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Waking the Dead 

Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

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Barbara Machin
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Cast

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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Storyline

Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by 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!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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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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Trivia

In Waking the Dead: Cold Fusion: Part 1 (2005) & Waking the Dead: Cold Fusion: Part 2 (2005), when Spence (Wil Johnson) examines the signing-in book to the building in which the CCU are housed, two of the names shown in the book are Simon Le Bon (famous as a member of Duran Duran) and Bob Carolgees (famous for his comedy act with Spit the Dog). The latter is shown as visiting Superted at the Great Big Gay Bear Company. See more »

Goofs

In episode Magdalene 26 S8 the both women claim they were 15 on January 14 1967 when both men died. However according to their birth register which can be seen by the nun who is writing this down in a book, the date of birth is may 1952, thus making the women 14 instead of 15 at the time. See more »

Quotes

[looking at key-fob of victim's car keys]
DS Spencer Jordan: What car has a turtle for its emblem?
Dr Grace Foley: A slow one!
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Alternate Versions

US broadcasts were cut down to approximately 50 minutes per episode to allow room for commercials. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.50 (2011) See more »

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The Best Program on BBC America So Far
3 June 2007 | by rsampronSee all my reviews

I'd give this series a 10 minus if I could. This series is so compelling, I lack the words to express it. And that's saying something for me.

We just finished viewing season six on BBC America, and I say with greatest admiration that I hope it comes back for as many seasons as the producers, actors and writers wish. You have a willing viewer, here.

I also wish BBC America would show the whole of each episode. Some of the jump cuts between scenes create periodic non sequitors. It appears as though parts of the narrative are shaved off to make room for advertisements.

Trevor Eve may be one of the best actors I've ever seen.


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