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The Unforgiven

Episode 1

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Set fifteen years before Waking the Dead began, this prequel by Barbara Machin reveals the origins of the iconic cold case team, in a heart-stopping five-part crime thriller. Show more

Contributors

Peter Boyd:
Anthony Howell
Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
Mel Silver:
Claire Goose
Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Jenny Boyd:
Amelia Lowdell
Commissioner:
Clive Hayward
Journalist:
Ryan Early

Genres

Drama

The Unforgiven

Episode 2

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Barbara Machin's gripping five-part crime thriller continues. Trying to peel back the layers of this old case, criminal profiler Grace Foley must face her own fears. Show more

Contributors

Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
Mel Silver:
Claire Goose
Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Peter Boyd:
Anthony Howell
Kate Foley:
Kerry Gooderson
Clive Bristow:
Simon Shepherd
Eddie Macteer:
Justin Salinger

Genres

Drama

The Unforgiven

07/03/2018

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Day three of the race to save Boyd, and this cold case leaps back to life. The team desperately need Frankie Wharton's forensics to try to find the kidnapper, and save a life. Show more

Contributors

Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Mel Silver:
Claire Goose
Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Eddie Macteer:
Justin Salinger
Jenny Boyd:
Amelia Lowdell
Astrid Klein:
Frances Barber
Marcus Perriman:
Jonathan Forbes
HQ Green:
Ryan Early

Genres

Drama

The Unforgiven

08/03/2018

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Mel Silver, a fearless 20-year-old cop, is at the centre of the case of her life. Now, with only two days to find the victim alive, she is determined to push the case on herself. Show more

Contributors

Mel Silver:
Claire Goose
Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Astrid Klein:
Frances Barber
Kate Foley:
Kerry Gooderson
Clive Bristow:
Simon Shepherd
Roz Coolridge:
Amber Aga
Reporter:
Ryan Early

Genres

Waking the Dead

Series 1

A Simple Sacrifice - Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

25 years ago, Annie Keel confessed to the murder of her husband and her neighbour’s son. When new evidence calls her confession into doubt, Boyd and the team must dig deeper.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
DAC Ralph Christie:
Simon Kunz
Annie Keel:
Harriet Walter
Alex Bryson:
Cal MacAninch
Mary Mantel:
Lynda Bellingham
Reese Dickson:
Nicholas Woodeson
John Fontain:
Robert Blythe
Joanne Riley:
Janet Dale
Janet Bryson:
Valerie Gogan
Pauline:
Rakie Ayola
Max Bryson:
Nicholas Hoult
Patrick Mantel:
Anthony Valentine

Waking the Dead

Series 1

A Simple Sacrifice - Part 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

Who else was present at the time of the murders? Boyd suspects Keel is covering for someone and forces her to revisit that fateful night in 1975.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
DAC Ralph Christie:
Simon Kunz
Annie Keel:
Harriet Walter
Alex Bryson:
Cal MacAninch
Mary Mantel:
Lynda Bellingham
Reese Dickson:
Nicholas Woodeson
John Fontain:
Robert Blythe
Joanne Riley:
Janet Dale
Janet Bryson:
Valerie Gogan
Pauline:
Rakie Ayola
Max Bryson:
Nicholas Hoult
Patrick Mantel:
Anthony Valentine

Waking the Dead

Series 1

Every Breath You Take - Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

When the body of a policewoman missing for a year is pulled from the Thames, Boyd and the team discover that she was being followed by two stalkers.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
DAC Ralph Christie:
Simon Kunz
Director:
Gary Love
DI Steven Maitland:
Thomas Lockyer
Fiona Maitland:
Tessa Peake-Jones
Anna Maitland:
Paloma Baeza
Christopher Redford:
Lee Ross
Michael Skinner:
Andrew Buckley
James Britten:
Terence Maynard
Norma Jones:
Dinah Stabb
Pathologist:
Robert Demeger
Sgt. Debbie Britten:
Joanne Farrell
TV reporter:
Janet Ellis

Waking the Dead

Series 1

Every Breath You Take - Part 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

The team tracks down Debbie's married lover, but he denies killing her. Meanwhile, stalker Chris Redford is ready to confess, but Grace is not convinced he's the guilty man.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
DAC Ralph Christie:
Simon Kunz
Director:
Gary Love
DI Steven Maitland:
Thomas Lockyer
Fiona Maitland:
Tessa Peake-Jones
Anna Maitland:
Paloma Baeza
Christopher Redford:
Lee Ross
Michael Skinner:
Andrew Buckley
James Britten:
Terence Maynard
Norma Jones:
Dinah Stabb
Pathologist:
Robert Demeger
Sgt. Debbie Britten:
Joanne Farrell
TV reporter:
Janet Ellis

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Life Sentence - Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

When someone threatens the surviving victim of the notorious serial killer 'The Gambler', the team must visit the killer himself to discover if he had a partner.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Thomas Rice:
Samuel West
Claire Delaney:
Susannah Harker
Tim Walker:
Mark Aiken
Dermot Sullivan:
Paterson Joseph
Paul Bryant:
Simon Gregor
Philip Bryant:
David Burke
Prison Officer Gates:
Wayne Foskett
Maya Wilson:
Sheyla Shehovich

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Life Sentence - Part 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

The Gambler's suspected partner is seemingly active once more and they have abducted a young woman. Can the team reach her in time?

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Thomas Rice:
Samuel West
Claire Delaney:
Susannah Harker
Tim Walker:
Mark Aiken
Dermot Sullivan:
Paterson Joseph
Paul Bryant:
Simon Gregor
Philip Bryant:
David Burke
Prison Officer Gates:
Wayne Foskett
Maya Wilson:
Sheyla Shehovich

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Special Relationship - Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

The team discover a trail of intrigue when they reinvestigate the murder of Home Office adviser Katherine Reed, a radical academic who swapped sides to join the establishment.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Director:
David Thacker
Sir James Beatty:
Corin Redgrave
Lady Alice Beatty:
Patricia Hodge
DI Jess Worall:
Ruth Gemmell
Professor Ray Levin:
Anton Lesser
Lorna Gyles:
Amanda Root
Ann Hardingham:
Kika Markham
Katherine Reed:
Francesca Ryan

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Special Relationship - Part 2

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

The team's hunt for the murderer leads them further up the political ladder, and pressure is applied from above as Boyd closes on his quarry despite the government’s secrecy.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Director:
David Thacker
Sir James Beatty:
Corin Redgrave
Lady Alice Beatty:
Patricia Hodge
DI Jess Worall:
Ruth Gemmell
Professor Ray Levin:
Anton Lesser
Lorna Gyles:
Amanda Root
Ann Hardingham:
Kika Markham
Katherine Reed:
Francesca Ryan

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Thin Air - Part 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

When Joanna Gold's famous red dress is discovered in a lock-up at Kings Cross, Boyd is certain his team can track down her killer.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Leah Gold:
Cherie Lunghi
Benjamin Gold:
Roger Allam
Joanna Gold / Clara Gold:
Sophie Winkleman
David Gold:
George Calil
Police Commissioner:
Jack Ellis
Mr. Lamb:
Ralph Nossek
Alec Garvey:
Justin Salinger
Elaine Ashcroft:
Louise Delamere

Waking the Dead

Series 2

Thin Air - Part 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

Threatened by the investigation, Joanna Gold’s killer begins to stalk her sister, Clara. She persuades Boyd to let her wear the red dress in an attempt to catch her stalker.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DC Amelia Silver:
Claire Goose
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Leah Gold:
Cherie Lunghi
Benjamin Gold:
Roger Allam
Joanna Gold / Clara Gold:
Sophie Winkleman
David Gold:
George Calil
Police Commissioner:
Jack Ellis
Elaine Ashcroft:
Louise Delamere

Waking the Dead

Series 3

Multi Storey - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 3 months

Carl Mackenzie was jailed for a high-street shooting spree but he has always maintained his innocence. Now his sister is fighting for an appeal.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver:
Claire Goose
Carl Mackenzie:
Sean Pertwee

Waking the Dead

Series 3

Multi Storey - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 3 months

The case against Carl Mackenzie unravels further when the team discovers a potential link between the massacre and a similar killing spree at an African mine.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver:
Claire Goose
Carl Mackenzie:
Sean Pertwee

Waking the Dead

Series 3

Walking on Water - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 3 months

Eleven years ago, Mark Lovell was jailed for the murder of his adopted father. Neither the family’s fishing boat nor Mark’s mother, sister or niece have been seen since.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver:
Claire Goose
Bill Durham:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Ely:
Alan Ford
Mark Lovell:
Craig Kelly

Waking the Dead

Pilot - Part 1

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Two-part drama. As a police team begin work on the five-year-old cold case of a teenage girl's murder, they inadvertently inspire the killer to strike again. Show more

Contributors

DCI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
DC Mel Silver:
Claire Goose
Dr Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Jimmy Marshall:
Finbar Lynch
Jodie Whitemore:
Amelia Warner
Kelly Caldwell:
Sam Loggin
DCI Connor:
Roger Taylor
Jenny Boyd:
Adie Allen
Mr Whitemore:
Tyler Butterworth
Mrs Whitemore:
Elaine Claxton
Dr Clive Pearson:
Steven Elder
Matt Boyd:
Lachlan Ryan
Supt. Mavers:
John Vine

Waking the Dead

Pilot - Part 2

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

The team exhume the first victim to find clues with new DNA techniques. When Boyd thinks he is getting closer, he finds he is facing one smokescreen after another. Show more

Contributors

DCI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
DC Mel Silver:
Claire Goose
Dr Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Jimmy Marshall:
Finbar Lynch
Jodie Whitemore:
Amelia Warner
Kelly Caldwell:
Sam Loggin
Executive Producer:
Mal Young

Waking the Dead

Series 3

Walking On Water - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 3 months

After Mark’s cousin is murdered, the team establishes Mark’s alibi. Who is the real killer? Drug-running and witness protection muddy the waters.

Contributors

DSI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr. Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
DI Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Dr. Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DS Amelia 'Mel' Silver:
Claire Goose
Bill Durham:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Ely:
Alan Ford
Mark Lovell:
Craig Kelly