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The Village

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

It is January 1915; the Middleton farm has fallen on very hard times, and John is drinking heavily as his desperation grows. Bert assumes responsibility for his mother and the survival of his family.

A strange incident takes place at the manor house when John is seen chasing Caro out of the woods. Detective Bairstow is called in to investigate and the dark secret in John's past is revealed, leaving John to question whether he can go on. Show less


John Middleton:
John Simm
Grace Middleton:
Maxine Peake
Edmund Allingham:
Rupert Evans
Clem Allingham:
Juliet Stevenson
Old Bert:
David Ryall
Young Bert:
Bill Jones
Dr Ramsey:
Paul Warriner
Mrs H Housekeeper:
Katherine Dow Blyton
Caro Allingham:
Emily Beecham
George Allingham:
Augustus Prew
Gerard Eyre:
Matt Stokoe
Peter the Landlord:
Jim Cartwright
Arnold Hankin:
Anthony Flanagan
Norma Greaves:
Ainsley Howard
Alf Rutter:
Matt O'Donnell
Crispin Ingham:
Stephen Walters
Joe Armstrong
Emma Burge
Antonia Bird

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