Guilt and ego require sacrifices from the surviving stragglers as a final reckoning looms in the wilderness.Source: BBC 2
Series 1: 10. We Are Gone
Guilt and ego require sacrifices from the surviving stragglers as a final reckoning looms in the wilderness.
Series 1: 9. The C, The C, The Open C
In the wake of a massacre, two groups resume the trudge south, but one takes a troubling step to satisfy its starving men.
Series 1: 8. Terror Camp Clear
Suspicion and panic sweep through the crew after an apparent savage attack, but there is method in the madness for some.
Series 1: 7. Horrible From Supper
The spring sun signals the beginning of the crew’s long trek towards potential rescue, but they are kept in the dark about what their contaminated food is doing to them.
Series 1: 6. A Mercy
Sorry stories are shared with Fitzjames and Crozier before the former orders a last hurrah for the stranded crewmen - with tragic consequences.
Series 1: 5. First Shot A Winner, Lads
Denied the one supply he relies on, Crozier’s command of his near-deserted ship is further tested when the beast gets aboard.
Series 1: 4. Punished, As A Boy
November 1847. With more men picked off, crewman Hickey figures he knows who to blame, while Lady Franklin in London despairs at Admiralty inaction.
Series 1: 3. The Ladder
June 1847. Mourning another man, Franklin refuses Crozier’s request to seek rescue, while a trap laid for the beast on the ice results in carnage.
Series 1: 2. Gore
Spring 1847. Having weathered the winter, the crews search for signs of the ice relenting. Lt Gore’s group, leaving messages on a barren but known landmass, have a violent ...
Series 1: 1. Go For Broke
Autumn, 1846. Over a year into seeking a passage around the north of Canada through icy Arctic seas, Sir John Franklin reckons his two ships are just weeks from success. But his ...