A look at the search for the fabled Northwest passage, the legendary path through the ice across the Canadian Arctic, and the attempts made by wealthy British explorer Sir John Franklin and penniless Norwegian Roald Amundsen.
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Shown in the USA in February 2006 as a double episode of NOVA. The first part, "Arctic Passage: Prisoners of the Ice, was re-edited and new footage added; the second part, "Ice Survivors," is essentially identical. See more