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Waking The Dead: Solidarity (BBC-1 28 Mar 2011)



Waking The Dead Solidarity

In two part story Solidarity Boyd and the team investigate when the body of former Falklands hero turned peacenik Piers Kennedy turns up after being missing since 1983. Conspiracy theories abound that Kennedy was targetted by the secret service. Digging deeper into the case the team uncover a veritable hornets nest of material including camcorder footage of masked CANW activists performing a guerrilla attack on a nuclear convoy. The masked men were involved in a clash with the police and an MoD policeman was killed.

Grace has a personal interest in the case too – she was an anti-nukes demonstrator in the Eighties and had a passionate but fleeting relationship with one of Piers’s fellow veterans, Murray Stuart, a wired and apparently dangerous individual who is sitting on a giant secret.

Hard to believe that this is the final season of Waking The Dead – it is definitely bowing out whilst it is still at the top of it’s game.

production details
UK / BBC One / 2×60 minute episodes / Broadcast Sunday 27 March and Monday 28 March 2011 @ 9.00pm

Writer: Ed Whitmore / Director: Andy Hay

Series: Waking The Dead Season Nine Episode Five

TREVOR EVE as Det Super Peter Boyd
SUE JOHNSTON as Dr Grace Foley
JOHN McARDLE as Murray Stuart
ANNA CHANCELLOR as Lucy Christie
TARA FITZGERALD as Dr Eve Lockhart
WILL JOHNSON as D.I. Spencer Jordan
EVA BIRTHISTLE as Sarah Cavendish
PENNY DOWNIE as Bonnie Yorke
JACK SHEPHERD as Ralph Palmer
JOHN SHRAPNEL as John Christie
ROGER RINGROSE as Oleg Leontyev
JONATHAN BRYAN as Hugo Christie
CARLA HORGAN as Young Lucy Christie
JAMES McGREGOR as Young Oleg Leontyev
ADAM RAYNER as Piers Kennedy
KIERAN BEW as Young Murray Stuart
ELIZE DU TOIT as Young Bonnie Yorke
SUSIE EMMETT as Young Grace
MICHAEL CANTWELL as Young Ralph Palmer