When the Whales Came

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Original title When the Whales Came
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 1989
Production Country
Directors Clive Rees
Cast Paul Scofield, David Threlfall, Helen Mirren, Helen Pearce, Max Rennie, Jeremy Kemp, Dexter Fletcher, John Hallam, Barbara Ewing, Nicholas Jones, Joanna Bartholemew, Barbara Jefford, Fergus Rees


A pair of children befriend an accentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and the narwhales who sometimes come. Meanwhile WWI is making life hard in the village.