Sharon Maughan will guest-star opposite her husband Trevor Eve in the new series of Waking the Dead (opens in new tab), the first time the couple have ever appeared together on screen. She has a leading role in the opening two-part episode of the BBC1 drama, which stars Eve as maverick detective Peter Boyd. The couple, who’ve been married for almost 30 years, did appear in a 1992 episode of Murder She Wrote, but they were never on screen together, so this is the first time they’ve shared a scene. "In Waking The Dead I have one scene with just Trevor alone and then there’s another one at the end with the group," Sharon told TV Times. "I think Trevor was happy that I was coming in and playing a very nice guest role and I was very happy to be doing it." The former Holby City star plays a high-powered businesswoman who comes to the attention of Boyd and his team when she is the victim of a crime that has links to a cold case from the Sixties. "She is a very successful, rather ruthless multi-millionaire business woman," Sharon explains. "She takes people’s money and plays with, so all of that is incorporated into the story." And viewers will discover she has a very big secret in her past. The new eight-part series, which also sees Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald and Felicite Du Jeu all return, will be back on screen in September. Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk’s new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop (opens in new tab)
Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
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