Waking the Dead – Context Timeline

  • 2000

2000, 25th July – Concorde crashes in France

2000, 4th Sept – Pilot Episode

2000, Sept/Oct – Sydney Olympics


  •  2001

2001, Feb – Foot and Mouth crisis, UK

2001, 18/19 June – Burn Out

2001, 25/26 June – Blind Beggar

2001, 1st July – Trevor Eve, 50 (b. 1951)

2001, 2/3 July – A Simple Sacrifice

2001, 7th July – Bradford riots, UK

2001, 9/10 July – Every Breath You Take

2001, 20th Sept – George W. Bush announces global “War on Terror”

2001, 7th Oct – Afghanistan conflict begins

2001, 23rd Oct – First Apple iPod introduced


  • 2002

2002, 6th Feb – Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee

2002, 30th March – Queen Mother dies (funeral 9th April)

2002, 30th June – Brazil wins World Cup

2002, 1st July – International Criminal Court founded

2002, 2/3 Sept – Life Sentence

2002, 9/10 Sept – Deathwatch

2002, 11th Sept – 9/11 WTC attacks

2002, 16/17 Sept – Special Relationship

2002, 12 Oct – Bali nightclub bombings

2002, 3/4 Nov – Thin Air

2002, Nov – First SARS outbreak


  • 2003

2003, 1st Feb – Space shuttle “Columbia” explodes

2003, 17th Feb – London congestion charge introduced

2003, 18th March – Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” published

2003, 20th March – Iraq War begins

2003, Aug – European heatwave

2003, 14/15 Sept – Multistorey

2003, 21/22 Sept – Walking On Water

2003, 27/28 Sept – Breaking Glass

2003, 5/6 Oct – Final Cut

2003, 24th Oct – Final flight of Concorde

2003, 7th Dec – Sue Johnston, 60 (b. 1943)

2003, 13th Dec – Saddam Hussein captured


  • 2004

2004, 4th Feb – Facebook founded

2004, 10th Feb – Claire Goose, 29 (b. 1975)

2004, 11th March – Madrid train bombings

2004, 18th May – Holly Aird, 35 (b. 1969)

2004, 11/12 July – In Sight of the Lord

2004, 18/19 July – False Flag

2004, 25/26 July – Fugue States

2004, 1/2 Aug – Anger Management

2004, 8/9 Aug – The Hardest Word

2004, 13th Aug – Athens Olympics

2004, 15/16 Aug – Shadowplay

2004, 26th Dec – Thailand etc hit by tsunami


  • 2005

2005, 2nd April – Pope John Paul II dies

2005, 9th April – Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles

2005, 18th April – Wil Johnson, 40 (b. 1965)

2005, 7th July – 7/7 bombings, London

2005, 28th Aug – Esther Hall, 35 (b. 1970)

2005, 29th Aug – Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans

2005, 18/19 Sept – Towers of Silence

2005, 25/26 Sept – Black Run

2005, 2/3 Oct – Subterraneans

2005, 9/10 Oct – Straw Dog

2005, 16/17 Oct – Undertow

2005, 23/24 Oct – Cold Fusion


  • 2006

2006, June/July – World Cup, Germany

2006, 15th July – Twitter launched

2006, 30th Dec – Saddam Hussein executed


  • 2007

2007, 7/8 Jan – Wren Boys

2007, 9th Jan – Apple announces first iPhone

2007, 14/15 Jan – Deus Ex Machina

2007, 21/22 Jan – The Fall

2007, 28/29 Jan – Mask of Sanity

2007, 4/5 Feb – Double Bind

2007, 18/19 Feb – Yahzeit

2007, 3rd May – Disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal

2007, 27th June – Gordon Brown succeeds Tony Blair as UK Prime Minister (Labour)

2007, 1st July – Smoking ban comes into force in England

2007, 9th Aug – Global financial crisis begins

2007, 18th Sept – Tara Fitzgerald, 40 (b. 1967)


  • 2008

2008, Feb – Northern Rock bank crisis, UK

2008, 14/15 April – Missing Persons

2008, 21/22 April – Sins

2008, 28/29 April – Duty and Honour

2008, 5/6 May – Skin

2008, 12/13 May – Wounds

2008, 19/20 May – Pieta

2008, Aug – Beijing Olympics

2008, 29th Sept – Stock Market crash


  • 2009

2009, 20th Jan – Barack Obama becomes US President

2009, 23rd Jan – UK officially enters recession

2009, April – Global swine ‘flu outbreak begins

2009, 25th June – Singer Michael Jackson dies

2009, 6/7 Sept – Magdalene 26

2009, 12th Sept – Stacey Roca, 31 (b. 1978)

2009, 13/14 Sept – End of the Night

2009, 20/21 Sept – Substitute

2009, 27/28 Sept – Endgame


  • 2010

2010, 12th Jan – 316K people die in Haiti earthquake

2010, 14th April – Volcanic ash cloud crisis in Europe

2010, 11th May – David Cameron (Conservative) becomes UK Prime Minister

2010, June – South African World Cup

2010, 18th Dec – Arab Spring begins


  • 2011

2011, 1st Jan – Eva Birthistle, 37 (b. 1974)

2011, 11th March – Fukushima nuclear accident

2011, 13/14 March – Harbinger

2011, 15th March – Syrian Civil War begins

2011, 20/21 March – Care

2011, 27/28 March – Solidarity

2011, 3/4 April – Conviction

2011, 10/11 April – Waterloo

2011, 18th April – Wil Johnson, 46

2011, 29th April – Prince William marries Catherine Middleton

2011, 2 May – Osama Bin Laden killed


MAIN CAST YEARS OF BIRTH

1943 – Sue Johnston (Grace Foley)

1951 – Trevor Eve (Peter Boyd)

1965 – Wil Johnson (Spencer Jordan)

1967 – Tara Fitzgerald (Eve Lockhart)

1969 – Holly Aird (Frankie Wharton)

1970 – Esther Hall (Felix Gibson)

1974 – Eva Birthistle (Sarah Cavendish)

1975 – Claire Goose (Mel Silver)

1978 – Stacey Roca (Kat Howard)

Unknown – Félicité Du Jeu (Stella Goodman)