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The Village anyone?

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PenelopePisstop Sun 31-Mar-13 21:01:27

Just starting, I'm looking forward to this.

smokinaces Tue 30-Apr-13 19:33:30

Wonder if young bert will be a different actor now if he's meant to be 18 in Sundays episode?

So teacher comes back. And joe is dead :-(

No mention of Martha though. Still reckoning baby somehow.

And banoffee I like that idea :-)

float62 Tue 30-Apr-13 22:53:08

I lived for a time where a village used to be, there was very little there but before WWI it was a village - a manor house, farms and labourers and their houses, a pub and school; only the church remains and the walls of the lanes where a village used to be, the pub became a house in the 1920s, the farms disbanded as the manor too. There is a very long list of names in the church and after time I could feel and hear the spirits of the men because I lived on the land they used to live on. They didn't want to be forgotten.

diddl Wed 01-May-13 08:25:48

"No mention of Martha though. Still reckoning baby somehow."

If so & it being the 20's & her the vicar's daughter-might they have moved away?

Or she went away for a while & came back sans baby?

Or marries George?

PenelopePortrait Sun 05-May-13 19:34:20

Well will it have a happy ending? grin grin

Can I bear to watch?

diddl Sun 05-May-13 19:43:51


All of them will have lost someone in the war.

The nice teacher will be back-Bert will be happy to see him, but all others will ostracise him!

The men will be taking the women's jobs!

PenelopePortrait Sun 05-May-13 20:14:14

You forgot the policeman - what's he going have to investigate?

It's weird isn't it, I'm actually going to watch something that I'm not looking forward to. What's that all about?

BeaWheesht Sun 05-May-13 21:10:42

I've missed the first 5 mins - help?

thenightsky Sun 05-May-13 21:11:40

five years later approx... why is the detective still there?

PenelopePortrait Sun 05-May-13 21:13:35

Because the writer liked the actor him and kept him in. True.

GlaikitFizzog Sun 05-May-13 21:53:32

It's not cheered up any yet!

GeorginaWorsley Sun 05-May-13 22:00:29

Am crying!
I know it has been grim but I have actually liked it.

Bessie123 Sun 05-May-13 22:15:15

I thought that was a good episode although I felt very sorry for the mother who lost a son in the war then a daughter to the flu. What a shame that was the last in the series - 6 episodes is not enough to fit anything cheery in.

smokinaces Sun 05-May-13 22:18:27

Ah i sobbed at the end. That little plaque.

GypsyFloss Sun 05-May-13 22:19:04

Oh what an ending. I have loved this series, it's been incredibly hard viewing at times but I'm so glad I stuck at it.

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Sun 05-May-13 22:25:29

I missed it again - I assume Joe deffo dead. And did we find out what happened to horrid teacher?

Bessie123 Sun 05-May-13 22:27:25

Horrid teacher is back, still being horrid

Moln Sun 05-May-13 22:38:22

I'm not usually a cryer, but that got me. not just the plaque for Joe, but the whole saddness and pointless loss, and bitterness felt

Still18atheart Sun 05-May-13 23:18:17

The mystery of the cows wasn't solved sad

I thought the Middleton's already knew about Joe being a father

Although i hasn't exactly been easy going. i have really enjoyed this series.

nellyjelly Mon 06-May-13 07:09:04

Has been recommisioned so will be back next year.

diddl Mon 06-May-13 07:32:19

Yes the plaque.

It was a bit ridiculous/contrived though-no one (not even the MPhmm) thought to tell anyone he was ill, & then he was suddenly better as the MPs arrived!!

But I think it did illustrate quite well the various things that happened.

Also, there was a village that quarantined itself, wasn't there?

Was the assumption that Mr Eyre brought the Spanish flu to the village?

diddl Mon 06-May-13 07:33:46

I think it was Eyam-although that was for the plague, wasn't it?

Clawdy Mon 06-May-13 14:14:13

Yes,Eyam is the famous "Plague" village. Thought last night's was incredibly sad and moving. The only wrong note for me was the conchie school teacher returning - he would have known the villagers would never forgive or forget. Wonderful series though.

caroldecker Mon 06-May-13 14:16:27

I think people said he was ill, but the view was, if he could go out and rescue Bert, he was not ill but malingering. Still a bit heavy handed with 80% death rate in the war, compared to an average 20%

MarthasHarbour Mon 06-May-13 15:42:54

How did Paul die? Martha told the women in the bath house but we didnt get what it was. I think Joe told her outside the church hall that night when he was yelling at her but i cannot remember what he said. Something about running through barbed wire(?) confused

I wept at the end again! At first i thought 'that little plaque to Joe would never have happened' however.. i think i have seen such plaques before so maybe it was true to form.

Also what was that bit in the beginning? Was old Bert referring to a time when they took the memorial down? It had a colour film in the background (looked 70s/80s) Why on earth would they have taken down a war memorial?

I went to the local post office the other day and there is a plaque on the wall commemorating all the men who worked in the post office who died during WW1. There were about 8 names - i thought that to be a lot for a small town post office sad

tiredemma Mon 06-May-13 15:52:19

I sobbed at the end last night.

great programme- looking forward to next series.

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