A mystery series created by author Harlan Coben. Jesse, a five-year-old boy, goes missing. Twenty years later, his DNA shows up at a crime scene.

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Series cast summary:
O-T Fagbenle ...  Danny Kenwood 10 episodes, 2016
Tom Cullen ...  Mark Wells 10 episodes, 2016
Hannah Arterton ...  DC Ally Caine 10 episodes, 2016
Sarah Solemani ...  Pru Carew 10 episodes, 2016
Lee Ingleby ...  Slade 10 episodes, 2016
Geraldine James ...  Julie Wells 10 episodes, 2016
Michael Maloney ...  Alan Wells 10 episodes, 2016
Alfie Bloor Alfie Bloor ...  Jesse 9 episodes, 2016
Harry Bloor Harry Bloor ...  Jesse 9 episodes, 2016
Martin McCreadie ...  Karl / ... 9 episodes, 2016
Sophia La Porta ...  Britnay Shearer 8 episodes, 2016
Tom Brittney ...  Ken / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Aedan Duckworth ...  Young Mark 8 episodes, 2016
Don Warrington ...  Ray Kenwood 7 episodes, 2016
Megan Bradley Megan Bradley ...  Young Pru 7 episodes, 2016
Freedom Doran Freedom Doran ...  Young Danny 7 episodes, 2016
Ella Grant Ella Grant ...  Nico Carew 6 episodes, 2016
Rade Serbedzija ...  Jákob Marosi / ... 6 episodes, 2016
Michael Peavoy Michael Peavoy ...  Mickey 6 episodes, 2016
Jonathan Kerrigan ...  Stuart Carew 6 episodes, 2016
Lee Boardman ...  Jay Newman 5 episodes, 2016
Lorraine Burroughs ...  Jennifer Kenwood 5 episodes, 2016
Tom Price ...  Kenton Marshall 5 episodes, 2016
Barnaby Kay ...  DI Liam Townsend / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Sam Swann Sam Swann ...  Mr. X 5 episodes, 2016
Kim Allan ...  Jane Shilling 5 episodes, 2016
Victoria Myers ...  Selena Callaway 5 episodes, 2016
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A mystery series created by author Harlan Coben. Jesse, a five-year-old boy, goes missing. Twenty years later, his DNA shows up at a crime scene.

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They are not done with their past.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Five See more »

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Red Production Company See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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The scenes from Episode 8 where Slade breaks into The Clarke house are filmed in Port Sunlight on the Wirral See more »

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The specific occupation of (Dr.) Pru Carew changes frequently. Slade calls on her to work as a psychologist to help the kids in the shelter. Later she is shown working as a general practitioner examining Mrs. Harrison for a breathing issue. Then in episode four she mentions that she has to leave to perform surgery later in the day. These are three entirely different jobs that no one physician would hold concurrently. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: The Five S1 (2018) See more »

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Another fine British accomplishment with solid cast
6 July 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

I regard myself as an exacting and selective viewer of crime series/dramas - although I have seen hundreds of them, both "old" ones with a crime per episode, and "modern" ones where cases and participants intertwine and 1-2 cases dominate the whole series.

Following the Scandinavians, the Brits have found the latter's perks as well, and when based on a solid author's works (here: Harlan Coben), the result is versatile and pleasing. References to the past, mysterious events then and now, plot of several levels, realistic characters and - last but not least - performed by a cast as a team (still, I would spotlight Tom Cullen, Lee Ingleby, Michael Maloney, Geraldine James) makes The Five one of the most captivating crime series in recent years. As the scenes passed smoothly and mysteries were logically substantiated, then even the "sweet", "non-British" ending did not impair my general opinion of this series.

And as I did not guess the real thing behind this DNA issue, I can easily give my 8 strong points and recommend it to all those fond of mystery thrill without the helping hand of a vigilante or superhero.


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