The BEST Episodes of Five Days

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021

Network: BBC One

HBO Films presents this five-part mini-series in association with the BBC. This thriller tracks the five intense days following an abduction of a young mother in the suburbs of England. It originally aired on the BBC.

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Day 8

#1 - Day 8

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 3, 2010

A week on, the police carry out a reconstruction of events. Meanwhile, family tensions mount for Nusrat and Danny.

star 7.61
72 votes
Day 2

#2 - Day 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 2, 2010

One day later the police are struggling to find out more about how the victim died, and the abandoned baby's identity is still a mystery.

star 7.51
74 votes
Day 1

#3 - Day 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2007

While on a trip to visit her grandfather, an attractive mother and two of her children mysteriously disappear. This leads to a desperate search to find them before it's too late.

star 7.45
112 votes
Directors: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Gwyneth Hughes
Day 3

#4 - Day 3

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2007

Matt learns the shocking news that his missing wife, Leanne, is pregnant while attending a press conference organized by press officer Defne Topcu; Hazel is suspicious that her son Kyle may have been involved with the abduction and makes a call to the police; a major breakthrough happens when the flower seller is located.

star 7.43
89 votes
Directors: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Gwyneth Hughes
Day 1

#5 - Day 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 1, 2010

Off-duty police officer Laurie Franklin finds herself caught up in a strange sequence of events after a person falls in front of her train.

star 7.41
81 votes
Day 28

#6 - Day 28

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 25, 2007

Following the 28-day police review Barclay has turned Leanne's missing persons case in a murder investigation and Kyle Betts is the prime suspect; Matt spends his birthday in the company of Sarah, much to the displeasure of Leanne's parents; Farnes and Matt also discover that that Leanne bought a one-way airplane ticket to France, where her ex-husband lives, days before her disappearance.

star 7.38
80 votes
Directors: Otto Bathurst
Writers: Gwyneth Hughes
Day 33

#7 - Day 33

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 30, 2007

With the investigation in it’s fourth week, Matt become further estranged from Leanne’s parents in part because he gives an interview with a TV crew and also because of the constant presence of Sarah Wheeler in his life. Tanya and her estranged father attend a local fair which ends with a grisly discovery.

star 7.30
102 votes
Directors: Simon Curtis
Writers: Gwyneth Hughes
Day 79

#8 - Day 79

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2007

The discovery of a burnt out van offers some new evidence to Barclay's investigation, as the suspect slips away; Matt joins Gary with the police, in a stakeout at the home of Hazel Betts; Amy celebrates her retirement with a party at a pub; several new clues bring Barclay and his team close to solving the case.

star 7.27
77 votes
Directors: Simon Curtis
Writers: Gwyneth Hughes
Day 37

#9 - Day 37

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 4, 2010

A month has passed. A royal visit to the town turns nasty, and one character receives a visit from someone who seems to know more about what happened on the bridge.

star 7.06
69 votes
Day 102

#10 - Day 102

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 5, 2010

A couple of months have passed. Will the police get to the bottom of what really happened on day one? And what does the future hold for baby Michael?

star 7.03
32 votes