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


Simon Donald

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Series cast summary:
James Nesbitt ...  Clem Donnelly 5 episodes, 2010
Orla Brady ...  Catherine Donnelly 5 episodes, 2010
Goran Visnjic ...  Samson 5 episodes, 2010
Minnie Driver ...  Frances Kelly 5 episodes, 2010
Dan Li ...  Hatsuto 5 episodes, 2010
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey ...  Lowe 5 episodes, 2010
Sacha Dhawan ...  Vincent 5 episodes, 2010
Molly Jones Molly Jones ...  Scarlet 5 episodes, 2010
Tobias Menzies ...  Raymond 5 episodes, 2010
Vera Graziadei ...  Svetlana 5 episodes, 2010
Sinéad Cusack ...  Meg Sinclair 5 episodes, 2010
Amit Patil Amit Patil ...  Cg generalist 5 episodes, 2010
Tom Wlaschiha ...  Arkady 4 episodes, 2010
Nick Nevern ...  Stas 4 episodes, 2010
Richard Brake ...  McIndoe 3 episodes, 2010
Goran Kostic ...  Zubov 3 episodes, 2010
Ron Donachie ...  Sturridge 3 episodes, 2010
Antonia Thomas ...  Maddy 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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English | Russian

Release Date:

3 August 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deep See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


| (5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

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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The Deep 2010 How Bad Can a TV Serial Be ?
2 September 2010 | by loren-834-405799See all my reviews

If I said this was really tripe I might insult tripe. I wanted to like it, I really did.

The synopsis looked good; The crew of a research submarine, who encounter disaster thousands of feet underwater in the Arctic Circle.

I never saw a trailer for it (not sure if they made one perhaps not enough film to make a good reel). Let's start out with the good and buzz when you see where this is going.

a) The cast list was amazing...(false hope) buzzzzz ! b) The film work, sets etc. wonderful, nice lighting. c) Good sound. d) The storyline ideas were acceptable, no cheesy graphics. e) Nice personality, pretty eyes, you get the idea.

Unfortunately when it came to the story, and thus the directing what a load of tripe (sorry tripe). If perfect casting can be touched on for a moment Goran Visnjic from ER fame is perfectly cast but unfortunately no medical training (real or imaginary) on this planet could rescue this story from the terminal poor writing/directing. Now in this sort of situation you could often blame actors normally, but I believe they did all they could and saved the show if possible.

I think when you define bad story lines, and detail, I think it is when stupid things happen for no reason that really offer no value, or worse take away from the story line, that the worst damages are here. But that is almost every scene, where you think this is really bad.

This story good be easily tweaked to be seriously good or as a spoof and seriously funny. Unfortunately it was just seriously bad.

I never watched a multi part TV serial before thinking well the next episode (this was a 5 parter) has to be better than that last one. Unfortunately it too plunged deeper.

All that can be hoped for is that the actors do not sue for having their careers lost at sea, I will remember them for quite a while for this stinker (unfortunately).

It is worth watching for how bad it is (but I hear people have been known to wear shoes on the wrong feet for the same reason.

Rating 1 out of 10 (awful)

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