Jo Shapcott’s poetic retelling of the story of the disastrous 1845 Franklin expedition to the Arctic. Searching for the North-West passage, the expedition was never heard of again, lost amidst rumours of madness and cannibalism. Jon’s integral music / sound score features dark soundscapes derived from the digitally manipulated sounds of crashing ice floes and haunting violin playing by Fiona Barrow.
‘…seems to break and shatter from the radio into the room’ (Radio 4, Pick of the Week)
Producer: Tim Dee