Waking the Dead (2000–2011)

End Game: Part 1 

An old adversary, serial Killer Linda Cummings, entices Boyd to solve 2 more murders. Is she for real or just playing games.


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Barbara Machin (creator), Daniel Percival | 1 more credit »


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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
Stacey Roca ... DS Katrina Howard
Ruth Gemmell ... Linda Cummings
Gina McKee ... Jackie
Alexander Siddig ... Dr Mohammed
Nathan Constance Nathan Constance ... David O'Neal
Michelle Tate Michelle Tate ... Ellen
Barbara Marten Barbara Marten ... Penny Cain
David Hounslow ... Rob Welch
Madeleine Herrington Madeleine Herrington ... Sandra White
Chris Barnes Chris Barnes ... Kemp
Paul Herbert Paul Herbert ... McCarthy


Now a patient of Dr. Mohammed in Padworth secure psychiatric hospital, serial killer Linda Cummings sends Boyd a severed finger and a note,'Whatever Happened to Sandra White?' claiming that patient Sandra and a doctor named McCarthy were murdered. Grace is going into hospital for a cancer operation but she warns Boyd to ignore the manipulative Linda as it is a mind game. He ignores her, taking her locum, Jackie Cochran to see Linda who, unnervingly is well-informed of his private life. Eve proves that McCarthy was murdered and his suicide faked whilst Sandra's corpse is unearthed in the hospital garden. Dr. Mohammed - who clashed with McCarthy over Sandra's treatment, pairing her with a boyfriend,fellow patient David O'Neal, had actually told Boyle that Sandra left the hospital and head nurse Penny Cain and security chief Welch support him. Linda, however, tells him that he will be dead in twenty-four hours. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

27 September 2009 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Trevor Eve (Det Supt Peter Boyd) & Barbara Marten (Penny Cain) also worked together on Kidnap and Ransom (2011) as Dominic King & Janet Taylor respectively. See more »


Linda Cummings: I'd like to be allowed back on the ward, my privileges restored such as they are... I'd like to have my chess set back.
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: I am not a pawn you can just play around with!
Linda Cummings: You were never a pawn. You're my opponent!
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Written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Jerry Wexler
Recording played at dance
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