The Ark

Confirmed for BBC One on 30 March at 8.30pm to 10pm

Monday 30 March



This one-off special, written by Tony Jordan (Hustle, The Nativity), 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.

The Ark stars 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 and Ian Smith as Ham.

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