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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 ...  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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Landsbyen See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Visually Amazing!
29 May 2013 | by hardcoretroubadorSee all my reviews

The Village captures you with it's imagery, but holds you with the characters and superb acting. It's sometimes hard to watch as the grim reality of early 20th century rural English life is relentless.

The BBC should be praised for not giving it a coat of historical whitewash and trying to depict life in the period with with both the warts and the beauty. Ultimately it is the characters that you become invested in. Not the stock portrayals of the noble working class or morally vacuous upper class. The main characters have layers and depth that makes them both interesting and empathetic. They are brought to life by terrific performances and you believe them completely.

Overall this is superbly done.


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