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The Village renewed by BBC for second series

The Village

Story by Jack Foley

THE Village has been given a second series by the BBC.

The popular drama, starring Maxine Peake and John Simm, will return with six more episodes next year (2014).

Announcing the decision, BBC One controller Danny Cohen said: “The Village is drama of the highest quality. Brilliantly written, beautifully produced, and performed with huge talent and imagination. I’m really proud to have it on the BBC and delighted it is coming back for a second series.”

Created by Peter Moffat, The Village follows the lives of the residents of an English village across the whole of the 20th Century.

It also stars Juliet Stevenson, Rupert Evans and Chloe Harris.

Moffat himself commented: “I’m thrilled at the prospect of bringing to the screen the plans I’ve got for all these characters (and some new ones) as the life of the village moves away from the horror of war and into the roaring ’20s.

“The outside world comes to the village, bringing with it the big drama that change always generates. I’m very grateful for the support the BBC have given this project right from the start. No other broadcaster I can think of would have the confidence to do it.”

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