UK / BBC One / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 30 March 2015 at 8.30pm
Writer: Tony Jordan / Producer: Jules Husssey / Director: Kenny Glenaan
This one-off special is the retelling of the biblical story of Noah and The Ark.
Noah, a farmer and family man, is instructed by an angel to build an ark in the middle of a desert in order to save both his family and the faithful from a devastating flood. A seemingly impossible task, especially when his sons refuse to believe him and help. Noah risks ridicule and humiliation from the townsfolk, as well as from his exasperated family in his quest to carry out his mission. Can he find the courage to fulfil his God-given task?
The Ark is a timeless tale; a story of family and faith; about one man’s belief and fixation with building the ark which will ultimately save his family and mankind. It is an obsession which leads to the fragmentation of his family, a test of their faith in their father and their father’s faith in God and everything he believes in.
Don’t go in expecting a Russell Crowe style retelling and you will find much to enjoy here.
David Threlfall as Noah
Joanne Whalley as Emmie
Nico Mirallegro as Kenan
Ashley Walters as God’s Angel
Emily Bevan as Salit
Michael Fox as Shem
Andrew Hawley as Japeth
Hannah John-Kamen as Nahlab
Ian Smith as Ham