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Waking the Dead

Genres: Drama, Police Procedural

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Waking the Dead is a British television crime drama series created by Barbara Machin which follows the work of a special police team who investigate "cold cases", usually murders that took place a number of years ago and were never solved.

The series aired in the UK on BBC One from 4 September, 2000 to 11 April, 2011. There are 92 hour-long episodes in nine seasons.

Waking the Dead aired in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment (formerly BBC Prime) channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Synopsis

Waking The Dead began life as a two-part pilot episode shown on BBC One in September 2000, with a full series following in June 2001.

Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Claire Goose and Holly Aird starred as members of the Met's Cold Case Unit, set up to reinvestigate old cases where new evidence or links to modern day crimes came to light.

Using advanced techniques in forensic science, the team get under the skin of some tough cold cases, often taking risks in order to discover the truth and bring the perpetrators to justice.

At the end of Season 4 in the episode Shadowplay, the character of Mel Silver (Claire Goose), was killed during an investigation. The episode also marked the final appearance of Frankie Wharton (Holly Aird).

Esther Hall and Félicité du Jeu joined the cast in Season 5, with Tara FitzGerald replacing Esther in Season 6.

Seasons

Note: Broadcast details for the first three seasons are not available. BBC Prime became BBC Entertainment on 1 September, 2008.

Season 1 (10 episodes)

Channel: BBC Prime | Broadcast: Unknown

Season 2 (8 episodes)

Channel: BBC Prime | Broadcast: Unknown

Season 3 (8 episodes)

Channel: BBC Prime | Broadcast: Unknown

Season 4 (12 episodes)

Channel: BBC Prime | Premiere: 23 Aug 2006 | Finale: 28 Sep 2006 | Wed/Thu, 21h00

Season 5 (12 episodes)

Channel: BBC Prime | Premiere: 28 Mar 2007 | Finale: 3 May 2007 | Wed/Thu, 21h00

Season 6 (12 episodes)

Channel: BBC Prime | Premiere: 10 Mar 2008 | Finale: 14 Apr 2008 | Mondays, 20h30/21h40

Season 7 (12 episodes)

Channel: BBC Entertainment | Premiere: 1 Dec 2008 | Finale: 16 Feb 2009 | Mondays, 20h30

Season 8 (8 episodes)

Channel: BBC Entertainment | Premiere: 11 Jan 2010 | Finale: 1 Mar 2010 | Mondays, 20h30

Season 9 (10 episodes)

Channel: BBC Entertainment | Premiere: 9 Jan 2012 | Finale: 12 Mar 2012 | Mondays, 20h00


Season 1 Cast

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DC Amelia 'Mel' Silver

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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd

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Dr. Frankie Wharton

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Dr. Grace Foley

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DS Spencer Jordan

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Alex Bryson/Sam Keel

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Annie Keel

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Christopher Redford

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Harvey

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Marina Coleman

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Reese Dickson, Solicitor

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Tom Carr


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