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Episode 1

The Village, Series 1 Episode 1 of 6

It is the present day. Bert Middleton is the second oldest man in Britain, and a film is being made about his life and his village. He takes us back to the summer of 1914, when he was twelve years old. Bert and his brother Joe fall in love with the same woman, and Britain declares war on Germany. Joe considers whether he should enlist, and Grace pushes him to seek his freedom.

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Sun 31 Mar 2013 21:00

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Role Contributor
John MiddletonJohn Simm
Grace MiddletonMaxine Peake
Edmund AllinghamRupert Evans
Clem AllinghamJuliet Stevenson
Old BertDavid Ryall
Young BertBill Jones
MarthaCharlie Murphy
MargaretAnnabelle Apsion
RobinScott Handy
JoeNico Mirallegro
PollyAmelia Young
Crispin InghamStephen Walters
GilbertWilliam Grindey
Alf RutterMatt O'Donnell
TommyLaurence Meatcher
Gerard EyreMatt Stokoe
Caro AllinghamEmily Beecham
Mrs H HousekeeperKatherine Dow Blyton
RutterJoe Duttine
Peter the LandlordJim Cartwright
George AllinghamAugustus Prew
Norma GreavesAinsley Howard
AgnesChloe Harris
PaulLuke Williams
Arnold HankinAnthony Flanagan
Recruitment OfficerTom Berish
WriterPeter Moffat
ProducerEmma Burge
DirectorAntonia Bird

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