Thursday February 20, 2020

TV: What's on this Christmas

For those of you who couldn't be tempted by all the activities we have listed on pages 18-21, Emmanuel Kehoe has picked the best of this year's Christmas viewing.

22nd December, 2013
Downton Abbey: will everyone survive?

In 1820 the whaler Essex out of Nantucket was attacked and sunk by an aggressive sperm whale in the South Pacific. It inspired Herman Melville's classic American novel Moby Dick, but the story of the crew of the Essex was even more grotesque than the final movie image (it's not in the novel) of the dead Captain Ahab bound to the whale, his free arm seeming to beckon his crew.

This film tells the story of...

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