Waking the Dead

Season 5 Episode 1

Towers of Silence, Part One

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Aired Daily 9:00 PM Sep 18, 2005 on BBC
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Towers of Silence, Part One
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A mummified body is discovered in a disused airliner that has been parked in the desert forsix years. There are indications of a link to an armed robbery at Heathrow Airport six years earlier, and a murder at around the same time. The team gains a new member—Dr Felix Gibson.

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  • After a shocking twist in the previous season with one of the main cast dieing the season premiere of this season had to show if they still go it. And they still do, the new cast fits in fine and the story was as good as always.moreless

    8.0
    This review is about Towers of Silence episode 1 & 2 as they are more or less one story.



    The unexpected dead of Mel in the previous season is still clearly felt in this episode. At first only Grace and Boyd appear in the further empty HQ. Clearly Boyd still has problems when their new DS showed up, another young woman called Andrea. The old pathologist had apparently also problems with the dead of Mel as she is replaced now by Felix Gibson. Even Spencer seemed to have lost it and supposedly attacked Boyd, but that turns out the lie a little differently then it seems at the first glance.



    The new cast members perform fine, of course they have to get used to the sometimes typical methods of Boyd but they clearly can handle themselves well enough around him and are able to surprise him.



    The story was pretty good; it started with pictures of a plane on a plane graveyard and Boyd buying a model plane to play around with. A corpse was discovered inside a plane on the graveyard which was placed there years ago. The corpse comes from a time in which a mysterious heist took place on Heathrow, one that was never solved.



    Boyd has to look into a world on counterfeit medicine and the brutal handling of such competition by established companies in that field. Things get personal when he has to meet some representatives from such a company to get the case moving on. And in the end the question remains who played who. There is a possibility here for something to continue over the season, I hope that happens :)



    Overall it was a good begin of the season, hopefully the next episodes will be of equal quality.

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Trevor Eve

Trevor Eve

Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd

Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston

Dr Grace Foley

Wil Johnson

Wil Johnson

DI Spencer Jordan

Esther Hall

Esther Hall

Dr Felix Gibson

Georgia Mackenzie

Georgia Mackenzie

DS Andy Stephenson

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Claire Goose

Claire Goose

DS Amelia Silver

Guest Star

Nina Wadia

Nina Wadia

Roshni Mehta

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