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Watch the trailer for The Whale – A dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must decide whether to head for the nearest islands – a thousand miles downwind to the west – or set out on an epic journey of almost three thousand miles to reach the South American mainland.

The Whale – which airs on Sunday, 22nd December at 9pm – stars Martin Sheen, Jonas Armstrong, Charles Furness and Adam Rayner amongst the cast.

Watch the trailer below…