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Every two minutes, someone in Britain disappears. Most are found within 48 hours. But every year, more than 2000 people go missing and do not return. This powerful observational documentary tells the emotive stories of three families whose loved ones have vanished into thin air:

A devoted mother who walked out of her house 3 years ago and disappeared, leaving behind her husband and their young baby.
A motorsports mechanic who drove away from his home one morning and vanished. His wife of 10 years is leading the search for him.

A middle aged man who walked away from his life without any warning, leaving his brother and police officers baffled.
Set against the backdrop of these mysterious disappearances, this film reveals the compelling stories of the relatives left behind. It follows family members driven to extraordinary lengths by their search for answers, closure, and the hope of bringing their missing loved ones home.

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Ms Perry Lame

My brother went missing for 8 months. My mum got so old in that time. My little sister didn't speak to my mum for ages. She blamed her. I just kept looking. We found him 1300 kms away having a mental breakdown. He has now got the help he needs and we are ok. At least I know where he is everyday and for that I'm grateful.

1 year ago | [YT] | 500

Katie Ward

Never ceases to amaze me that in this technological age, when tiny cameras on mobile phone can take razor-sharp images, the quality of CCTV is so poor.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 498


I was a missing person once.. I was scared to kill myself so I ran away about 20.000km for a week. I almost ended up killing myself there, then probably noone home would ever know what happened to me. but somehow I came back and I'm glad I did. depression can do strange things to you..
edit: my plan was to swim out into the ocean, die and just be gone without a trace of me left behind and I was so damn close to doing it it still scares me over 10 years later.
its sad to see the similarity to 2 of the cases in this video, where the last trace is near water.
in retrospect I still cant explain what I was thinking, the only thing I know is I am glad I came back so my parents and brothers didnt/wont have to die not knowing what happened to their loved one. if you are depressed and are thinking about doing such a stupid thing: DONT. talk to the people in your life!

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 303

Christina Penner

I love the brother, what a good man. He was so kind to his obviously less fortunate brother despite all the pain and anguish caused. You let NO one down.

1 year ago | [YT] | 284

Internet Police

I did a little research in regards to the 2 missing people just to add a little extra to the conclusions at the end of the documentary:

Tim Beardsley (guy with wife)- Still missing although reports of him seen in the UK and abroad in places like Spain keep coming in. Surprisingly, there is practically no updates in the media or even on his dedicated missing Facebook page (presumably made by his wife) since 2016.

Esra Uyrun- Although there is no solid evidence, some suspect convicted murderer, Graham Dwyer, may be involved with Esra's disappearance. Graham Dwyer was convicted of killing another woman and apparently there are similarities between the women's disappearances. Dwyer hasn't been charged in anyway at this time it's simply a possible lead at this point. Other then that her sister still is looking and keeps it somewhat fresh in the media.

1 year ago | [YT] | 302

Rafaela Mora

Mark's brother didn't let him down. He sounds like a good brother.

1 year ago | [YT] | 504

B Mandel

If a person wants to disappear, then OK...but have the decency to leave a note, a voice mail or a text...something, just so people know you're going and want to be left alone.

1 year ago | [YT] | 263

Freelance opportunist

"He likes stripes in the lawn....I've got no idea how to do that" violently jerks mower in random directions

1 year ago | [YT] | 287

Lorna Lou

I find it strange that Esra’s husband drilled that story into his son that way with the added details... know what I mean?
“She went to the shop, all alone”

1 year ago | [YT] | 254

Kyla Harrell

I have a feeling that the women's who husband disappeared just left her. And it makes it even more suspicious when she said that she was in the bathroom and she heard him sneak out. I might have heard that wrong, but it could be true. Sad but true, Idk

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 385

C Bell

The husband had his son say the speech of how his mom disappeared. If you listen, he instructs the little boy to repeat correctly what happened. Plus the father moves away with his son? Something is definitely not right with that story! I believe Tim had been saving up money for a while and planned it to look like he commited suicide. He left his car there on purpose. The wife is in complete denial. I hope she can find peace and try to move on with life. I feel so bad for the man that didn’t want to come back to his home town, you could see him on the image slouched over on the bench really sad.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 125


In the Ezra case, how come its the sister doing all the searching, not the husband. He doesn't seem that upset. Who witnessed her leaving the house? I'm guessing the police have interviewed the husband, as they always say, 'Look at the spouse first'.

1 year ago | [YT] | 218


Its sad police are not willing to look further into Esra's case. The way the husband almost delighted in having his child re live her disappearance felt extremely unsettling.

1 year ago | [YT] | 134

Sara T

Either Tim doesn't want to be found or he committed suicide. I think his wife is in denial. I really believe she knows more about what state he was in before he left that morning.

1 year ago | [YT] | 121

Denise G- Hill

I think Ezras husband had something to do with her disappearance.
No closure is the biggest heart breaking problem.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 70

Virginia Neil

Esra's husband is so cold , he seems almost delighted when he asked his son what happened to mummy , sick really ! Hope she is ok x .

1 year ago | [YT] | 79


It makes me so angry when I hear people say that “It’s selfish” to purposefully go missing. I haven’t finished watching this yet but Tim’s “mate” Mark like so many others, needs to start to learn about mental health issues and why people simply want to vanish. When depression takes over and you feel worthless and a waste of space you are not thinking rationally. It’s not selfish at all Mark, it’s called being mentally ill and often too afraid or ashamed to ask for help. We still have so much to teach those who don’t understand mental health issues. 😔

1 year ago | [YT] | 108


Don't lose hope if someone you love is missing. My brother was missing for 3 years. He came home unexpectedly one day. Never really talked about his life when he was gone. It was a dark period of drug addiction. That was 27 years ago.

1 year ago | [YT] | 47

Sam Harrison

Sadly I think Ezra's sister is in denial a bit, if her signal was picked up on the cliffs, her car parked near that location and an individual seen walking up to the cliffs and not seen coming back down around the time the car was parked. I think that's enough evidence to show what might have happened. The car journey could have taken longer because she was contemplating what to do, before eventually killing herself.

I've seen police negligence many times, especially in missing cases. But its definitely reasonable for the police to assume she committed suicide based on the evidence they have. Also the lack of sightings at all, anywhere. Its definitely possible to commit suicide and not be found. Her body might have been washed out to sea and therefore never recovered. You have to think, if she was going to the shops, how did her phone signal end up on the cliffs? Why was she there, since clearly she was, or at least her phone was. Only other theory is that someone killed her and threw her phone off the cliff to hide evidence. Which let's face it is unlikely. You could say the individual is someone else walking a dog, but then why did they never come down from the cliffs? Where did they go? That dog could be anyone's.

I think the woman's husband went off and started a new life. Sounded like an intelligent guy who could have done that if he wanted to and the fact he decided to drive off so early in the morning for no apparent reason and he clearly wanted to sneak off without his wife finding out tells me he had no intention to return. He's probably still alive somewhere.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 22

Tony Ray

my mother and father have been missing for the last 41 years. completely vanished and I can't get any of these shows or anybody to run the story

1 year ago | [YT] | 58