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Waking The Dead : Complete BBC Series 2 [2001] [DVD]

Trevor Eve , Sue Johnston , David Thacker , Edward Bennett    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose, Wil Johnson
  • Directors: David Thacker, Edward Bennett, Maurice Phillips
  • Writers: Barbara Machin, Ed Whitmore, John Milne, Stephen Davis
  • Producers: Alexei de Keyser
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Jun 2006
  • Run Time: 464 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EZ7VC6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,764 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All eight episodes from the second series of the British television police drama about the members of the Cold Case team, dedicated police officers who use cutting-edge forensic technology and old-fashioned police work to reinvestigate old cases where every lead has come to a dead end. In this series, the team try to hunt down a long-dormant serial killer known as The Gambler, and infiltrate the dangerous world of London's gangland. Episodes are: 'Life Sentence (Parts 1 and 2)'; 'Deathwatch (Parts 1 and 2)'; 'Special Relationship (Parts 1 and 2)'; and 'Thin Air (Parts 1 and 2)'.

Product Description

Chief Inspector Boyd reopens the files on four more unsolved crimes in this series of gripping murder mysteries. Challenges facing his crack team of investigators include a victim of child abuse seeking revenge for the death of his twin, a family murder with vital evidence to be recovered from the bottom of the sea, the increasing likelihood of a mystery second man involved in a high-street massacre. If you would like more information about Waking The Dead visit

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch 26 July 2006
'Waking the Dead' is probably the best detective drama that has ever been made, and holds this title justifiably because it is so markedly different from other alternatives.

This series is, in a word, stunning. The plots of the episodes are tightly controlled, filled with tension, and the wonderful dynamic between Sue Johnston's calm, pragmatic psychologist and Trevor Eve's manic, instinctive Superintendant make the series worth watching on its own. Although a few episodes in the first series were somewhat weaker than the main, you can't find any holes in this series. Every episode is simply riveting.

Roll on series 3 on DVD, and I have noted that the BBC have started filming a sixth series. This kind of drama justifies why you pay your TV licence.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 22 Mar 2011
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Another wonderful series from the WTD team. I would highly recommend this series. It's a terrible shame that the BBC has just confirmed that there will be no more made after Series 9. Another wonderful series goes the way of Inspector Lynley et al... Brilliant service from Amazon as normal.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant 14 July 2006
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This must certainly be one of the best series the BBC has ever produced. Great cast, fast-paced directing, edge-of-seat storylines, no misfires whatsoever. DVD's come with no extra's. But better this way, than making up silly extra's, like the continuing 'look how great we are'-extra's on the CSI-sets or the 'we-could-have-done-without-this'-extra's that come with 'Midsomer Murders'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first 22 Mar 2013
Waking the dead series 2 maintains the series high quality, being even better than its first outing. There is not one bad episode on this four disc set. It contains all four stories from series 2. the interplay between the characters is really good in this series; especially the chemistry with Boyd (Trevor Eve) and Grace (Sue Johnston.) We can also see Spence and Mel becoming closer and Frankie really gets involved also. The cold case team reopen four more cases, and they are all brill.

The first episode "Life Sentence" was really gripping, gaining a rating of "Excellent." The plot is fantastic in this one nad the villian actor is superb - one of the best.

Episode two "Deathwatch" is the weakest of the four stories, being too convulted, but it got "Good." This was quite a nice installment in the series and you were constantly guessing and learnt more as the story unfolded. Not my favourite, but still great.

The third two-part story is absoloutely fantastic. "Special Relationship" achieved the rating of "Excellent", it was really well done and it was really hard to work out what was going on and who was killing as there were so many to choose from.

And now we come to one of the best in the series, the final story "Thin Air" is faultless. It got "Outstanding", which is the highest rating. The story, the acting, the character development, the twists and story-telling was at its best here. Top-notch Waking the dead, I was totally enthralled.

I loved this series of Waking the dead and hope for the third series to be even better! You can't get enough of these shows, you may find yourself wathcing several discs a day. Waking the dead is crime drama at its finest, with a direct approach to deduction and evidence. This show is on par with "Wire in the blood", I can't seperate the two (I have done a review on the Wire in the blood complete box set.) Just buy thsi show, buy the whole series, I can't get enough of it...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars crime tv 30 Oct 2009
Gripping viewing, the storylines are always believable and leave you guessing till the end.
Trevor Eve as usual is brilliant along with his supporting cast, I have bought the whole set for my husband for christmas and he will be over the moon.
This serious is a must fot any crime buff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars waking the dead 2 10 Oct 2009
the whole waking the dead series are first class they are well acted and the characters are believable
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller viewer 3 Sep 2009
A thoroughly enjoyable series which is both well scripted and acted. Series 3/4 now beckons
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Show is great! 21 April 2010
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For awhile, Channel 21 (PBS) was showing this program and I got hooked. Buying them from Amazon UK is actually less expensive than buying them here in the States. I enjoy the characters and the plots - can't ask for much more than that!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Woke me up, eventually.
This set started fairly unexcitingly but improved as it went on and finished with a bang. I will be ordering the next set!
Published 24 days ago by JCB
3.0 out of 5 stars One disc wouldn't play
Unfortunately, one of the discs wouldn't play, so I didn't get to see all the episodes. Had a replacement disc sent but that wouldn't play either! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. June Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars cheap as chips and excellent product
this is a great series and I was happy to find these DVDs for such a good price, this is one of my fav stores and they have such good range
Published 4 months ago by Aussie Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Waking the dead
This show is very good and comes in a presentation box with series 1- 9 in separate cases with 5 or 6 DVDS in each. Read more
Published 11 months ago by D newton
5.0 out of 5 stars waking he dead
waking the dead is a fab tv prograhm and i hadnt seen this series and would recomend it to anyone who mist it on tv
Published 12 months ago by may haydock
5.0 out of 5 stars waking the dead series 2
One of my all time favorite series ,at this price could not resist.Treat yourselves, you deserve it..
what more could i say.
Published 12 months ago by Crow
5.0 out of 5 stars As expected
Arrived in good time and was exactly as expected - good to run through again as we enjoyed it first time round on TV.
Published 15 months ago by AndyH
5.0 out of 5 stars A great tv series
Never a bad episode in any of the seasons. Class acting, great plots. Easily worth the asking price. Hard to think this was 12 years ago - but there is no age to it. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Keith Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars I am Hooked
A top rate detective cold case squad acting out excellent cold case stories. Well done. I am hooked. - Love British
Published 18 months ago by Vivienne South Africa
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This series like all of them is so watchable and is a must. Complete cast are utterly outstanding! Brilliant buy
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. Jayne Morris
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