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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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Killing in WWI
28 August 2015 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

The most notable defect in the series is a lack of subtitles. The dialects of England are the most difficult for the rest of the English speaking populations of the world to clearly pickup pronunciations, vocabulary, and grammar. Irish and Scottish are actually easier, especially to North American and Aussie ears. It was compounded by uneven audio levels and poor enunciation, thus a lot of important dialogue was missed. Not to mention to those with hearing issues.

Most of the one and two star reviewers mention that the Downton Abbey resemblance is misleading and I would agree with that. One of the storyline's core themes is the effect of war, specifically WWI, on the minds of the young men when asked to kill and also face being killed. It is well known, especially for that war, that the personal act of killing created many psychological, moral and military obstructions. The film showed some of that turmoil, but didn't show its scope and depth. Also mentioned in those reviews was the series' excessive emphasis on the discordant, depressing and dark side of village life. True, but maybe not far from the truth. Who knows.


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