The Village (2013– )
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Centenarian Bert Middleton recalls his life as a little boy in the years before the Great War. He lives on a small farm with his bullying father John,patient mother Grace and protective ... See full summary »

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Antonia Bird

Writer:

Peter Moffat

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Ryall ... Old Bert Middleton
Bill Jones Bill Jones ... Young Bert Middleton
Charlie Murphy ... Martha Lane
Annabelle Apsion ... Margaret
Scott Handy ... Robin Lane
Nico Mirallegro ... Joe Middleton
Amelia Young Amelia Young ... Polly
John Simm ... John Middleton
Maxine Peake ... Grace Middleton
Stephen Walters ... Crispin Ingham
William Grindey William Grindey ... Gilbert
Matt O'Donnell Matt O'Donnell ... Alf Rutter
Laurence Meatcher Laurence Meatcher ... Tommy
Matt Stokoe ... Gerard Eyre
Emily Beecham ... Caro Allingham
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Centenarian Bert Middleton recalls his life as a little boy in the years before the Great War. He lives on a small farm with his bullying father John,patient mother Grace and protective older brother Joe who works as a gardener for the wealthy Allingham family,whose head,Lord Allingham,is a disfigured recluse. John is frequently at odds with kindly schoolmaster Mr Eyre for taking Bert out of class to help on the ailing farm. The village sees its first bus when Martha Lane, a Methodist school-teacher,arrives. Martha is a suffragette and,at a lunch at the Allinghams with boot-maker Arnold Hankin, the progressive-thinking Martha clashes with Clem,Lady Allingham and her elder son Edmund,who hold staunchly traditional views. She does however get on with younger son George. As war is declared Joe volunteers for the army - having sex with Clem's daughter Caro before he leaves. Grace is glad that he has escaped the confines of the village but this only exposes Bert to more disapproving ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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31 March 2013 (UK) See more »

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Jerusalem
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Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry and lyrics by William Blake
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