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The village of Pagford is left in shock when a local resident dies suddenly. Pagford is seemingly an English idyll, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a community at war. The empty seat left on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest battle the village has yet seen.

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Sun 15 Feb 2015 21:00

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  • Solomon Grey



Role Contributor
Howard Mollison Michael Gambon
Samantha Mollison Keeley Hawes
Barry Fairbrother Rory Kinnear
Shirley Mollison Julia McKenzie
Arf Price Joe Hurst
Paul Price Sonny Ashbourne Serkis
Simon Price Richard Glover
Vikram Jawanda Silas Carson
Mary Fairbrother Emily Bevan
Miles Mollison Rufus Jones
Copper Alex Lowe
Terri Weedon Keeley Forsyth
Krystal Weedon Abigail Lawrie
Obbo Sam Redford
Sukhvinder Jarwanda Ria Choony
Tess Wall Monica Dolan
Parminder Jawanda Lolita Chakrabarti
Betty Menna Trussler
Bill Vass Anderson
Aubrey Sweetlove Julian Wadham
Julia Sweetlove Emilia Fox
Ruth Price Marie Critchley
Young Doctor Sope Dirisu
Kaye Bawden Michele Austin
Gaia Bawden Simona Brown
Fats Wall Brian Vernel
Colin Wall Simon McBurney
Mr Meacher Jacob Krichefski
Mo Hettie Baynes Russell
Robbie Weedon Bryce Sanders
Maggie Elizabeth Rider
Writer Sarah Phelps
Author J K Rowling
Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
Director Jonny Campbell
Production Company The Casual Vacancy Productions Ltd


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Pagford's people - and where their allegiances lie

Pagford's people - and where their allegiances lie

Meet the villagers.

Composers Solomon Grey on the unique score