Episode 3

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Five Days, Series 2 Episode 3 of 5

Duration: 1 hour

A week on, and with no new leads, Laurie and Mal carry out a reconstruction of the events of that fateful day and this provides some surprising encounters. With baby Michael in danger, speculation is rife about the whereabouts of his parents. Laurie has an unsettling encounter with train driver Pat and starts to realise he might know more about the case than he first let on. Family tensions mount for Nusrat and Danny when they realise that their new visitor is hiding a very dangerous past.

  • Writer Gwyneth Hughes tells us more about day eight.

    One week after a suspicious death, the police will run an "anniversary". You'll often see it on the TV news: the reconstruction using a young officer playing the part of the victim, the roadblocks, the television appeals for witnesses to come forward. The publicity value for the detective team is obvious, but I wanted to explore whether memories really can be jogged, and what real information can be mined this way.



    Laurie (Suranne Jones) tries to work out what Pat (Steve Evets) thinks he saw on the bridge.


PC Laurie Franklin
Suranne Jones
DI Mal Craig
David Morrissey
Jen Mason
Anne Reid
Supt James Carpenter
Hugo Speer
Andy Dwyer
Paul Oldham
Ross Dwyer
Bradley Johnson
PC Natalie Cryer
Samantha Robinson
Luke Craig
Luke Hudson
Sally Smale
Yvonne Mellor
Sgt Don Parker
Shaun Dooley
DC Kevin Cunliffe
Paul Wyett
PC Paul Tait
Chris Fountain
Ellie Gooding
Barbara Marten
Ibra Akram
Aaron Neil
Detainee's Wife
Balvinder Sopal
Khalil Akram
Sacha Dhawan
Nusrat Preston
Shivani Ghai
Danny Preston
Matthew McNulty
Gerard Hopkirk
Bernard Hill
Frankie Middleton
Zoe Henry
Sohel Hussain
Zaid Munir
Rowan Porter
Katie Griffiths
Jamal Matthews
Ashley Walters
Prof Paul Askew
Kevin Doyle
Colly Trent
Nina Sosanya
Nick Durden
Derek Riddell
Pat Dowling
Steve Evets
Pearl Gladwin
June Broughton
Sister Siobhan Doole
Kerry Condon
Didi Mputu
Cornell S John
Dr Adel Haydar
Philip Arditti
Felicity Green
Olwen May
Jane Craig
Susan Cookson
Toby Haynes
Caroline Skinner
Gwyneth Hughes


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