PREVIEW: John Bishop's Great Whale Rescue
This special ITV documentary series tells the incredible story of two beluga whales being released from captivity and back into the wild - as comedian John Bishop follows every step of their journey.
Little White and Little Grey are two beluga whales who were captured, as youngsters, in the wild. For the last ten years they have been living together, performing in an entertainment park, Changfeng Ocean World, in China. Now, the new owners of the park are committed to returning them to a life in the ocean.
John is extremely passionate about the whales and the series sees him develop an astonishing bond with them. He swims with them and helps train and coach them throughout the endless setbacks to their planned release into safe Icelandic waters – battling challenging logistics and bad weather along the way.
John Bishop's Great Whale Rescue airs Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th October at 9pm on ITV.