Episode 1

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Five Days, Series 2 Episode 1 of 5

Duration: 1 hour

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.

When she learns that a newborn baby has been abandoned at the local hospital Laurie becomes convinced that the two events must be connected, but both the train's victim and the baby remain unidentified.

As she is drawn deeper into the mystery, Laurie realises this might not be a simple case of suicide at all, but something much darker.

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  • Writer Gwyneth Hughes tells us more about day one.

    We've all had that experience, where you're in a rush to get to an important appointment, and your train stops in the middle of nowhere for no apparent reason. Infuriating! I wanted to trap several of my leading characters on a train on a summer's day. People need to get to the hospital, to a job interview, or just to get out of the heat. Arguments break out, relationships begin... the story kicks off.

  • Day one: on the tracks

    Day one: on the tracks

    Luke (Luke Hudson) and Ross (Bradley Johnson).

  • Day one: at the hospital

    Day one: at the hospital

    Jen (Anne Reid) and Laurie (Suranne Jones).


PC Laurie Franklin
Suranne Jones
DI Mal Craig
David Morrissey
Jen Mason
Anne Reid
Gerard Hopkirk
Bernard Hill
Ross Dwyer
Bradley Johnson
Luke Craig
Luke Hudson
Didi Mputu
Cornell S John
Mohammed Hassan
Ash Tandon
Rowan Porter
Katie Griffiths
Sohel Hussain
Zaid Munir
Kimberley Briggs
Jodie McEnery
Jamal Matthews
Ashley Walters
Danny Preston
Matthew McNulty
Pat Dowling
Steve Evets
Farid Sardar
Kamal Kaan
Colly Trent
Nina Sosanya
Dr Adel Haydar
Philip Arditti
Sister Siobhan Doole
Kerry Condon
PC Natalie Cryer
Samantha Robinson
Sgt Don Parker
Shaun Dooley
PC Paul Tait
Chris Fountain
Maureen Hardy
Pooky Quesnel
Ibra Akram
Aaron Neil
Clinic Nurse
Wendy Patterson
Nurat Preston
Shivani Ghai
Sally Smale
Yvonne Mellor
Toby Haynes
Caroline Skinner
Gwyneth Hughes


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