The North Water on ABC – Disgraced ex-army doctor Patrick Sumner (Jack O’Connell) joins The Volunteer as a ship’s surgeon, hoping to lose himself in the tough physicality of an Arctic whaling trip.

But the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crew mates. In particular, is Henry Drax (Colin Farrell), a harpooner, and a distinctly brutal force of nature.

As the true purpose of the expedition becomes clear, confrontation between the two men erupts taking them on a journey far from solid ground and way beyond the safe moorings of civilisation.

Starring Jack O’Connell, Colin Farrell , Stephen Graham (The Walk-In), Tom Courtenay, Peter Mullan.

EPISODE 1

Patrick Sumner, hoping to escape the horrors of his past, finds himself on an ill-fated journey to the arctic that throws him into the path of brutish and dangerous harpooner Henry Drax.

Production credit: A See-Saw Films and Rhombus Media coproduction for the BBC.

The North Water – Saturday 13 May, 2023 at 8:15pm on ABC and ABC iview

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The North Water on ABC