|Original title||When the Whales Came|
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|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.