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The Village 

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

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Peter Moffat
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2014   2013  
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Series cast summary:
David Ryall ...  Old Bert Middleton 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Maxine Peake ...  Grace Middleton 12 episodes, 2013-2014
John Simm ...  John Middleton 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Charlie Murphy ...  Martha Allingham / ... 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Emily Beecham ...  Caro Allingham 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Rupert Evans ...  Edmund Allingham 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Augustus Prew ...  George Allingham 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Juliet Stevenson ...  Clem Allingham 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Annabelle Apsion ...  Margaret Boden / ... 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Anthony Flanagan ...  Arnold Hankin 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Ainsley Howard ...  Norma Hankin / ... 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Jim Cartwright Jim Cartwright ...  Peter the Landlord 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Joe Armstrong ...  Bairstow 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Scott Handy ...  Robin Lane 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Chloe Harris ...  Agnes / ... 10 episodes, 2013-2014
Matt Stokoe ...  Gerard Eyre 10 episodes, 2013-2014
Amelia Young Amelia Young ...  Polly 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Joe Duttine Joe Duttine ...  Rutter 6 episodes, 2013
Bill Jones Bill Jones ...  Young Bert Middleton 6 episodes, 2013-2014
Phoebe Dynevor ...  Phoebe Rundle 6 episodes, 2014
Andrew Gower ...  Gilbert Hankin 6 episodes, 2014
Derek Riddell ...  Bill Gibby 6 episodes, 2014
Nico Mirallegro ...  Joe Middleton 5 episodes, 2013-2014
Ben Batt ...  Alf Rutter 5 episodes, 2014
Chloe Rowley Chloe Rowley ...  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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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Gorgeously acted Downton antidote
6 May 2013 | by ellenmeileeSee 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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English

Release Date:

30 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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