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The Village

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

It is March 1916, and conscription is introduced for the first time in British history. Call up papers are delivered throughout the village, and soldiers arrive at the Middleton farm to requisition Bert's beloved horse, Big Molly.

Opinion is divided when it is revealed that Eyre is a conscientious objector, and as he awaits his tribunal tragic news is received from the front. 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
Gerard Eyre:
Matt Stokoe
Crispin Ingham:
Stephen Walters
Joe Armstrong
Alf Rutter:
Matt O'Donnell
Horse Scout:
Jordan Dawes
Norma Greaves:
Ainsley Howard
Arnold Hankin:
Anthony Flanagan
George Allingham:
Augustus Prew
Caro Allingham:
Emily Beecham
Martin Parfitt:
Laurence Saunders
Chair of Tribunal:
Fred Pearson
PC Len Burgess:
John Paul Hurley
Peter the Landlord:
Jim Cartwright
Mrs H Housekeeper:
Katherine Dow Blyton
Recruitment Officer:
Tom Berish
Soldier 1:
Giles Ford
Soldier 2:
Dan Parr
Emma Burge
Antonia Bird

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