A five-part miniseries that revolves around the disappearance of a young mother in a quiet British suburb and the circumstances that leave her children abandoned far from home.
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 PC Laurie Franklin (5 episodes, 2010)
Lee Massey ...
 Ethan Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Tops (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Matt Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
Luke Hudson ...
 Luke Craig (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Jen Mason (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Rosie Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Barbara Poole (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Sarah Wheeler (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Nusrat Preston (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Gerard Hopkirk (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Danny Preston (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Nick Durden (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Tanya Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DC Stephen Beam (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DS Amy Foster (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Francis Cross (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DSI Iain Barclay (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Kyle Betts (5 episodes, 2007)
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 PC Simone Farnes (5 episodes, 2007)
Margot Leicester ...
 Hazel Betts (5 episodes, 2007)
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 John Poole (5 episodes, 2007)
Samantha Robinson ...
 PC Natalie Cryer (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Victor Marsham (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Sgt Don Parker / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Ibra Akram (5 episodes, 2010)
Joanna Horton ...
 Danielle Miller (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Colly Trent (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Pat Dowling (5 episodes, 2010)
Kamal Kaan ...
 Farid Sardar (4 episodes, 2010)
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 DI Mal Craig (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Supt James Carpenter (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Josh Fairley (4 episodes, 2007)
Caroline Martin ...
 Emma Opie (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Khalil / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Gary Machin (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Maureen Hardy (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Jamal Matthews (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Didi Mputu (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Rawdon Hull (4 episodes, 2007)
San Shella ...
 DC Nawaz (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Sohel Hussain (4 episodes, 2010)
Bradley Johnson ...
 Ross Dwyer (3 episodes, 2010)
Paul Wyett ...
 DC Kevin Cunliffe (3 episodes, 2010)
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 PC Paul Tait (3 episodes, 2010)
Jodie McEnery ...
 Kimberley Briggs (3 episodes, 2010)
Susan Cookson ...
 Jane Craig (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Sister Siobhan Doole / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Fabienne Clark ...
 Gemma Durden (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Dr. Adel Haydar (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Mic Danes (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Daf Parry (3 episodes, 2007)
Ruth Gemmell ...
 Dr. Tobolska / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
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 ACC Jenny Griffin (3 episodes, 2007)
Ash Tandon ...
 Mohammed Hassan / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Christine Tremarco ...
 Leanne Wellings (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Jaime (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Rowan Porter (2 episodes, 2010)
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 DC Bilal Choudry (2 episodes, 2010)
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 DS Curling / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Yvonne Mellor ...
 Sally Smale (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Amira Ahmed (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Felicity Green (2 episodes, 2010)
David Doyle ...
 Petrol Attendant (2 episodes, 2007)
June Broughton ...
 Pearl Gladwin (2 episodes, 2010)
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 DI Laverty (2 episodes, 2007)
Lauren Taylor ...
 Stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
Nichola Dame Hartwell ...
 Older Stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Consultant (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
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The story begins one hot summers day when Leanne Wellings is taking her two young children to visit her grandfather. She stops to buy flowers at a motorway lay-by but then inexplicably vanishes -- leaving her two small children waiting for her in her car -- lost and far from home. Her two small children then set off to find her only to go missing themselves. Their ordeal is captured on CCTV cameras and before long the family's heart-stopping trauma is not only a complex police investigation but a major national news story. Written by Anonymous

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A few scenes, including the ending, are being re-shot for the US release. See more »

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In the scene where Hugh Bonneville checks out the VW transporter van, the production office vehicle and livery, plus the silver Mercedes sound van and sound engineer are clearly visible. See more »

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Ordinary days
6 February 2007 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

'Five Days' is billed as something special, a crime drama that consists of a series of episodes, each set on one particular day of a police enquiry. But in fact, this element of the story turns out to be rather less significant than might at first be thought, as the fact that the action in each episode is confined to 24 hours is hardly noticeable, and very little distinguishes the program from countless other crime stories. In fact one almost can't help drawing comparisons to the last 'Prime Suspect', as one of the sub-plots focuses on a single, cynical female cop approaching retirement: and it's not just the absence of Helen Mirren that makes the comparisons unfavourable. There's a lot of earnest over-emoting, manipulative music and a set of characters seemingly contrived so that each one is in some sense sympathetic, in another suspicious. And it's possible to guess the guilty party well before the end, not because of the internal dynamic of the story, but rather because of the construction of the drama as a whole: certain things must be true, to justify the way that the series focuses on certain characters at certain times. In spite of these failings, the series grew on me: by the end, I was quite gripped. But it's a sad sign that the BBC, which once made the likes of 'The Singing Detective', boasted of this of "possibly the best drama of the year": for there's little true originality on offer here, and the claim reveals a lack of ambition that is dreadfully disappointing. 'Five Days' is in fact not rubbish; but it is formulaic, and one would hope that the very best the BBC had to offer would be something a little more innovative and fresh.


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