The thriller series stars Sophie Okonedo (The Slap), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Peter Firth (Spooks) and Lesley Manville (Cranford).
Penned by Whitechapel writing duo Ben Court and Caroline Ip, Mayday tells the story of a missing teenager and the hunt for the abductor, told through the eyes of a close-knit community.
"I am very excited that they are screening Mayday over five days," said star Okonedo. "I think it will suit the piece enormously.
"It has a lot of twists and turns and things are not always as they seem. The reality is often heightened with a cliffhanger at the end of every episode."
Mayday has been directed by Black Mirror's Brian Welsh and produced by Chris Fry (Spooks).
The series premiere on Sunday, March 3 on BBC One.
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