Humpback Whales: A Detective Story follows documentary-maker Tom Mustill as he returns to Monterey Bay, California, three years after he survived a near-death incident involving a 30-ton whale

In 2015 Tom Mustill and friend Charlotte Kinloch were enjoying a whale-watching trip in California. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a huge humpback whale breached and landed on top of Tom and Charlotte’s kayak.

Somehow the pair were unhurt, but now Tom wants some answers about his miraculous escape 
from the 30-ton creature.

Humpback Whales: A Detective Story: Natural World

Tom captures a magic moment

He returns 
to California to meet others who have survived similar experiences, and talks to experts about what happened that day.

How much do we really know about these intelligent and powerful animals?

TV Times rating: ***