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The Deep

In the state-of-the-art research submarine Orpheus, Captain Frances Kelly leads a team of scientists deep below the Arctic ice. They are following the path of an earlier, disastrous expedition; searching the final frontiers of Earth for unknown and remarkable life forms, attempting to find the solution to the world's escalating energy crisis.

Enduring crushing pressure, boiling vent gases, freezing temperatures and total darkness, the Orpheus arrives at the Lomonosov Ridge, an enormous area of sea bed which is disputed territory, currently under the United Nations' jurisdiction. Nobody comes here. But there is something else out here: something huge and bewildering. And, as the Orpheus crew struggle for survival and attempt to unravel the mystery, they uncover secrets more terrifying than they ever could have imagined…

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC One (2010 - 2010)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Episodes ordered: 5 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Last Breath

Episode 1x05; Aug 31, 2010

The Orpheus crew have found rare bio fuels in the ocean depths, but they must find a way of getting it to the surface safely. With the Russian captain of the Volos submarine determined to stop them, will they manage to stabilise the energy source and

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x05: The Last BreathAug 31, 2010
1x04: Everything Put Together Falls ApartAug 24, 2010
1x03: Ghosts of the DeepAug 17, 2010
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Also known as:
  • Σκοτεινή Άβυσσος (Greece Greece)
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