A five-part mini-series 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.
Reviews
Popularity
3,220 ( 200)

Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2010   2007  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mayday (2013)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.

Stars: Koko Anglo, Matthew Ashforde, Caroline Berry
The Guilty (2013)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lives are torn apart and relationships fractured forever when a four-year-old boy goes missing during a neighbourhood barbecue.

Stars: Darren Boyd, Tamsin Greig, Katherine Kelly
Scott & Bailey (2011–2016)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, Tony Mooney
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of Sir Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by DCS David Baker in catching a double murderer.

Stars: John Simm, Anna Madeley, David Threlfall
Unforgiven (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Yorkshire award-winning crime drama by Sally Wainwright following a young woman's release from prison after 15 or 16 years time served for murdering two police officers. All she wants now is to find her younger sister.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Emily Beecham, Matthew McNulty
Doctor Foster (TV Series 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of inquiry far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel, Tom Taylor
Chasing Shadows I (2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A missing persons unit investigate serial killers who target the impressionable and vulnerable.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Alex Kingston, Don Warrington
The Loch (2017)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for detective Annie Redford, who is trying to cope with her first murder case.

Stars: Jim McMeekin, Laura Fraser, Siobhan Finneran
Shetland (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Alison O'Donnell, Steven Robertson
Hidden (TV Mini-Series 2018)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Police investigate when the body of a girl is found in a lake.

Stars: Rhodri Meilir, Gwyneth Keyworth, Sian Reese-Williams
No Offence (TV Series 2015)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Follows a group of police officers on the front line wondering what they did to end up where they are now, on the ugly side of Manchester.

Stars: Paul Ritter, Tom Varey, Saira Choudhry
In the Dark (2017)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

As she deals with an unexpected pregnancy, D.I. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes to help her childhood best friend, who finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two teenage girls.

Stars: Ben Batt, MyAnna Buring, Matt King
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Suranne Jones ...  PC Laurie Franklin 5 episodes, 2010
Lee Massey Lee Massey ...  Ethan Wellings 5 episodes, 2007
Michelle Bonnard ...  Tops 5 episodes, 2007
David Oyelowo ...  Matt Wellings 5 episodes, 2007
Luke Hudson Luke Hudson ...  Luke Craig 5 episodes, 2010
Anne Reid ...  Jen Mason 5 episodes, 2010
Tyler Anthony ...  Rosie Wellings 5 episodes, 2007
Penelope Wilton ...  Barbara Poole 5 episodes, 2007
Sarah Smart ...  Sarah Wheeler 5 episodes, 2007
Shivani Ghai ...  Nusrat Preston 5 episodes, 2010
Bernard Hill ...  Gerard Hopkirk 5 episodes, 2010
Matthew McNulty ...  Danny Preston 5 episodes, 2010
Derek Riddell ...  Nick Durden 5 episodes, 2010
Lucinda Dryzek ...  Tanya Wellings 5 episodes, 2007
Charlie Creed-Miles ...  DC Stephen Beam 5 episodes, 2007
Janet McTeer ...  DS Amy Foster 5 episodes, 2007
Jason Watkins ...  Francis Cross 5 episodes, 2007
Hugh Bonneville ...  DSI Iain Barclay 5 episodes, 2007
Rory Kinnear ...  Kyle Betts 5 episodes, 2007
Nikki Amuka-Bird ...  PC Simone Farnes 5 episodes, 2007
Margot Leicester Margot Leicester ...  Hazel Betts 5 episodes, 2007
Patrick Malahide ...  John Poole 5 episodes, 2007
Samantha Robinson Samantha Robinson ...  PC Natalie Cryer 5 episodes, 2010
Edward Woodward ...  Victor Marsham 5 episodes, 2007
Shaun Dooley ...  Sgt Don Parker / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Aaron Neil ...  Ibra Akram 5 episodes, 2010
Joanna Horton Joanna Horton ...  Danielle Miller 5 episodes, 2007
Nina Sosanya ...  Colly Trent 5 episodes, 2010
Steve Evets ...  Pat Dowling 5 episodes, 2010
Kamal Kaan Kamal Kaan ...  Farid Sardar 4 episodes, 2010
David Morrissey ...  DI Mal Craig 4 episodes, 2010
Hugo Speer ...  Supt James Carpenter 4 episodes, 2010
Al Weaver ...  Josh Fairley 4 episodes, 2007
Caroline Martin Caroline Martin ...  Emma Opie 4 episodes, 2007
Sacha Dhawan ...  Khalil / ... 4 episodes, 2010
Doug Allen ...  Gary Machin 4 episodes, 2007
Pooky Quesnel ...  Maureen Hardy 4 episodes, 2010
Ashley Walters ...  Jamal Matthews 4 episodes, 2010
Cornell John ...  Didi Mputu 4 episodes, 2010
Vincent Franklin ...  Rawdon Hull 4 episodes, 2007
San Shella ...  DC Nawaz 4 episodes, 2007
Zaid Munir ...  Sohel Hussain 4 episodes, 2010
Bradley Johnson Bradley Johnson ...  Ross Dwyer 3 episodes, 2010
Paul Wyett Paul Wyett ...  DC Kevin Cunliffe 3 episodes, 2010
Chris Fountain ...  PC Paul Tait 3 episodes, 2010
Jodie McEnery Jodie McEnery ...  Kimberley Briggs 3 episodes, 2010
Susan Cookson Susan Cookson ...  Jane Craig 3 episodes, 2010
Kerry Condon ...  Sister Siobhan Doole / ... 3 episodes, 2010
Fabienne Clark Fabienne Clark ...  Gemma Durden 3 episodes, 2010
Philip Arditti ...  Dr. Adel Haydar 3 episodes, 2010
Phil Davis ...  Mic Danes 3 episodes, 2007
Richard Harrington ...  Daf Parry 3 episodes, 2007
Ruth Gemmell ...  Dr. Tobolska / ... 3 episodes, 2007
Harriet Walter ...  ACC Jenny Griffin 3 episodes, 2007
Ash Tandon ...  Mohammed Hassan / ... 2 episodes, 2010
Christine Tremarco Christine Tremarco ...  Leanne Wellings 2 episodes, 2007
Charlotte Spencer ...  Jaime 2 episodes, 2007
Katie Griffiths ...  Rowan Porter 2 episodes, 2010
Navin Chowdhry ...  DC Bilal Choudry 2 episodes, 2010
Christopher Fairbank ...  DS Curling / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Yvonne Mellor Yvonne Mellor ...  Sally Smale 2 episodes, 2010
Fiona Wade ...  Amira Ahmed 2 episodes, 2010
Olwen May ...  Felicity Green 2 episodes, 2010
David Doyle David Doyle ...  Petrol Attendant 2 episodes, 2007
June Broughton June Broughton ...  Pearl Gladwin 2 episodes, 2010
Patrick O'Kane ...  DI Laverty 2 episodes, 2007
Lauren Taylor Lauren Taylor ...  Stylist 2 episodes, 2007
Nichola Dame Hartwell Nichola Dame Hartwell ...  Older Stylist 2 episodes, 2007
Ian Champion ...  Consultant 2 episodes, 2007-2010
Edit

Storyline

The story begins one hot summer's 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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothing is what it seems... See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Hertfordshire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White (some footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Spin-off Hunter (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What was HBO thinking?
27 February 2016 | by aawells-202-188009See all my reviews

We watched this thinking that if it is HBO and BBC it must be good. Not one bit. It was a total waste of time. The husband threw out his phone once he knew his wife was missing (Wouldn't he want his phone in case she tried to call him?). If you waste time finding out why (do they even say?), just that alone shows why this is a bunch of poorly written bullshit. I hate to leave bad reviews but this was so bad and a waste of five hours of my life that could have been entertained by a plethora of other shows that would have been better. There are so many choices of stuff to watch.I would rather I never saw this. I hated it. It will only get three stars because there are a few good actors in it.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed