Episode 4

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The Village, Series 1 Episode 4 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

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.


John Middleton
John Simm
Grace Middleton
Maxine Peake
Edmund Allingham
Rupert Evans
Clem Allingham
Juliet Stevenson
Old Bert
David Ryall
Young Bert
Bill Jones
Charlie Murphy
Dr Ramsey
Paul Warriner
George Allingham
Augustus Prew
Scott Handy
Joe Duttine
Joe Armstrong
Caro Allingham
Emily Beecham
Amelia Young
Jonny Phillips
PC Len Burgess
John Paul Hurley
William Grindey
Annabelle Apsion
Arnold Hankin
Anthony Flanagan
Chloe Harris
Alf Rutter
Matt O'Donnell
Laurence Meatcher
Norma Greaves
Ainsley Howard
Peter the Landlord
Jim Cartwright
Nico Mirallegro
Peter Moffat
Emma Burge
Antonia Bird


Meet the villagers

Meet the villagers

Meet the lifelong locals and the new faces in the village

The Village: We wanted it to feel like living memory

The Village: We wanted it to feel like living memory

Executive producer John Griffin writes for the BBC TV blog.

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