The Village 2×04

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The Village 2×04

The year is 1924, and the big day has come for two couples: Gilbert Hankin (Andrew Gower) is marrying his Agnes (Chloe Harris) and becomes a stepfather to her baby daughter only days before the Big House wedding between Edmund Allingham (Rupert Evans) and Harriet Kilmartin (Lucy Brown). Will Gilbert’s friend Bert Middleton (Tom Varey) and Phoebe (Phoebe Dynevor) be next?

When a postcard by Ghana Jones (Daniel Ezra) reaches Bert, he questions his prospects on his family’s dairy farm and decides to leave the village, Phoebe and his family to join the boxer in London. Martha (Charlie Murphy) feels similarly trapped in her marriage to the shell-shocked George Allingham (Augustus Prew) and starts an affair with fellow teacher Gerrard Eyre (Matt Stokoe).

Former Labour MP Bill Gibby (Derek Riddell) returns to the village much to Grace Middleton’s (Maxine Peake) delight and just in time to join a peaceful march organized by Minister Robin Lane (Scott Handy). They are protesting against the Allinghams who are fencing off their land and denying the villagers their traditional routes. The peaceful march quickly turns violent and shots are being fired.

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