-bag stolen from hospital lab employee Veronica, in fact a Serb refugee who escaped as a small child and lives with her father Dr. Milan Vaspovic.Eve identifies the bag as having contained pure opium which Veronica and her two male Serb accomplices try to recover from the thieves, street kids who knew Boyd's son,Luke. Boyd gets to it first whilst failing to arrest Veronica whilst Eve takes a call to say that Luke is dead. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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[Eve has examined a grave containing a mother and son]
Dr. Eve Lockhart: Her son, crucially, hadn't been circumcised.
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: And he would have been?
Dr. Eve Lockhart: Oh definitely. Local Muslim boys are circumcised at the age of eight - as soon as they can recite the Koran.
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: [sarcastically] Hardly an incentive to learn, is it?
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Disclaimer: "A recent episode of Waking the Dead: Duty and Honour: Part 1 (2008) included a character called John Garret, a former army officer working in the security industry for a company called APX Solutions. The BBC would like to make it clear that John Garret and APX Solutions were entirely fictional and were not intended to bear any similarity to Jonathan Garratt of Erinys International, to who we apologise for the embarrassment caused." See more »

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19 May 2008 (UK) See more »

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