The Village
Season 1
Starring John Simm (State of Play) and Maxine Peake (Silk), the six-part drama The Village is a timeless coming-of-age story told through the nostalgic eyes of one man, Bert Middleton, who grew up in this tough but enduring rural community. Epic in scope, the series was conceived and written by Peter Moffat (creator of Silk), who plans to chart the life and turbulent times of the village across the twentieth century.
Episodes
Ep 1
Village; The
Watch July 8, 3:00am
Ep 2
Village; The
Watch July 15, 3:00am
Ep 3
Village; The
Watch July 22, 3:00am
Ep 4
Village; The
Watch July 29, 3:00am
Ep 5
Village; The
Watch August 5, 3:00am
Ep 6
Village; The
Watch August 12, 3:00am
Village; The
With a film being made about his life, Bert 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. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Jul 8, 3:00am
Village; The
It is January 1915, and the Middleton farm has fallen on very hard times. John is drinking heavily as his desperation grows. Bert assumes responsibility for his mother and the survival of his family. (2 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Jul 15, 3:00am
Village; The
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. (3 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Jul 22, 3:00am
Village; The
It is July 1, 1916, the date of the Rondo: an annual wheelbarrow race on the cricket field. Bert decides that winning this year is a matter of life or death: if he wins, Joe will be kept safe. (4 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Jul 29, 3:00am
Village; The
Joe's brief leave from the front has come to an end. He has tried hard to conceal his shell shock from the family, but Grace knows that something is badly wrong. (5 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Aug 5, 3:00am
Village; The
It is 1920, the war is over, and the village tries to come to terms with its loss. (6 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Aug 12, 3:00am
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