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The Search for the Northwest Passage (2005)

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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Louise Osmond
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Credited cast:
Maureen Bennett Maureen Bennett ... Lady Jane Franklin
Richard Betts Richard Betts ... Joe
Kåre Conradi ... Roald Amundsen (as Corey Conradi)
George Dalton George Dalton ... Stanley
Thom Fell ... James Fitzjames
Anthony Gardner Anthony Gardner ... Sir John Franklin
John Geiger John Geiger ... Himself
Darri Ingolfsson ... Godfred Hansen
Bohdan Poraj Bohdan Poraj ... Captain Francis Crozier
Russell Potter Russell Potter ... Himself
Christian Rubeck ... Gustav Wiik (as Christian Pedersen)
Colin Tierney ... Narrator
Lesley Tuckey Lesley Tuckey ... Tom
Crispin Wells Crispin Wells ... Peglar
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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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Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2005 (UK) See more »

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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 »

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We Need To See The Original Version!
4 July 2006 | by StambaughSee all my reviews

I did not realize that we watched in the States was essentially a re-edited version of this documentary!

The part about Amudsen is unchanged. However, I have always been more interested in the Franklin Expedition and that was the part I wanted to see.

Still, even re-edited with scenes left out, Artic Passage was still a fine telling of this tragic tale. I only wish it would have been shown in its original form here in the States. I can't help but feel somewhat cheated.

If only this would be available so those who watched the NOVA re-edited edition could see it as it was meant to be.


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