Season six (6) of BBC's "Waking the Dead" is, per usual, so very good keeping me well entertained with its very well written, directed and sometimes very scary episodes also with its extremely good acting.
In spite of many cast changes (i.e., third new pathologist, this season), season six (6) shows "short-fused" Chief Inspector Boyd (brilliantly acted by Trevor Eve) and his Cold case investigative team solving some really nasty "cold cases" that many times have "tie-ins" with current nasty crimes. Much to my joy two (2) of the series' "old" characters and two of my favorites are still around helping Boyd solve these very horrendous "cold case" mysteries. The two returning characters that I adore are the psychologist Grace wonderfully played by Sue Johnston who is always able to keep Boyd "grounded" and functioning at his brilliant best along with super sexy and tough Spence greatly acted by Wil Johnson--he certainly gets the other characters, this season, out of some "tough spots". Again this season, the members of the "Waking the Dead" cold case team are very sure of their individual expertise in their profession and are not afraid to go "toe to toe" with their leader (Boyd) in expressing their opinions on how to solve a case. I have always loved the "knock down" arguments that they all can have. That "feature" of this series is very evident in Season six (6). By the way, the "new" pathologist is acted greatly--I like her.
All in all, I loved Season six (6) on three (3) discs with six (6) episodes that are in two (2) parts. All of the episodes in Season six (6) are really entertaining featuring tales about severe child abuse, "devil worship" honor killings, locked in embrace skeletons falling out of ceilings from a room in a hotel not known to exist, extreme religious piety involving self-flagellation, Nazi monsters, love interest for Boyd, selling of drugs and "money laundering", hidden gold etc.--all well written, acted and directed. This season of "Waking the Dead" is some splendid entertainment with each episode having me poised on the "edge of my seat".
(By the way, one of my very favorite actresses, Eileen Atkins, is simply fabulous as a raving Nazi)