McMafia: McMafia Episode 5 (BBC-1 21 Jan 2018, with Juliet Rylance) (21 January 2018)


Semiyon’s fortunes continue to rise but he and Alex disagree on how to proceed, with Alex wanting to turn the pressure up on Vadim (Merab Ninidze). In the UK, Alex and Rebecca (Juliet Rylance) announce their engagement - but it is clear he is distracted. The next morning he receives a shocking call: Semiyon (David Strathairn, pictured) has been arrested in Tel Aviv...

Having almost lost hope that Semiyon will ever let her go, Lyudmilla (Sofya Lebedeva) realises she might have some leverage.

Meanwhile, Masha (Maria Mashkova) confesses her secret to Katya (Faye Marsay), and, with Alex away in Israel, Rebecca grows closer to Antonio (Caio Blat).

Airdate: Sunday 21 January 2018 at 9.00pm on BBC One


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series crew details

Series Creators:
  • Creators: Hossein Amini, James Watkins

production info

  • Series Premiere Date: 2018-01-01
  • Country: UK | BBC One
  • Episodes generally run for: 8x60 minute episodes minutes