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Five Days, Saturday, May 5

ABC1, 9.20pm

It's day three of this compelling and dark BBC thriller and the tangled consequences flowing from the suicide of a young foreigner are being woven ever tighter. There are obvious parallels here with Collision (an excellent five-parter from ITV that starts with a motorway pile-up and then explores the effects on those involved) but Five Days doesn't really suffer for the comparison. By the end of this episode, day eight in the chronology of the investigation, the tension has been ratcheted up nicely, with the personal and professional lives of Laurie and Mal veering dangerously close to each other.