The Body Farm is a British police procedural crime drama television series created by Declan Croghan as a spin-off from Waking the Dead and featuring a fictional private forensic pathology facility that conducts scientific research to help solve crimes, lead by Dr. Eve Lockhart.
The series aired in the UK on BBC One from 13 September to 18 October, 2011. There are five hour-long episodes and one two-hour pilot episode in one season.
The Body Farm premiered in South Africa with the two-hour pilot on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Monday 2 April 2012, at 20h00. Thereafter new episodes broadcast weekly.
The Body Farm is BBC One's new modern forensic crime series starring Tara Fitzgerald in the lead role. Tara plays Eve Lockhart, from Waking The Dead, in this original six-part series made by BBC Drama Production in association with Trevor Eve's company Projector Productions.
Eve Lockhart leads us into her other world on The Body Farm, a private forensics facility that is pushing back the boundaries of scientific research and solving crimes – it's unchartered territory. Here, no horror is taken for granted and murder is seen to be what it is – visceral and shocking.
Eve is an exceptional forensic pathologist who leads a brilliant and ambitious team of scientists at a private facility where human remains are donated for scientific experiment. They are called upon by police forces all over the world to provide expert knowledge to help solve crimes.
In the opening special, Eve is the only character who has had any previous experience of dealing with the aftermath of a horrific crime. In the modern world, where private forensics are being used more and more by the law, Eve and her team turn to police work to pay the bills.
Created by Declan Croghan, The Body Farm is a six-part series produced by Simon Lewis. The executive producers are Sue Hogg from BBC Drama Production and Trevor Eve for Projector Productions.