Episode 3

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The Village, Series 1 Episode 3 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

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.


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
Chloe Harris
Joe Armstrong
Alf Rutter
Matt O'Donnell
Joe Duttine
Horse Scout
Jordan Dawes
Norma Greaves
Ainsley Howard
Arnold Hankin
Anthony Flanagan
Annabelle Apsion
Charlie Murphy
William Grindey
Laurence Meatcher
George Allingham
Augustus Prew
Caro Allingham
Emily Beecham
Nico Mirallegro
Amelia Young
Martin Parfitt
Laurence Saunders
Chair of Tribunal
Fred Pearson
PC Len Burgess
John Paul Hurley
Peter the Landlord
Jim Cartwright
Scott Handy
Mrs H Housekeeper
Katherine Dow Blyton
Peter Moffat
Emma Burge
Antonia Bird
Recruitment Officer
Tom Berish
Soldier 1
Giles Ford
Soldier 2
Dan Parr


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