Waking The Dead - Series 1 details
|Starring:||Trevor Eve, Holly Aird, Wil Johnson, Claire Goose, Sue Johnston|
Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 3
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Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 4
|TBC Disc 4|
Waking The Dead - Series 1 - Disc 5
|TBC Disc 5|
|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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Expected a bit moreBy kestrel254 (3 reviews) , 05 Jan 2013It's OK but not great. Enjoyed Trevor Eve as Eddie Shoestring more but then that was a long time ago. Just watched first disc. Bit of a gap in the plot line. Disappointing.
Not my cup of teaBy Tillyflop (100 reviews) from England , 12 Oct 2010I watched the first episode and decided I didn't want to watch another so cancelled the series from the rental. I know you have to make allowances for pilots but it all seemed so stilted and I couldn't find a character I could take to; they seemed to air their grievances in public (doesn't everyone these days?) and I kept wanting the main character to take people on one side and 'have a word' but it didn't happen; they acted like a bunch of sulky amateurs not professional people. I wouldn't trust any of this lot to do their jobs properly!
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Waking the Dead- Series OneBy a customer from Eastbourne , 01 Sep 2009A really good piece of drama - full of suspense.
Great Series!By BikerBee (15 reviews) from Devon , 16 Apr 2009I just love this series! Bring it back!
Brilliant story-lines and very well acted by great actors! Love it!
Excellent dramaBy a customer from Stanmore , 22 Oct 2008Well acted, good attention to detail in storylines, achieves individual stories well within context of being part of a series.
Very enjoyable, two one hour programmes per disc, just right for a pile of ironing!