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 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Waterloo

    Boyd investigates the disappearance of 16 homeless boys.

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

    Waterloo

    The end is near for Trevor Eve; Boyd is leaving the Cold Case Unit, but first he faces the case of 16 boys who disappeared in the 1980s.

  • 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 - Conviction (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Conviction

    The team investigates the death of a missing medical student and learns the victim could have been part of a terrorist cell.

  • 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 possible assassination of a notorious Falklands' veteran turned peace 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 - Endgame (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Endgame

    Boyd meets up with his old adversary Linda Cummings, a killer now incarcerated in a high-security psychiatric hospital.

  • 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 4)
    Season 8 Episode 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 - 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 - 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 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 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Wounds

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

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

    Wounds

    The team discovers ritual connections to an unearthed corpse found in disused tunnels originally built by road protestors; the investigation leads them to a group of men who all knew the victim.

  • 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 - Duty and Honour (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    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 - Sins (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 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 - 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 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 - 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 - Yahrzeit (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Yahrzeit

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

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

    Yahrzeit

    Nazi SS dagger shows up at CCHQ sparking an investigation into the 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 a Hampstead garden, while a convicted murderer escapes from a secure psychiatric unit; the team is drawn back to a horrific double parricide from 1967.

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

    Double Bind

    The team is drawn into a double parricide from 1967.

  • 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 - Mask of Sanity (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Mask of Sanity

    When the personal effects of the victims are anonymously sent to one of the widows, the team reinvestigates three murders from between 1979 and 1985; what was once thought to be the work of a serial killer is now under suspicion.

  • 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 (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The Fall

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

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

    The Fall

    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

    When a Sudanese presidential candidate goes on a hunger strike in the UK, the team faces a race against time to find the Mahdi's skull; MI6 presses Boyd to reinvestigate the murder of an Iraqi dissident.

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

    Wren Boys

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

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

    Pojkarna Wren: Del 1

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

  • 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 - 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 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Cold Fusion

    The Anti-Terrorist Squad has the Cold Case team's HQ under lock-down and in quarantine until the substance that knocked out Felix can be identified.

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

    Cold Fusion

    A murder case that Spencer worked on while 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 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Undertow

    The team doesn't have enough evidence to keep a killer in jail, so Boyd has him followed to prevent more murders.

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

    Undertow

    Serial killer Steven Hunt, convicted of fraud, is due to be released; the team must solve the murders he committed, but with nothing other than hunches to go on, it can't prevent him from leaving prison and going on a killing spree.

  • 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 - Straw Dog (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Straw Dog

    Grace, a forensic profiler who assisted in the arrest and conviction of a man for the murder of young men, is called to give evidence at his appeal 30 years later; someone appears to be copying the murderer.

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

    Straw 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 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Subterraneans

    The team must solve murders from the past in order to keep a killer in prison.

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

    Subterraneans

    A millionaire businessman is found dead from an apparent suicide by medication, one year after he disappeared; he had been kept prisoner in an underground cellar, but the kidnapper made no ransom demands.

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

    Black Run

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

  • 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 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    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)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    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 - Shadowplay (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Shadowplay

    The team becomes suspicious of the psychiatrist that alerted them to the existence of the Shepherd.

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

    Shadowplay

    A young woman with psychiatric problems has killed her family through an arson attack on their home; she claims she was incited to do this by a mysterious 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

    A recently released prisoner was the intended target in a murder investigation.

  • 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

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

  • 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 Sight of the Lord (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    In Sight of the Lord

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

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

    Final Cut

    Four bodies are discovered in the walls and floors of a house.

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

    Breaking Glass

    A man remembers sexual abuse he received in an orphanage.

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

    Walking on Water

    Boyd searches for a family believed to have sunk in their family boat.

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

    Multistorey

    A case against an alleged perpetrator of a gun massacre unravels.

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

    Thin Air

    Boyd investigates the disappearance of a beautiful young woman.

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

    Special Relationship

    Boyd's team investigates the murder of a prominent government official.

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

    Deathwatch

    A man on his deathbed confesses to 12 murders.

  • 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 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Every Breath You Take

    A golf bag found on the Thames contains the body of a female officer who disappeared a year earlier.

  • Waking the Dead - A Simple Sacrifice (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    A Simple Sacrifice

    The team reopens the 25-year-old case of a woman who was convicted of double murder on the basis of her own confession; trying to find her son, who was present during the murders.

  • Waking the Dead - The Blind Beggar (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Blind Beggar

    When the remains of a young man are found entombed in the crypt of a Catholic church, Boyd and the team investigate to find the identity of the corpse, which was buried with the accoutréments of certain Catholic rituals.

  • Waking the Dead - Burn Out (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Burn Out

    The squad investigates a mysterious car accident.

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

    Waking the Dead

    DCI Boyd has the original victim's body exhumed.

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

    Waking the Dead

    The Cold Case team tries to solve the murder of Alice Miller.

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