When Jodie catches sight of Daniel, a teenage boy, she is convinced she has found her missing son. Whether she is right or not, in that moment her spark of hope is ignited and she commits to a dangerous and transgressive path that will take her to the edge of reason. How far will she go? How far would any of us go to find a missing child?

Episode Three

Jodie makes a plan with Daniel to source him a passport and flee the country for a fresh start, but when she returns from visiting the forgers, Daniel has gone, promising to see her in school tomorrow. A distressed Jodie storms into the school the next morning, looking for Daniel, only to be confronted by the staff about her fake papers – her time has run out.

She manages to flee before the police arrive, only to come face to face with Mark. In a flurry of events, she manages to reunite with Daniel and make for their escape, but with the police on their tail, is it all too late?

  • Writer – Tim Dynevor
  • Director – Carolina Giammetta


  • Babs Olusanmokun as Ade
  • Cody Molko as Daniel
  • Dara Devaney as Ben
  • Deborah Findlay as Lynn
  • Deirdre Mullins as Kate
  • Jade Anouka as Yasmin
  • Jill Halfpenny as Jodie
  • Jonas Armstrong as Jason
  • Oluwole Jones as Jerzy
  • Rupert Penry-Jones as Mark
  • Shashi Rami as Andri

The Drowning continues tonight on Channel 5 at 21:00