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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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Emotionally harrowing but expertly written and performed drama
11 July 2013 | by phantom_fan89See all my reviews

Criminally underrated writer/producer, Peter Moffat, showcases his prodigious versatility by following up his brilliant legal drama, Silk, with the equally compelling The Village.

The Village chronicles the lives of the inhabitants of a small country town as they struggle to adjust to the turbulent societal upheaval brought about by the First World War. From the gentry to the poverty stricken working class, the shocking realities behind closed doors belie the idyllic surrounds of the Derbyshire countryside.

The Village is far from feel good entertainment. It's dark themes and gritty period realism creates viewing that is often emotionally harrowing, but undeniably brilliant.

Despite the explosive era in which it is set, the narrative threads of the series are predominately insular and familial, relying on interpersonal relationships to create drama. The results are riveting, primarily thanks to the vast array of intriguing characters and superb performances by the stellar cast. Moffat is a genius at writing fascinatingly unconventional characters that are neither heroes nor villains, but ambiguously grey. Unlike many male writers, he also consistently imbues his shows with multifaceted females roles that are equally if not more dynamic than their male counterparts.

Moffat's leading lady from Silk, Maxine Peake, is the emotional center of the series. Peake remains one of the finest actresses working today and if there is any justice The Village should garner her some long overdue recognition.

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