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 »

Goofs

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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Featured in Five Days: Making Five Days (2007) See more »

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don't spend five minutes on five Days. see the 2009 Hunter.
3 October 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

the writing of the journalists and the required over eager reckless press officer and sobbing grandma was ham-fisted and cliché ridden.

I cant blame the actors, but surely someone must have said "are you joking I cant say this!"

This episode had a press perspective and police perspective, while the police perspective was standard enough, the press perspective and characterization was overdrawn exaggerated and at points insultingly unbelievable.

I notice that this was an HBO co production, if so then perhaps the sledgehammer stereotypes can be explained in that light,

I was completely cringing during the press conference scene. it lacked any credibility and did not remotely ring true. 40 minutes into the first episode and I am still waiting for the suspense.

Skip Five Daysthis. the 2008/9 production with these characters is far better and more suspenseful even if the crime is over the top.

This story had unforgivable moments which can only be described as staggeringly unbelievable.

For a press officer to start a press conference without an investigating officer present to take press questions.

so unbelievable it felt like amateur hour.

I then began looking for Journalists called "Scoop" and for Perry White to make an appearance.

I saw the 2009 Hunter before "five days"made it to Australia, not realizing it was a prequel and was looking forward to Bonneville and McTeer going around again.

Head shakingly awful.


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