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Waking the Dead - Series 6 [DVD]

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  • Actors: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 19 May 2008
  • Run Time: 720 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015083TE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,445 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This set includes two DVDs featuring all Series 6 six stories:

"Superintendent A***hole from London, and D.I. Jordan, another a***hole. Top of the morning to you..."

Despite Detective Superintendent Boyd’s mood swings the Cold Case Unit are still in business. Psychological profiler Dr. Grace Foley, Detectives Spencer Jordan and Stella Goodman welcome new pathologist Dr. Eve Lockhart as the team takes on more gripping cases.

Story 1: Wren Boys
Boyd and his team re-investigate the mysterious death of a badly beaten teenage boy who drowned 16 years ago in a concrete pit.

Story 2: Deus Ex Machina
When Khaled Ahmad goes on hunger strike in the UK, Boyd and the Cold Case team are racing against time to find a 19th-century skull. At the same time, MI6 are keen for Boyd to re-investigate the murder of an Iraqi dissident.

Story 3: The Fall
A mummified, sexually conjoined couple fall from a concealed office during the renovation of a city bank. The discovery awakens a fraudulent scandal buried in the city of London around the time of Black Wednesday.

Story 4: Mask of Sanity
A man is released from a psychiatric unit, but is he still a danger to society?

Story 5: Double Bind
A horticultural tip leads the team into a new investigation.

Story 6: Yahrzeit
The team dig deep to unearth secrets buried for over 60 years.

Stars: Trevor Eve as Peter Boyd, Sue Johnston as Grace, Tara FitzGerald as Eve, Wil Johnson as Spencer Jordan, Félicité Du Jeu as Stella.

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Waking The Dead's sixth series in 2007 cemented its place in my heart as the best TV drama in Britain. The cast are superb; Trevor Eve can be hilarious as D.Supt. Boyd, Dr Foley must be the greatest psycho-analyst in the world and I have to say I prefer the imperious Tara Fitzgerald and the hugely under-rated theatre actress Félicité du Jeu to the previous female cast members, especially as Eve seems to spend a lot of time dissecting corpses listening to eighties ska music.

'Double Bind' is a particular favourite, a wonderfully peculiar episode (as they all are, in their own way) and the funniest scene I've seen in a long time involves Eve using Spence and Stella to remodel the death of two victims killed in the coital position in 'The Fall'.

The 2008 series was just as good and should be out soon and there's an eighth series currently being made, though sadly Du Jeu is not confirmed for the cast which could mean that Stella has been promoted, killed, finally got it on with DI Jordan or been fired for her propensity for slapping witnesses.
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It was recently announced that season 9 of Waking The Dead would be the final series made by BBC. All good things have to come to an end someday. In the meantime though, die-hard collectors of this amazing series will continue to purchase these box sets which are now being sold by Amazon at a fantastic price, bearing in mind, the quality of these episodes, brilliant as always.

Series 6 is one of the best. Consistently good, each story is one on its own, and never fails to amaze. Of the six here, I think Yahrzeit is one of the best. Based around a story of Nazi war criminals escaping from Germany in 1945 and then settling in London. Their secret eventually emerges when Boyd and Co. re-open an unsolved murder case from 1946 which reveals details of an horrific plan to create a "Master Super Race". There is a tragic twist to this story involving one of the children now grown up who is implicated in the murder of a family whose remains are discovered under the concrete floor of a house where the escaped Nazi war criminals resided. Veterna actress Eileen Atkins guest stars.

Mask of Sanity is the next best story. After being released from a secure psychitric unit where he had served many years for murder, James Jensen struggles to find the truth about what really happened in a children's home where he had been badly beaten, and to find some kind of redemption in order to come to terms with what happened all those years before. The team then turn their investigation onto Dr. Bruno Rivelli who had managed the home at the time and he becomes a suspect in three murders. Jemma Redgrave and James Fox guest stars in this absorbing episode. There are some scenes which are pretty violent and distressing in this episode, so be warned.

The Fall is a brilliant episode.
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The 2007 series of Waking The Dead is one of the best ever done. The crime stories are really good and attention graping from minute one. I like that the over agressiveness of Boyd is reduced and more humour is re-introduced. The new cast is great and adds new dimensions to the team. The old cast is perfect as ever. In short: 5 stars
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Love this show. Only get the first 3 seasons in the States and since my DVD player is Region Free (with a little help) I've ordered all the other series from Amazon UK. Absolutely fabulous production that leaves the US spin-offs in a trash heap behind.

Counting the days until Series 7 is released.
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Waking the dead series 6, on the whole, maintains the shows high standard of writing, production value and fantastic actors. All the plots, forgetting one episode, are all intricately written and beautifully crafted, all superbly well done. The reason this set did not get five stars is because of one particular episode titled "Deus Ex Machina", I will tell you about this disgraceful, diabolical and too stupid to bare thing lower down in this review, but I will spit out the word "AWFUL" to give you a taste of the future. Despite this, series 6 was great and still the show is going strong. While it is not quite as memorable and solid as series 5, it is still classic crime drama, with loads of sub-plots amongst other thrills that we have learnt to expect and admire - still television at its finest.

Also, throughout this series, there is a sub-plot about Mel Silver, a now deceased ex-member of the cold case team. You are intrigued about this throughout and wonder if there will ever be an answer to your questions...

Wren Boys: This is a "Good" episode. After the first part, you felt it was better than when it concluded, but still a great watch. It was intriguing to try and find out who killed the boy in the concrete pit, and there were a fair few options on who it might be. I felt that this episode was more implausible and would not happen in real life, at least not to the extremes shown here. In a way it was daft, but it was enjoyable and kept you entertained to the end. A good episode, not the best in the series, but series 6 is only just getting started.

Deus Ex Machina: As told above, this is an absolutely AWFUL episode of WTD.
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