A research submarine beneath the Arctic stumbles upon a terrifying secret with Earth-shattering consequences.



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Series cast summary:
 Clem Donnelly 5 episodes, 2010
 Catherine / ... 5 episodes, 2010
 Frances Kelly 5 episodes, 2010
Dan Li ...
Molly Jones ...
 Svetlana 5 episodes, 2010
 Meg Sinclair 5 episodes, 2010
Amit Patil ...
 Cg generalist 5 episodes, 2010
 Sturridge 3 episodes, 2010


When the world's diminishing sources of energy, vast untapped oil and gas below the seabed of the Arctic, become a source of international conflict and the Cold War. Research submarine with the elite of scientists and experts from Britain, Russia and the U.S. goes into the ocean to find a solution to the global energy crisis. In addition to deposits of precious abyss also hides a dark secret. Written by Anonymous

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This would be the loneliest place on Earth. If they were alone...


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3 August 2010 (UK)  »

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A mélység  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In real life, Ron Donachie, who plays Sturridge, is the brother-in-law of series costume designer, 'Trish Biggar'. See more »


Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.5 (2010) See more »

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Thank god it's over!
1 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

This mini series was to my mind a complete waste of time and money.

The series started off reasonably well, a decent amount of mystery, a few likable characters and a group of actors whose previous work I have loved. It all went down hill pretty soon, I had no respect for the characters who were more concerned with their own personal agenda's and social problems than with the mission in hand. The script had a couple of amusing moments but for the most part dropped and I was able to predict with absolute accuracy which characters would and wouldn't survive the series. The 'frantic' efforts to get the sub going was pretty hilarious and had me yelling at the screen "Stop wasting time!" a sure sign that I was wasting mine.

Surprisingly it was the unknowns (pretty much unknown to me) in the group that kept me interested in this, I found myself fast forwarding through the Minnie, Goran, Orla and James moments to get to the people that interested me.

Finally the ending was predictable and had me relieved that the series wouldn't ever continue, I am incredibly surprised that the BBC churned out this rubbish but then again they are responsible for the recent travesty known as 'Alice and her six dads' a reality show that was really just a showcase for a self obsessed bride.

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