"Long may these old boys reign to solve more cases of the bizarre and downright bonkers!"
Late one evening a couple of teenagers, Romain and Shirone are on a ‘date’. They climb over the railings of St George’s Gardens to smoke a joint and watch the stars above London. During this nocturnal activity the two youngsters hear a cracking of wood and a man emerges, zombie-like from his own grave. Running from this scene that looks like something from a Hammer horror film, Romain goes back to have another look. It is this second viewing that seals his fate.
Bryant and May are called out as a tale of resurrection is something the PCU excels at investigating. Little do they realise that this case will involve fraud, suicide and the desecration of two more graves before they finally see the light. And that doesn’t include Bryant dealing with the disappearance of the ravens at the Tower of London. In locating the birds comes in to contact with the sinister Mr Merry, but the encounter disturbs him more than he realises and Bryant for the first time begins to contemplate his own mortality.