Episode 01

1923:- The Middletons are just about surviving with their dairy farm whilst Martha has married George and Lady Clem is reluctantly hosting arrogant, promiscuous Lord Kilmartin, who can assist Edmund's political progress. Bert volunteers to be the hare in the annual hare and hounds race organized by the Allinghams with a cash prize if he avoids capture. His plan involves changing clothes with Gerard Eyre to put the hounds off the scent and, whilst he wins, Kilmartin accuses him of cheating and withholds payment. Socialist Bill Gibby arrives in the village as does a ...

Mystery Alley - The Village

Season 2
Season 2
  • The Village S02 E01 - Episode 01

    1923:- The Middletons are just about surviving with their dairy farm whilst Martha has married George and Lady Clem is reluctantly hosting arrogant, promiscuous Lord Kilmartin, who can assist Edmund's political progress. Bert volunteers to be the hare in the annual hare and hounds race organized by the Allinghams with a cash prize if he avoids capture. His plan involves changing clothes with Gerard Eyre to put the hounds off the scent and, whilst he wins, Kilmartin accuses him of cheating and withholds payment. Socialist Bill Gibby arrives in the village as does a ...

  • The Village S02 E02 - Episode 02

    Whilst John struggles to maintain his farm there are changes in the village. Nurse Joy Dangerfield arrives, to give family planning advice to the likes of Norma Hankin, whilst Hankin opens a dance hall. His son Gilbert escorts factory worker Agnes, the former mistress of Bairstow, who has had her sacked and the two men fight on the dance floor. Bairstow also recognizes that Edmund is a homosexual and makes subtle digs, upsetting Edmund's lover, Robert and causing them to break-up. Bill Gibby persuades Grace to join his Sunday cycling club and she is impressed by his ...

  • The Village S02 E03 - Episode 03

    1916:-To make much-needed cash John sells a field to neighbour Rutter but Bert is so heart-broken when the army wants to requisition their horse that he takes evasive action. At least Grace is earning a wage as,with the menfolk fighting,Hankin has taken on a female work-force at the boot factory. Edmund Allingham has come in as his partner and they hope to cash in on the need for boots by the army. Whilst sadistic teacher Ingham preaches patriotism safe in the knowledge that his lack of height renders him exempt from call up Gerald is conscripted,despite his protests ...

  • The Village S02 E04 - Episode 04

    When his baby daughter falls sick with scarlet fever John,learning that the bovine medicine 3-in-1 is a possible cure,steals some from the Allingham's cattle shed,which cures baby Mary but,following the death of one of the cows he is arrested by Bairstow,now working as Edmund Allingham's agent. Caro's mental decline leads her mother and Edmund to bring in sadistic Dr Wylie,who subjects her to a painful and austere regime. George is appalled to see his sister's spirit being broken. Grace's friend Margaret discovers that her son Paul did not die a glorious death as she ...

  • The Village S02 E05 - Episode 05

    After the discovery that Lord Allingham killed the cow before committing suicide John is released but the family is perturbed that Joe is suffering from shell shock and kindly Dr Ramsey suggests he be kept at home beyond the end of his leave period. Bert blames himself whilst John,to his wife's disgust,turns to religion. Grace is visited by union leader Chalcraft,who forces Hankin to improve working conditions at the factory and accept a union. However he is,as Bairstow appreciates,anxious to replace the female workers with men at the war's end. George has enlisted ...

  • The Village S02 E06 - Episode 06

    1920:- Gerard Eyre returns,having been in prison as a conscientious objector and stays with the Middletons after being made unwelcome in the village. Robin gives him his old job back but he is humiliated by Ingham and decides to leave. Hankin's wife Norma is organizing the war memorial for the village and Grace is distraught that Joe's name will not be included as,due to his shell-shock,he was shot for cowardice. At a village meeting she speaks up passionately and finds an unusual ally in Lady Clem,who also thwarts Wylie's plan to marry Caro. The village is struck by ...

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