Preview: The North Water

The North Water
Colin Farrell stars as the shady Mr Drax among the icy waste. Photo: BBC/ See Saw

In the second episode of the new BBC mini series, based on the Ian McGuire novel, we see the story of Patrick Sumner (Jack O’Connell), an army surgeon shamefully kicked out and looking for a new start. He signs up as the doctor on a whaling ship as they go on an expedition to the Arctic.

Sumner’s adventure turns into a nightmare when one of the crew is found murdered. There is no proof, and suspicion starts to mount between the men, but Sumner can’t help the feeling that the unsavoury Henry Drax is somehow involved…

The North Water – Friday at 9.30pm on BBC Two