I wasn't going to continue watching Waking The Dead but the third series was sitting on the library shelf when I was there the other day and I just took it. It was like I couldn't help myself. I've been on such a Brit-kick that I was out in the car with the dvds before I knew it had happened. The third series started airing September 14 2003 and there were 4 stories spread out over eight 58 minute episodes. I do like that the BBC has no commercials and you get nearly a full hour of entertainment. The closest we have here is PBS and it's not the same. The show pulled in 8-9 million viewers an episode when it aired and continued for 9 seasons before stopping. Most of the cast was the same for the first 4 series. Trevor Eve is the guy in the middle on the dvd cover. He's Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd, Sue Jonhston is psychological profiler Grace Foley, Wil Johnson is Detective Inspector Spencer Jordan, Claire Goose is junior DC Mel Silver and Holly Aird is forensic scientist Frankie Wharton. Everyone has a back story and the show spends some time on those as the gang move around the city investigating the murders that get dredged up. The tone of the show is dark and there's plenty of murder to fill the two hour long story. It's kind of like what Bones would be if it was more serious and there was more yelling. I'm not always a big fan of that sort of tv but I'm still liking the characters some. I like all the actors more than their characters. There are good production values and the pr0gram has lots of interesting location shooting.
Multistory Part 1 & Part 2 A case involving the killing of a policeman who was Boyd's pal. The personal part of his past is making him act oddly and everyone wonders what the fuck is up his ass. Boyd has some anger management issues, he yells a lot, occasionallly he punches someone.
I might complain about the subject matter but truth be told the show is well written, tightly paced and bleak. At least the criminals are brought to justice. The stories are compelling and there's plenty of stuff going on. You can see the whole 3rd series on YouTube and I have provided links above. You might like them more than I did, especially if you are a CSI type show fan. I liked them enough to work through the series but I'm not sure that I would need to see them again.