Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

2000 - 2011, Crime
Peter Boyd heads the cold-case team in this gritty detective drama, starring Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston.
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Episode Guide

  • Waking the Dead - Waterloo (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    Waterloo

    Boyd fights for justice against a powerful adversary.

  • Waking the Dead - Waterloo (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Waterloo

    Boyd investigates the disappearance of 16 homeless boys.

  • Waking the Dead - Conviction (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    Conviction

    Boyd needs Sarah's help in exposing the state's involvement in Barclay's death.

  • Waking the Dead - Conviction (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Conviction

    Boyd suspects a cover-up.

  • Waking the Dead - Solidarity (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Solidarity

    The team investigates Murray using Grace as bait.

  • Waking the Dead - Solidarity (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Solidarity

    The team investigates the murder of an army activist.

  • Waking the Dead - Care (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Care

    Investigation into a woman's death unleashes a predator.

  • Waking the Dead - Care (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Care

    The squad finds out a murder victim had been abducted as a 7-year-old girl.

  • Waking the Dead - Harbinger (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Harbinger

    Boyd is certain that the missing Donald is not a murderer.

  • Waking the Dead - Harbinger (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Harbinger

    The team investigates the case of a missing banker.

  • Waking the Dead - Harbinger (Season 9 Episode 1/2)
    Season 9 Episode 1/2:

    Harbinger

  • Waking the Dead - Conviction (Season 9 Episode 7/8)
    Season 9 Episode 7/8:

    Conviction

  • Waking the Dead - Endgame (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    Endgame

    Boyd and the team investigate the murders of Sandra White and Dr. McCarthy; Linda takes Grace hostage.

  • Waking the Dead - Endgame (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Endgame

    Boyd receives a message from a sociopathic killer he had committed to Padworth Psychiatric Hospital.

  • Waking the Dead - Substitute (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Substitute

    Eve is chained and imprisoned by Michael Devlin, who intends to force her to donate her organs; Boyd questions Stefan again.

  • Waking the Dead - Substitute (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Substitute

    Although his DNA links him to a crime scene, Stefan is considered a hero for saving a passenger on a doomed ferry; the more Boyd suspects Stefan, the more Eve wants to prove his innocence.

  • Waking the Dead - End of the Night (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    End of the Night

    Gemma attemps suicide just before her 30th birthday.

  • Waking the Dead - Magdalene 26 (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Magdalene 26

    Someone searching for Elizabeth is abducted upon entering the hospital; Eve discovers the body in the lab is not Elizabeth's husband.

  • Waking the Dead - Magdalene 26 (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Magdalene 26

    DNA tests link a car accident victim to a 1967 double murder.

  • Waking the Dead - End of the Night (Season 8 Episode 3/4)
    Season 8 Episode 3/4:

    End of the Night

    Boyd's team interviews rapist Jason Bloch; Gemma identifies the photograph of Mitcham as the second rapist.

  • Waking the Dead - Pieta (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Pieta

    Boyd is in denial about Luke's death; Eve and Grace tell Boyd that Luke's death was not suicide.

  • Waking the Dead - Pieta (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Pieta

    Boyd vows to track down Serbian war criminals.

  • Waking the Dead - Wounds (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Wounds

    Boyd interviews Victor Coleridge; Findlay has a fatal panic attack; Eve finds blood in the telephone box from where Dearden made his last phone call.

  • Waking the Dead - Skin (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Skin

    Boyd tells Luke he wants to start over with him; the team learns the identity of the dead neo-Nazi.

  • Waking the Dead - Skin (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Skin

    The cold case squad finds a dead neo-Nazi hidden in an air conditioner duct of an empty car park.

  • Waking the Dead - Duty and Honour (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Duty and Honour

    The team closes in on who the DNA on the body belongs to when an Iraqi woman seeks to find her son's murderer.

  • Waking the Dead - Sins - Part One (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Sins - Part One

    The squad receives an anonymous email leading them to the body of a political activist.

  • Waking the Dead - Missing Persons (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Missing Persons

    The team investigates Lore's true identity and why she is in danger.

  • Waking the Dead - Missing Persons (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Missing Persons

    When a woman defends her daughter from a mugger, it sets into motion a chain of events that places herself and her children in mortal danger.

  • Waking the Dead - Missing Persons (Season 7 Episode 1/2)
    Season 7 Episode 1/2:

    Missing Persons

    The team investigates Lore's true identity and why she is in danger.

  • Waking the Dead - Pieta (Season 7 Episode 11/12)
    Season 7 Episode 11/12:

    Pieta

    Boyd is in denial about Luke's death; Eve and Grace tell Boyd that Luke's death was not suicide.

  • Waking the Dead - Sins (Season 7 Episode 3/4)
    Season 7 Episode 3/4:

    Sins

    The shocking truth about the headless corpse is revealed; Boyd races against the clock to discover the whereabouts of a kidnap victim; more bodies are discovered buried in a field.

  • Waking the Dead - Duty and Honour (Season 7 Episode 5/6)
    Season 7 Episode 5/6:

    Duty and Honour

    After a dog unearths a human hand in the woods, the squad's investigation leads it to an old case where a decapitated corpse was discovered nearby some Army barracks; upon investigation, the team finds a massive cover-up.

  • Waking the Dead - Wounds (Season 7 Episode 9/10)
    Season 7 Episode 9/10:

    Wounds

    A corpse is identified as Chris Dearden, an air conditioning salesman who disappeared in 1996.

  • Waking the Dead - Yahrzeit (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Yahrzeit

    Nazi SS dagger shows up at CCHQ sparking an investigation into the murder of a young Jewish girl in 1945.

  • Waking the Dead - Yahrzeit - Part One (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Yahrzeit - Part One

    The arrival of an anonymous package containing a Nazi SS dagger at Cold Case headquarters sparks an investigation into the unsolved murder of a young Jewish girl in 1945.

  • Waking the Dead - Double Bind - Part Two (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Double Bind - Part Two

    A badly decomposed body is discovered buried in Hampstead garden, and a convicted murderer escapes from a secure psychiatric unit.

  • Waking the Dead - Double Bind (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Double Bind

    A badly decomposed body is discovered buried in Hampstead garden, and a convicted murderer escapes from a secure psychiatric unit.

  • Waking the Dead - Mask of Sanity (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Mask of Sanity

    The team re-investigates three old murders when their effects anonymously turn up.

  • Waking the Dead - Masks of Sanity (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Masks of Sanity

    Two days after James Jenson is released from a psychiatric unit, the wallets of his victims are sent to a relative.

  • Waking the Dead - The Fall - Part One (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The Fall - Part One

    The discovery of a mummified, sexually conjoined couple falls from a concealed office during the renovation of a city bank, awakening a fraudulent scandal.

  • Waking the Dead - Deus Ex Machina - Part One (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Deus Ex Machina - Part One

    Khaled Ahmad goes on a hunger strike; Boyd and the Cold Case team must find Mahdi's skull.

  • Waking the Dead - Wren Boys (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Wren Boys

    New forensic scientist Eve joins the team as they investigate a teenage boy's death.

  • Waking the Dead - Wren Boys (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Wren Boys

    An investigation of the mysterious death of an unidentified teenage boy takes Boyd and his team deep into the culture of Irish Travelers.

  • Waking the Dead - The Wren Boys (Season 6 Episode 1/2)
    Season 6 Episode 1/2:

    The Wren Boys

    MI6 want Boyd to re-investigate the murder of an Iraqi rebel, even though the killer has been tried and convicted.

  • Waking the Dead - Yahrzeit (Season 6 Episode 11/12)
    Season 6 Episode 11/12:

    Yahrzeit

    Nazi SS dagger shows up at CCHQ sparking an investigation into the murder of a young Jewish girl in 1945.

  • Waking the Dead - The Fall (Season 6 Episode 5/6)
    Season 6 Episode 5/6:

    The Fall

    A mummified, sexually conjoined couple falls through a false ceiling during the renovation of a city bank.

  • Waking the Dead - Mask of Sanity (Season 6 Episode 7/8)
    Season 6 Episode 7/8:

    Mask of Sanity

    The team reinvestigates three murders between 1979 and 1985, when the personal effects of the victims are anonymously sent to one of the widows; what was once thought to be the work of a serial killer is now being completely reevaluated.

  • Waking the Dead - Double Bind (Season 6 Episode 9/10)
    Season 6 Episode 9/10:

    Double Bind

    The team is drawn into a double parricide from 1967.

  • Waking the Dead - Cold Fusion (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Cold Fusion

    Boyd must get out of the quarantined headquarters if he wants to save Spencer's life.

  • Waking the Dead - Cold Fusion (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Cold Fusion

    A murder case that Spencer worked on whilst a policeman at the Atomic Energy Commission is under review - DNA evidence that has been untestable until now looks set to reveal the murderer of two anti-nuclear campaigners in the 1980s.

  • Waking the Dead - Undertow (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Undertow

    When Stephen Hunt is released from prison, Boyd has him tailed, and right under the noses of the police, Hunt drowns a girl at the local swimming pool. The team have no evidence of this, but must stop him from murdering again.

  • Waking the Dead - Undertow (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Undertow

    The CCHQ team discovers serial killer Steven Hunt, who is serving nine months in prison for benefit fraud, is due to be released.

  • Waking the Dead - Straw Dog (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Straw Dog

    Tony Greene is still incarcerated, so the hunt is on for either the real killer or a copycat who has intimate knowledge of Greene's method.

  • Waking the Dead - Staw Dog (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Staw Dog

    Forensic profiler Grace Foley is called to give evidence at Tony Greene's appeal 30 years after she assisted in his arrest and conviction for the murders of young men.

  • Waking the Dead - Subterraneans (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Subterraneans

    A millionaire businessman who has been missing for a year, is found dead from an apparent suicide by medication.

  • Waking the Dead - Black Run (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Black Run

    Ex-cop Eddie Vine summons Boyd to prison, where he is serving a life sentence for murdering his partner.

  • Waking the Dead - Towers of Silence (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Towers of Silence

    The shadowy figure of the corrupt Indian businessman grows increasingly sinister as the team discovers that he was manufacturing fake pharmaceutical drugs.

  • Waking the Dead - Towers of Silence (Season 5 Episode 1/2)
    Season 5 Episode 1/2:

    Towers of Silence

    A mummified body found on an airplane leads the teams into a world of fake pharmaceutical drugs that are sold to AIDS patients.

  • Waking the Dead - Cold Fusion (Season 5 Episode 11/12)
    Season 5 Episode 11/12:

    Cold Fusion

  • Waking the Dead - Black Run (Season 5 Episode 3/4)
    Season 5 Episode 3/4:

    Black Run

    Ex-cop Eddie Vine summons Boyd to prison, where he is serving life for murdering his partner.

  • Waking the Dead - Subterraneans (Season 5 Episode 5/6)
    Season 5 Episode 5/6:

    Subterraneans

  • Waking the Dead - Straw Dogs (Season 5 Episode 7/8)
    Season 5 Episode 7/8:

    Straw Dogs

    Grace Foley is called to give evidence at a convicted murderer's appeal.

  • Waking the Dead - Undertow (Season 5 Episode 9/10)
    Season 5 Episode 9/10:

    Undertow

  • Waking the Dead - Shadowplay (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Shadowplay

    Recent arson attacks may be the work of mentally ill women who claim they were incited by a shadowy figure known as the Shepherd.

  • Waking the Dead - The Hardest Word (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Hardest Word

    The team investigates a sadomasochistic serial killer.

  • Waking the Dead - Anger Management (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Anger Management

    Police investigators use their profiling and forensic skills to bring unsolved cases to a close. With Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston. Episode information to be announced.

  • Waking the Dead - Fugue States (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Fugue States

    Boyd and the team investigate the disappearance of five-year-old twins that occurred 13 years before.

  • Waking the Dead - Fugue States (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Fugue States

    The team try to find out why and how the twins were taken fifteen years before, and link their disappearance to a Dr Roper. The team delve into his past and discover that he has some very dark secrets.

  • Waking the Dead - False Flag (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    False Flag

    The demolition of a garage uncovers an unexploded car bomb from an Irish terrorist cell.

  • Waking the Dead - In the Sight of the Lord (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    In the Sight of the Lord

    The team investigates a murderer with a possible link to World War II.

  • Waking the Dead - Shadowplay (Season 4 Episode 11/12)
    Season 4 Episode 11/12:

    Shadowplay

  • Waking the Dead - Final Cut (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Final Cut

    The gangster responsible for the bodies behind the walls in the Notting Hill house is still active; the unearthing of past events provokes more murders and an international turf war.

  • Waking the Dead - Breaking Glass (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Breaking Glass

    A therapist alerts the CCS to a care home regime of sexual abuse of young boys and a suspected murder, but the patient who revealed this goes missing.

  • Waking the Dead - Walking on Water (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Walking on Water

    The team discovers that Mark Lovell has an alibi for the latest murder and the search is narrowed down to the remaining family members; amongst them, there is a plethora of secrets.

  • Waking the Dead - Multistorey (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Multistorey

    The man allegedly responsible for a gun massacre in a shopping precinct wins the right to appeal.

  • Waking the Dead - Thin Air (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Thin Air

    Boyd and the rest of the team continue their search for Joanna Gold's abductor, but keep running into dead ends.

  • Waking the Dead - Special Relationship (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Special Relationship

    As the team proceeds with the Katherine Reed murder investigation, they are met with secrecy and mistrust at Whitehall.

  • Waking the Dead - Deathwatch (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Deathwatch

    As the Cold Case team sheds reveals more of Harry Newman's shadowy past, the correlation between his dozen murders and a infamous gangland trial becomes more obvious.

  • Waking the Dead - Life Sentence (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Life Sentence

    A jailed serial killer's signature playing cards start showing up again, forcing investigators to reopen a case.

  • Waking the Dead - Every Breath You Take (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Every Breath You Take

    Police investigators use their profiling and forensic skills to bring unsolved cases to a close. With Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston. Episode information to be announced.

  • Waking the Dead - A Simple Sacrifice (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    A Simple Sacrifice

    A woman is appealing for release from prison after serving 25 years for murder.

  • Waking the Dead - The Blind Beggar (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Blind Beggar

    An unidentified burial in a church arouses suspicions among the squad members.

  • Waking the Dead - Burn Out (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Burn Out

    DNA tests run Perry Coleman's body yield unexpected results.

  • Waking the Dead - Harbinger (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Harbinger

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