BBC One’s popular police procedural drama Waking the Dead is making a comeback – but not in the way you’d expect.
Rather than a full TV series, series creator Barbara Machin has written a new five-part story called ‘The Unforgiven’ that will air on Radio 4 and explore how the Cold Case Unit first came together.
The prequel series will feature a new case set in 1984 as a serial killer-rapist launches an appeal and claims police corruption, accusing a young DC Peter Boyd (played in the original series by Trevor Eve) and implicating forensic scientist Frankie Wharton (played by Holly Aird).
The police have just five days to stop the killer’s acquittal and, as Boyd is forced to disappear, the remaining members of the soon-to-be-team – profiler Grace (Sue Johnston), DS Spencer Jordan (Wil Johnson) and DC Mel Silver (Claire Goose) – will have to clear their names and prove the police’s innocence.
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