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The Ark (BBC Drama, David Threllfall, Joanne Whalley)

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The Ark BBC Drama, David Threllfall, Ashley Walters

One off special The Ark is the retelling of the biblical story of Noah and The Ark.

Noah (David Threllfall), 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 wife Emmie (Joanne Whalley) and 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.

Cast: 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

Writer: Tony Jordan / Producer: Jules Husssey / Director: Kenny Glenaan

UK / BBC One / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 30 March 2015 at 8.30pm