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BBC One to strip new drama 'Mayday' across one week

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BBC One is to strip new five-part drama Mayday across a single week.

The thriller series stars Sophie Okonedo (The Slap), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Peter Firth (Spooks) and Lesley Manville (Cranford).

Mayday: Fiona Hill (SOPHIE OKENEDO), Charlotte (HANNAH JEAN-BAPTISTE)

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Sophie Okonedo and Hannah Jean-Baptiste in Mayday



Penned by Whitechapel writing duo Ben Court and Caroline Ip, Mayday tells the story of a missing teenager and the hunt for the abductor, told through the eyes of a close-knit community.

"I am very excited that they are screening Mayday over five days," said star Okonedo. "I think it will suit the piece enormously.

"It has a lot of twists and turns and things are not always as they seem. The reality is often heightened with a cliffhanger at the end of every episode."

Mayday has been directed by Black Mirror's Brian Welsh and produced by Chris Fry (Spooks).

The series premiere on Sunday, March 3 on BBC One.

> The Village, White Queen, Mayday: First pictures of new BBC dramas

Watch a trailer for the BBC's 2013 drama series below:

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