PG certificateWhen the Whales Came is a Film programme that first aired in 1989 and has been classified a PG certificate.

When the Whales Came is a 3 star programme


When the Whales Came (1989)

Directed by
Clive Rees

Drama. Directed by Clive Rees. Stars Paul Scofield, Helen Mirren, David Threlfall and Jeremy Kemp. Two children befriend an isolated old man who holds a terrible secret.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1989

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Colour

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It's next showing on Talking Pictures Tomorrow, 6:00pm and on Talking Pictures January 27th, 4:00pm. See more...


Paul Scofield...The Birdman
Image for David ThrelfallDavid Threlfall...Jack Jenkins
Image for Helen MirrenHelen Mirren...Clemmie Jenkins
Image for David SuchetDavid Suchet...Will
Helen Pearce...Gracie Jenkins
Max Rennie...Daniel Pender
Jeremy Kemp...Mr. Wellbeloved
John Hallam...Treve Pender
Barbara Ewing...Mary Pender
Image for Dexter FletcherDexter Fletcher...Big Tim
Nicholas Jones...Vicar
Joanna Bartholemew...Miss Tregarthen
Barbara Jefford...Auntie Mildred
Irene Wilson...Molly Woodcock
Fergus Rees...The Birdman as a Boy