The Village is a 2013 period drama series produced by The BBC and created by Silk writer Peter Moffat. The series is depicted through flashbacks, as Bert Middleton, the second-oldest man in Britain, reminisces about his life in early 20th Century Derbyshire.
This show contains examples of:
- Big Fancy House: Surprisingly, given its period piece status, there's only one.
- Birds of a Feather: Grace and Bill Gibby in series 2, or so Grace thinks.
- Bitter Sweet Ending: These are everywhere. The ending to Series 1, episode 6 is particularly memorable though.
- Break the Cutie: Caro after her baby is taken away.
- HeelFaith Turn: John has a huge one, as a result of Martha's counsel.
- Hey, You!: John rarely calls anybody in his family by their actual names. Bert is always "Boy" and Grace is usually "Mother."
- Hollywood Atheist: Averted. Grace comes to realize that she doesn't really believe in God, starting in episode 4, but she's never portrayed as a bad person because of her Atheist beliefs.
- Meaningful Name: Plenty. Norma's maiden name is Greaves, and Caro's doctor's name is Dr. Wiley, among others.
- You could also argue that Grace's name is very fitting.
- Playing Gertrude: The adults in the cast, with it getting more extreme every couple episodes. By season 2, John and Grace only look a little older than Bert.
- This gets unintentionally funny in season 2, given that a big obstacle in the way of Bert's crush on Martha is their 7-year age gap. The actors are only a few years apart in age.
- Rousing Speech: Grace gives a great one to the whole village at the end of season 2.
- The Alcoholic: John.
- The Ophelia: Caro. She even tries to drown herself.
- Oop North: The setting. It's also pretty grim there.