Britain's Whale Hunters: The Untold Story is a Documentary programme.

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Britain's Whale Hunters: The Untold Story

Writer Adam Nicolson continues to explore the forgotten role that British whalers played in Antarctic whaling as late as the 1960s. Granted rare access to the ruins of the whaling stations on the island of South Georgia, he charts the boom and bust of this once multi-million-pound industry. He hears first-hand about the battle between science, politics and profit that brought whales to the brink of extermination just 50 years ago, and reveals the astounding role that Britain played in the international whaling industry. episode 2.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Britain's Whale Hunters: The Untold Story next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 July 24th, 1:20am. See more...