Waking the Dead 2001 Season 1
Led by Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd (Trevor Eve) the Cold Case Squad investigates serious crimes which have gone unsolved. Armed with the latest technological advances and old fashioned hard work, Psychological Profiler Grace Foley (Sue Johnston), Forensic Pathologist Frankie Wharton (Holly Aird), Detective Constable Mel Silver (Claire Goose) and Detective Sergeant Spencer Jordan (Wil Johnson) wake the dead for clues and answers.

3 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 03:32:33 + 02:54:39 + 02:53:42
7.88 Gb + 7.67 Gb + 7.74 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Creator: Barbara Machin
Cast: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald, Holly Aird
Country: UK

Episodes:

1. Pilot (Part 1) - 4 September 2000
2. Pilot (Part 2) - 5 September 2000
A new team of detectives, the Cold Case Squad, is put together to re-examine evidence of unsolved murders using advanced technology. In their first investigation DCI Peter Boyd has a second go at nailing the murderer of Alice Miller, a young girl who disappeared five years ago. The trouble is, the perpetrator is as keen as Boyd to act again, and abducts another girl. Hoping that new DNA tests will reveal the killer's identity, DCI Boyd has the original abductee's body exhumed. But he soon comes to discover that the kidnapper is looking for more than money -- he wants revenge on Boyd's team.

3. Burn Out (Part 1) - 18 June 2001
4. Burn Out (Part 2) - 19 June 2001
A young woman, Marina, sets fire to an abandoned car in a street and takes photographs of it as it burns. Boyd walks by and tackles her to the ground, attempting to shield her from the possible explosion. He later learns that Marina's father died in a car accident a few years earlier in that spot, and Marina refuses to accept that his death was an accident. Although not officially a cold case, Boyd is intrigued and reluctantly agrees to investigate. Frankie runs forensic tests on Marina's father's car and proves that he was still alive after the crash and could have escaped. The answers they uncover may mean that the danger to Marina is much greater than any of them had suspected. Boyd has Marina's uncle, Mike Coleman, and her mother, Gwen, brought in for questioning while Frankie searches the house. The team find the items that were recovered from the car nine years ago and suspect that Perry Coleman was being blackmailed by Rod Brogan, a friend of Perry's. Boyd has the body exhumed and the DNA results surprise everyone.

5. Blind Beggar (Part 1) - 25 June 2001
6. Blind Beggar (Part 2) - 26 June 2001
Workmen are burrowing in the crypt of a Catholic church when they come across the skeletal remains of a young man buried in concrete. The squad sets about trying to pinpoint the identity of the body, which was buried with the accoutrements of certain Catholic rituals. Even more oddly, there is a message in Braille buried with the corpse, which turns out to be a passage from one of St. Paul's letters to the Corinthians. The team suspects that the body was never meant to be discovered. As the team uncovers some long hidden family secrets while questioning the community and congregation. Also Frankie discovers a possible biological connection between the former parish priest, Father Stuart, and the first victim.

7. A Simple Sacrifice (Part 1) - 2 July 2001
Boyd and the team decide to reopen the 25 year old case of Annie Keel, a woman who was tried and convicted of a double homicide solely based upon her own confession. Boyd doubts the validity of the conviction, and decides to dig deeper to possibly discover what really happened. Why did Annie confess? Did she really commit murder, or was she covering for someone else? The team try to locate her son who was present during the murders.

8. A Simple Sacrifice (Part 2) - 3 July 2001
Boyd and the team decide to reopen the 25 year old case of Annie Keel, a woman who was tried and convicted of a double homicide solely based upon her own confession. Boyd doubts the validity of the conviction, and decides to dig deeper to possibly discover what really happened. Why did Annie confess? Did she really commit murder, or was she covering for someone else? The team try to locate her son who was present during the murders.

9. Every Breath You Take (Part 1) - 9 July 2001
10. Every Breath You Take (Part 2) - 10 July 2001
When the corpse of a well-known police woman who went missing a year earlier is found floating in the Thames, Boyd and his team of investigators try to track down who murdered her and her unborn child. Grace is not convinced that the stalker who confessed to the murder is truly guilty. But who really killed the police officer? Was it possibly the stalker, her ex-husband, or the married father of her unborn baby?

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