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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.

Season 5 originally aired on BBC Prime from 28 March to 3 May, 2007. New episodes broadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21h00.

A rebroadcast of Season 5 aired on BBC Prime from 6 June to 22 August, 2008, on Fridays at 23h30. There are 12 episodes in the fifth season.

Season 5

Chief Inspector Boyd and his team are back to reopen the files of more cold cases.

After the shocking death of Sergeant Mel Silver at the end of Season 4, the team is left to cope with the aftermath. Forensic scientist Frankie Wharton is so distraught she decides to leave the force indefinitely.

Boyd ends up on suspension and the team is assigned a new female sergeant, Stella Goodman. They're investigating a police corruption conspiracy and the remaining officers are suspicious of their new recruit. Is she a mole?

Dr Felix Gibson also joins as the team's new forensic scientist and pathologist. She's cool and capable and not the least bit ruffled by Boyd's demands and antics.

Will the new team manage to overcome their differences to crack the next set of cold cases to come their way?

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 5 Cast

as
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd

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Dr. Grace Foley

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DS Spencer Jordan

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DC Stella Goodman

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Dr. Felix Gibson

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Bell

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Commander Bill Drake

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Donald Hunt

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Dr. Jonathan Lynch

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Eddie Vine

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Harry Taylor

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Jeremy Allen

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Mary Sharman

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Paul Salter

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Shelly Martin

as
Steven Hunt

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Toby Holmes

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Tom McQueen


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