Thursday, January 06, 2011

BBC Commissions Waking the Dead Spin-off, The Body Farm

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In a press release today, the BBC announced the network had commissioned The Body Farm, a spin-off of its crime drama Waking the Dead and starring Tara Fitzgerald as forensic pathologist Eve Lockhart.

Eve leads a brilliant and ambitious team of scientists at a private facility where human remains are donated for scientific experiment. They are called upon by police forces all over the world to provide expert knowledge to help solve crimes.

"Eve Lockhart is a powerful and brilliant character from Waking The Dead – compassionate but cool and committed she searches for truth and justice in the darkest human experience." said Kate Harwood, Controller, Drama Series and Serials. "The Body Farm visually combines forensic and mortal elements in a cinematic, beautiful, surprising and arresting series."

A 90-minute pilot and five 60-minute episodes will be produced. Filming starts this spring.


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