First broadcast 4/5 September, 2000.
A young girl disappears in a chilling echo of an earlier abduction and murder.
Notable guest stars: Finbar Lynch, Amelia Warner, Adie Allen.
The one where… Boyd is a DCI not a DSI, and has a wife, Jenny Boyd, and a young son, Matt Boyd. The pilot was a one-off drama – “Waking the Dead” – that was picked to become a series.
First broadcast 18/19 June, 2001.
Boyd encounters a young woman who refuses to believe that her father died accidentally in a car fire.
Notable guest stars: Angela Griffin, Clive Russell.
The one where… Boyd’s missing son, Joe (later renamed Luke), is first referenced.
First broadcast 25/26 June, 2001.
The team investigate when a modern skeleton entombed in concrete is found in a church crypt.
Notable guest stars: Barry Morse, Annette Crosbie.
The one where… Boyd tells Grace about the circumstances of his son’s disappearance, and we discover Grace is a lapsed Catholic.
First broadcast 2/3 July, 2001.
If Annie Keel is innocent, why did she plead guilty to murder, and who’s the real killer?
Notable guest stars: Harriet Walter, Lynda Bellingham, Anthony Valentine.
The one where… Boyd is stabbed.
First broadcast 9/10 July, 2001.
When missing police officer Debbie Britten’s body is found in the Thames, the search to find her killer begins.
Notable guest stars: Lee Ross, Tessa Peake Jones, Thomas Lockyer.
The one where… Boyd celebrates his birthday, and later tells Grace how he met the woman he married.
First broadcast 2/3 September, 2002.
Clare Delaney is the only surviving victim of incarcerated serial killer Thomas “The Gambler” Rice, but did he have an accomplice, or is someone now emulating him?
Notable guest stars: Samuel West (son of Timothy West).
The one where… Mel is attacked by Thomas Rice, and the team discover Boyd was involved in Rice’s original case when he was still a Detective Sergeant.
First broadcast 9/10 September, 2002.
The murder of an old man in a care home leads the team into a dangerous investigation into events following the trial and execution of a notorious 1960’s London gangster.
Notable guest stars: Warren Mitchell, Ronald Pickup.
The one where… Grace is attacked in her own home – on her birthday.