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Body Farm, The (BBC-1 2011, Tara Fitzgerald, Keith Allen)

The Body Farm

Intriguing spin off from Waking The Dead crime drama The Body Farm takes the character of Dr Eve Lockhart and gives her her own hi-tech forensic research facility to run (the Body Farm of the title). Her business partner is Mike Phillips and theirs is the only facility in the country using real human body donors to examine the complex and fascinating journey the body goes through as it decays and returns to the earth. However they also find plenty of time to tackle a spot of crime solving.

The series begins when Eve gets a call from DI Craig Hale asking for her help to investigate an unusual crime scene, she sees an opportunity to bring much-needed funding to The Body Farm, but her decision to work with the police on real crime scenes will take her team out of their comfort zone.

production details
UK / BBC One / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 13 September – 18 October 2011

Executive Producers: Trevor Eve, Sue Hogg

cast
Tara Fitzgerald as Dr Eve Lockhart
Keith Allen as DI Hale
Wunmi Mosaku as Rosa
Finlay Robertson as Oggy
Mark Bazeley as Mike
Dominique Jackson as Natasha ‘Angel’ Collins
Luke Tittensor as Nathan
Katherine James as Jojo Collins
Dean Andrews as Peter Collins
Tommy Nash as Phillip Britain
Jennifer Hennessy as Eleanor Garrick

THE EPISODES
1. NO PEACE FOR THE WICKED (13 Sep 11)
2. WEALTH PAYS THE RENT (20 Sep 11)
3. IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE SEA TODAY (27 Sep 11)
4. SEXUAL INTENTIONS (4 Oct 11)
5. YOU’VE GOT VISITORS (11 Oct 11)
6. SCIENTIFIC JUSTICE (18 Oct 11)