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Episode 3

The Village, Series 1 Episode 3 of 6

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.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sun 14 Apr 2013 21:00


Role Contributor
John MiddletonJohn Simm
Grace MiddletonMaxine Peake
Edmund AllinghamRupert Evans
Clem AllinghamJuliet Stevenson
Old BertDavid Ryall
Young BertBill Jones
Gerard EyreMatt Stokoe
Crispin InghamStephen Walters
AgnesChloe Harris
BairstowJoe Armstrong
Alf RutterMatt O'Donnell
RutterJoe Duttine
Horse ScoutJordan Dawes
Norma GreavesAinsley Howard
Arnold HankinAnthony Flanagan
MargaretAnnabelle Apsion
MarthaCharlie Murphy
GilbertWilliam Grindey
TommyLaurence Meatcher
George AllinghamAugustus Prew
Caro AllinghamEmily Beecham
JoeNico Mirallegro
PollyAmelia Young
Martin ParfittLaurence Saunders
Chair of TribunalFred Pearson
PC Len BurgessJohn Paul Hurley
Peter the LandlordJim Cartwright
RobinScott Handy
Mrs H HousekeeperKatherine Dow Blyton
Recruitment OfficerTom Berish
Soldier 1Giles Ford
Soldier 2Dan Parr
WriterPeter Moffat
ProducerEmma Burge
DirectorAntonia Bird

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