8.1
81 votes
Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

BBC One 2000

Led by Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd (Trevor Eve) the Cold Case Squad investigates serious crimes which have gone unsolved. Armed with the latest technological advances and old fashioned hard work, Psychological Profiler Grace Foley (Sue Johnston), Forensic Pathologist Frankie Wharton (Holly Aird), Detective Constable Mel Silver (Claire Goose) and Detective Sergeant Spencer Jordan (Wil Johnson) wake the dead for clues and answers.

British Crime & Drama Horror TV UK BBC One BBC TV UK TV SHOWS HORROR 1900 Titles Top TV Series (1970-2013) 4 RM-Mystery, crime, suspense Mystery & Crime

The 10 Worst Episodes of Waking the Dead

#1 - Towers of Silence (2)

6.80

Season 5 - Episode 2

Spencer goes undercover as a prison inmate to investigate the possible reasons for the murders from the man convicted of committing the crimes. To Spence's dismay, the man (who is too scared to say anything about what happened) commits suicide before he can be coerced into revealing who the real killer is.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 25 votes.

#2 - Anger Management (1)

6.87

Season 4 - Episode 7

A man staying in a "halfway house" for released prisoners uses a gun - that is revealed to have been used in contract killings years ago - commit suicide. The gun is later stolen from Frankie's lab. Investigations reveal that the gun could have been used by a hired assassin in 9 murders over the last 30 years. Boyd is taking Anger Management.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 23 votes.

#3 - Subterraneans (2)

6.91

Season 5 - Episode 6

The team discover the brutally murdered body of a man in the same cellar that the businessman was held hostage in. While investigating the two victims, the team find an unlikely suspect. They're positive of his connection to the murders, but need to collect the evidence to prove it.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 23 votes.

#4 - Deus ex Machina (2)

6.92

Season 6 - Episode 4

Boyd finds a connection between the recent murder of an Iraqi and the local ruler's skull taken from the Sudan by British troops more than a hundred years before.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 25 votes.

#5 - Towers of Silence (1)

6.94

Season 5 - Episode 1

A mummified body is discovered in a disused airliner that has been parked in the desert for 6 years. There are indications of a link to an armed robbery at Heathrow Airport six years earlier, and a murder at around the same time. Our team gains two new members. DS Andrea Stephenson takes over for DS Mel Silver, and the new mad scientist is Dr Felix Gibson.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 36 votes.

#6 - Pilot (1)
6.97
Season 1 - Episode 1

A new team of detectives, the Cold Case Squad, is put together to re-examine evidence of unsolved murders using advanced technology. In their first investigation DCI Peter Boyd has a second go at nailing the murderer of Alice Miller, a young girl who disappeared five years ago. Trouble is, the perpetrator is as keen as Boyd to act again, and abducts another girl.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 69 votes.

#7 - The Fall (1)
7.00
Season 6 - Episode 5

Two sexually conjoined mummies mysteriously fall through the the ceiling of an old City bank, resulting in the Cold Case team being called in to investigate.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 32 votes.

#8 - Double Bind (1)
7.00
Season 6 - Episode 9

A psychiatric patient, imprisoned for the murder of his parents as a teenager escapes and reveals the location of an unknown corpse.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 24 votes.

#9 - Wounds (2)
7.00
Season 7 - Episode 10

The team find out that a body discovered in a disused tunnel is that of salesman Chris Dearden, who went missing in 1996. He was on a self-empowerment weekend with his colleagues when he died.Could one of them be responsible?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 26 votes.

#10 - Breaking Glass (1)
7.03
Season 3 - Episode 5

A recovered memory therapist alerts the CCS to a care home regime of sexual abuse of young boys and a suspected murder. Her client who revealed all this in a therapy session goes missing and the team strongly suspect he has gone on the hunt for the man who abused him and murdered his friend.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Waking the Dead from 34 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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Hm..BBC series?Maybe I should check it out....

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love it

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