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Waking the Dead

7.92002TV-14
The Cold Case squad is a crack team of detectives, reopening the files on unsolved murders concerning a psychotic killer, a deathbed confession, a wall of Whitehall secrecy, and the disappearance of an 18-year-old girl.
Starring
Trevor EveSue JohnstonClaire Goose
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Life Sentence: Part 1
    September 2, 2002
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Thomas Rice, known as The Gambler, was jailed for murdering five women in the late 1980s. So when a stalker begins to harass the only living victim of the jailed serial killer, Boyd reinvestigates his pet theory that Thomas had a partner, who is still on the loose.
  2. 2. Life Sentence: Part 2
    September 3, 2002
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Boyd's theory seems to have been proved right and the Gambler's partner is apparently active once more. He has abducted a young woman. The team are up against time in tracing her and her abductor. Can they read the cards before another life is gambled away?
  3. 3. Deathwatch: Part 1
    September 9, 2002
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Harry Newman is an old man, dying in a London nursing home. When he makes deathbed confession of twelve separate 'unauthorized killings', the Cold Case Team embark on an investigation to discover the facts surrounding the deaths of each of the names on Harry's deathbed list.
  4. 4. Deathwatch: Part 2
    September 10, 2002
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Revenge for a fatal miscarriage of justice in the early 60s seems to be behind the execution of the members of the jury. Boyd seeks help from the former investigating officer. They dig up Frank's body from Bethnal Green cemetery, to match DNA. Forensic work reveals that the body is not Frank's.
  5. 5. Special Relationship: Part 1
    September 16, 2002
    51min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The team reinvestigates the unsolved murder of Home Office advisor Katherine Reed. Katherine was a prominent feminist academic who swapped sides to join the establishment. Boyd and the team discover a trail of intrigue that leads all the way to the top.
  6. 6. Special Relationship: Part 2
    September 17, 2002
    51min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The team's quest to find the murderer is leading them further up the political ladder. Government secrecy does not make their life easy. Pressure is applied from above as Boyd closes on his quarry. Grace tries to urge Boyd to be cautious but he ignores her and risks his career to get to the truth.
  7. 7. Thin Air: Part 1
    November 3, 2002
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beautiful 18-year-old Joanna Gold famously disappeared in broad daylight on Hampstead Heath in 1989. Now her famous red dress has been discovered in a lock-up in Kings Cross. Boyd is certain that when he finds the owner of the lock-up, he'll have found Joanna's murderer.
  8. 8. Thin Air: Part 2
    November 4, 2002
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Threatened by the investigation, Joanna Gold's killer has struck again and now begins to stalk her younger sister, Clara. She persuades Boyd to let her wear the red dress and go onto the Heath in an attempt to catch her stalker.

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Directors
Edward BennettMaurice PhillipsDavid Thacker
Producers
Victoria Fea
Network
BBC America
Content advisory
Violencealcohol usefoul languagesexual content
Supporting actors
Holly AirdWil Johnson