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The Village

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

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

It is 1st July 1916, the date of the Rondo: an annual wheel barrow race on the cricket field, and unbeknownst to the villagers, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Rumours sweep around the village that the local Pals Battalion are taking part in a big battle about to be launched in France. Bert decides that winning the Rondo this year is a matter of life or death: if he wins, then Joe will be kept safe. 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
George Allingham:
Augustus Prew
Joe Armstrong
Caro Allingham:
Emily Beecham
PC Len Burgess:
John-Paul Hurley
Arnold Hankin:
Anthony Flanagan
Alf Rutter:
Matt O'Donnell
Norma Greaves:
Ainsley Howard
Peter the Landlord:
Jim Cartwright
Lord Allingham:
Kit Jackson
Emma Burge
Antonia Bird

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