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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 Martha Allingham / ... (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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 Bairstow (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Robin Lane (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Chloe Harris ...
 Agnes / ... (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Gerard Eyre (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Amelia Young ...
 Polly (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Joe Duttine ...
 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)
Chloe Rowley ...
 Mary Middleton (5 episodes, 2014)
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 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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Reality check!!
20 April 2013 | by (Moseley) – See all my reviews

Yes I agree it's mournful, depressing, grim and harsh but that was the reality of life then. If your harvest failed your family could die, there was no public money, or other jobs to be had if you lived in a small remote community.

In fact watching a drama which is so well executed, scripted (and stunningly filmed) reminds me of how fortunate we are today. It's also poignant to see the excitement of those enlisting to World War one, a very real honour at the time and what subsequently twisted into an unimaginable horror. How much has changed in 100 years, how well the BBC has done in creating another masterpiece series.

A little perspective is a wonderful thing and I certainly recommend this series to those who have a penchant for social drama, as I do.


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