The Whale is a Drama programme.

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The Whale

Martin Sheen stars in the dramatic retelling of the last voyage of the whaleship Essex, which was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in 1820, sending her crew on an epic journey.

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

When is The Whale next on TV?

It's next showing on Drama (Freeview) December 19th, 1:50am. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Martin SheenMartin Sheen
Image for Adam RaynerAdam Rayner
Jonas Armstrong
Jolyon Coy
Jassa Ahluwalia
Charles Furness