Based on a bestselling novel, The North Water arrived on AMC+ in the US back in July and now can be seen by British audiences on BBC2 from September 10. It has all the ingredients of a cinematic epic, plus there’s a top cast that includes  Jack O’Connell, Stephen Graham and Colin Farrell. All high-calibre actors who choose great projects. So it’s fair to say The North Water has really got us buzzing with anticipation.

Ian McGuire’s dark, twisted novel takes us into the bloody world of whale harpooning…this of course was long before the days of Greenpeace! The fiver-parter is set aboard a whaling ship, the Volunteer, working the Arctic waters in the late 1850s. Soon however it becomes a story of rivalry, murder and a huge battle against nature. 

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