Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

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HUMPBACK WHALES: A DETECTIVE STORY BBC2, 9pm THIS engaging nature documentary begins with some striking footage.

As film-maker Tom Mustill and his friend Charlotte Kinloch are paddling in a sea kayak on a whale watching trip in California, a 30-ton humpback whale breaches and lands on top of them.

Their survival was against the odds, but the near-death experience in 2015 haunted Tom, who became obsessed with whales. "How can you get that close to something that big and with that much power and not die?" he says. "I couldn't let it go."

Three years later, Tom decided to return to California to investigate what happened to him and why.

He meets those who have survived similar hair-raising encounters, and the experts who know the whales best.

GRANTCHESTER ITV, 9pm THIS episode opens with scenes of our handsome new vicar Will (Tom Brittney) working out, for no apparent plot purpose. …

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