The Village is a family saga set in a Derbyshire village, in which the story of 20th century English history is played out. Great historical events, change, progress, shifts in national identity are all refracted through the story of its inhabitants. The first series starts in 1914 and takes us through the First World War, ending in 1920. Starring John Simm and Maxine Peake.
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 fell in love with the same woman, and Britain declared war on Germany. Joe considers whether he should enlist, and Grace pushes him to seek his freedom.
Available until: 31 May 2022, 11:59pm