Waking The Dead - Series 1 details
|Starring:||Trevor Eve, Holly Aird, Wil Johnson, Claire Goose, Sue Johnston|
Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 1
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Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 2
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Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 3
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Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 4
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Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 5
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|Run time:||7 hours 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Sep 2005|
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superbBy williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 06 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Waking the Dead is a superb series, with an equally brilliant cast, led by Trevor Eve as Detective Superintendant Peter Boyd.
He runs the Met's cold case unit, set up to re-investigate old murders from years past. This involves re-interviewing witnesses, and going over the forensic evidence to find the truth.
Trevor Eve puts in a brilliant performance as Boyd, who will stop at nothing to solve the case, no matter what the team are up against.
Waking the Dead has some fantastic characters, and a lot of the enjoyment gained from the show, is watching as their relationships grow.
The relationship between Boyd and Grace the psychologist, who is played by Sue Johnston is particularly interesting - as is the character of forensic scientist Frankie Wharton who is played by Holly Aird.
The series is darker, and much more unconventional than the average detective drama, such as Morse and A Touch of Frost.
Waking the Dead series 1 consists of the pilot episode, and 4 other episodes.
The pilot deals with the kidnapping and murder of a little girl years earlier; when the police look into it again, the kidnapper snatches another girl.
the other episodes blend together quite nicely both the present and the past; not only is there evidence, from a past murder to sort through, with modern day investigation and forensic techniques, but there is usually a present-day component as well, as this reopening of the case, stirs the perpetrator to some new criminal act.
this dvd series really is, worth renting out.
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Setting the standard for dramaBy a customer from Peterborough , 05 Jul 2006Waking The Dead has quickly become a favourite series of fans of crime thrillers and drama alike. Plots complex enough for murder mystery buffs and sub-plots of personal conflict that any soap writer would be proud of are woven together seamlessly to create engrossing, high-octane episodes that,when first aired, made sure you would be watching the concluding part the next day. Now with its release on dvd, you are free to watch Waking The Dead series one at your leisure and I strongly recommend that you do. Even without the trademark, foreboding title sequence the pilot episode featured on disk one is an excellent place to start. It contains all the classic themes of the series.The murderer who was never caught threatening to commit his crime again and the race against time to stop him, conflict within the squad over methods of investigation and the involvement of Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd (Trevor Eve) in the original investigation adding the personal touch. Yes it may be another example of the BBC cashing in on the ever popular unsolved crimes and open cases theme but its dark presentation filled with suspense makes it unique to the genre and thouroughly enjoyable.
Waking the DeadBy Carol from West Midlands , 19 Jun 2006Fantastic series, as soon as the disc turns up you just can't help watching it straight away.
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The start of a tv police drama classicBy a customer from England , 31 Jan 2006This is the first pilot episode of Waking the Dead and sets the quality and tone of things to come for the subsequent series. A classic story of the weird-o guy with a thing about his mother - brilliant material for the nascent character of Grace to get her criminal psychologist teeth in to. Interesting sparks flying between Frankie and Spencer while Mel, still very obviously wet behind the ears as a plain clothes cold case squad member, gets a bit more than she bargained for. What is most amazing about this, watching it in 2006, is how the series started with such a bang and has never dropped away in quality since. TV drama at its best.
Absolutely the best detective show to come out of the BBCBy a customer from London, England , 03 Jan 2006After catching an episode on cable, I decided to get the DVD and did not regret it at all..This is fantastic and makes my licence worth every penny....
Brilliant series!By a customer from Kent, England , 03 Jan 2006I loved this series and sat through the whole lot within a couple of weeks.