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Waking the Dead

7.92004TV-14
Chief Inspector Boyd and his team are back to reopen the files of more cold cases. A spectral leader, calling himself 'The Shepherd' is inciting vulnerable women to commit murder; a sadomasochistic killer is counting off his victims, leaving the word 'sorry' carved into their skin; and the discovery of an unexploded bomb threatens to bring unforeseen upheaval to the team.
Starring
Trevor EveClaire GooseWil Johnson
Genres
SuspenseDramaComedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. In Sight of the Lord Part 1
    July 10, 2004
    59min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The case of an ex-soldier found dead with his skull nailed to the floor in 1948 has been reopened due to media attention and pressure created by his grandson. The team discover a similar murder dating back to the 1960s. Then the killer strikes again and a further victim is found nailed to the floor - this time in a nursing home for the elderly.
  2. 2. In Sight of the Lord Part 2
    July 11, 2004
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Having established that the killer's victims are the surviving members of the same WWII regiment, Boyd and his team must find the next possible target, but no one knows where he is. The motive for the murders becomes clear when they uncover the story of a brutal gang rape that led to a pregnancy and suicide.
  3. 3. False Flag Part 1
    July 17, 2004
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Who is the skeletal inhabitant of a car abandoned in a disused garage, and what links him to the assassination of a government minister 25 years ago?
  4. 4. False Flag Part 2
    July 18, 2004
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Boyd is told by an ex-army officer that the security services did not always play fair in Northern Ireland in the 1970s. When he discovers that his car has been bugged, he realises that things haven't changed. The ex-officer promises Boyd new evidence, but is killed in a car bomb before he can deliver it.
  5. 5. Fugue States Part 1
    July 24, 2004
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    One of a pair of twins is admitted to hospital 15 years after they both went missing, but then he disappears again, and a murder takes place.
  6. 6. Fugue States Part 2
    July 25, 2004
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mel is suspended from the case pending an inquiry, while Grace and Boyd have more questions for Roper, but the doctor's in no position to answer them.
  7. 7. Anger Management Part 1
    July 31, 2004
    60min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam Jacobs is released from prison to start a new life. But then a man is murdered in the hostel where Sam stays and soon he is a suspect. But it looks as though he was in fact the intended victim. Sam has a hidden past which the team can only speculate about. On the surface he appears to be a devoted family man, so why does he have influential connections in the criminal world?
  8. 8. Anger Management Part 2
    August 1, 2004
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The team attempt to unravel the secret past of their guitar teacher suspect and his criminal associate. They finally uncover the fatal consequences of resigning from what was meant to be a lifetime job. Sam is brought in and he admits everything. He even volunteers to show Boyd where the gun is buried. But he has no intention of going back inside.
  9. 9. The Hardest Word Part 1
    August 7, 2004
    50min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A sadomasochistic killer is on the loose. The killings are brutal, and the apparently homosexual victims have the word 'Sorry' carved in their backs.
  10. 10. The Hardest Word Part 2
    August 8, 2004
    59min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The cold case team continue to try to unravel the macabre murders, and DNA evidence brings them towards their suspect.
  11. 11. Shadowplay Part 1
    August 14, 2004
    59min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A woman torches her home, killing her family. She claims that she was incited to commit arson by a mysterious figure called 'Shepherd'.
  12. 12. Shadowplay Part 2
    August 15, 2004
    59min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Boyd's team are sure the dark force cited by two homicidal psychiatric patients exists and continue to investigate the mysterious Shepherd.

More details

Directors
Andy HaySuri Krishnamma
Producers
Richard Burrell
Network
BBC America
Content advisory
Violencealcohol usesmokingfoul languagesexual content