The Village (2013– )

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Follows the residents of one English village across the 20th century and their turbulent lives.

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 Old Bert Middleton (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Grace Middleton (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 John Middleton (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Caro Allingham (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Edmund Allingham (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 George Allingham (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Clem Allingham (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Margaret / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Arnold Hankin (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Norma Hankin / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jim Cartwright ...
 Peter the Landlord (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Robin Lane (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Agnes / ... (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Gerard Eyre (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Amelia Young ...
 Polly (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Rutter (6 episodes, 2013)
Bill Jones ...
 Young Bert Middleton (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Phoebe Rundle (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Gilbert Hankin (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Bill Gibby (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Joe Middleton (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Alf Rutter (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Mary Middleton (5 episodes, 2014)
Tom Varey ...
 Bert Middleton (5 episodes, 2014)
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Follows the residents of one English village across the 20th century and their turbulent lives.

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Gorgeously acted Downton antidote
6 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am having withdrawal symptoms from this now having watched the whole series and revisited episode 1.

Yes, it's pretty bleak at times - and it hardly breaks the stereotype of it being a tad grim up North - but then it probably was everywhere let alone Oop North when WW1 broke out- and as a massive John Simm fan, it's tough watching him play this unendearing character. But stick with it, and you are rewarded with seeing some amazing performances unfold. Maxine Peake deserves a special nod for her moving portrayal of Joe and Bert's mum. How much heartache can a woman take??? A lot, it seems.

It's beautifully shot, beautifully acted, almost incessantly grim, but you do care about enough of the characters to want to keep on watching.

I would recommend a second viewing as I am doing now, and enjoying it even more now I know what happens and can just focus on the performances and period detail done as only BBC can.

This is a real winner for me, and I am really looking forward to Series 2.


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