The Deep - British SF


The Deep is a British television serial drama with sf elements produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Wales. Written by Simon Donald, The Deep stars Minnie Driver, James Nesbitt, and Goran Visnjicas the crew of a research submarine, who encounter disaster thousands of feet underwater in the Arctic Circle. The drama was filmed over 12 weeks in and around Dumbarton, and was broadcast during BBC One's Summer 2010 season.


Commissioning of The Deep was announced by the BBC in July 2009. The BBC announced the involvement of stars Minnie Driver, James Nesbitt and Goran Visnjic, and the start of production at the BBC's Dumbarton studios, in December 2009. The shoot ran for 12 weeks, concluding in March 2010. Submarine sets both physical and computer generated were designed by Production Designer Simon Bowles.


Location filming also occurred in Ardrossan and the harbour at Irvine. Prosthetic make-up artist Linda A. Morton researched the sorts of injuries sustained by the characters by visiting a hospital burns unit, and referring to photographs of radiation burns.


The Deep was broadcast weekly on BBC One and simulcast on BBC HD from 3 to 31 August 2010. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held a public screening of the first episode on 19 July 2010. It was followed by a question-and-answer session with Nesbitt and some of the production staff.


The Deep has been released in DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK. In Australia The Deep has also been released on Blu-Ray.




A group of oceanographers seek a new source of bio-fuel in the Lomonosov Ridge. A disaster strikes their submarine, stranding them thousands of feet underwater. The group must now deal with clashing personalities and finding a way to the surface.

The Deep - Trailer

The Deep - Episode Guide

The Deep - British SF
Series One

Season 1 [Complete series]


1.01 To the Furthest Place
1.02 Into the Belly of the Beast
1.03 Ghosts of the Deep
1.04 Everything Put Together Falls Apart
1.05 The Last Breath


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