Bert Middleton

Bert is the youngest son of John and Grace.

Series 1

Burt was twelve years old at the start of series 1, and his days were filled with school, his friends, working in the fields with his father and secret swimming lessons with his brother Joe, who he adored. Bert fell in love with Martha the moment she arrived in the village.

Series 2

Bert is now in his early twenties. He helps his father on the farm but dreams of a world outside of the village. When he’s not milking cows he will be in The Lamb sharing a pint with his friend and former teacher Mr Eyre.

Bert unknowingly embroils himself in a complicated love triangle.

Tom Varey on Bert

"Now Bert is older he is certain there is more to life than just the village, but he feels an intense loyalty towards his family and the farm and is torn between ambition and loyalty. Bert still has a frayed relationship with father and loves his mother and would do anything for her.

It's been an incredible experience and I feel very lucky to have been a part of such a great drama
Tom Varey

"In this series Bert goes on a real journey and certainly gets into a few scraps along the way. He is uncertain of who to trust, who to love and what to believe in. It was a real challenge to play someone who is so torn but I really enjoyed the challenge! He's 21 and becomes quite hot headed as series goes on; and is romantically torn with what love is and who he actually loves. And then his relationship with his parents is turned on its head...

"I dedicated a lot of time to being prepared and making sure I was ready to take on roles whilst at RADA – but this was beyond expectations! It's been an incredible experience and I feel very lucky to have been a part of such a great drama. I was even given a day off filming so I could do my final showcase back at college and graduate!"