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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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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 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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UK

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English

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2013 (UK) See more »

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Reality check!!
20 April 2013 | by waxyjoSee 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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