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'Well, have you been watching it? You know, that new series?'
'The gloomy depressing one on the BBC?'
'Yeah, with John Simm.'
'Like I said, it's gloomy and depressing...'
'But really good!'
This Northern drama set in the first world war is as grim as it is gripping. It plays intolerably with your emotions, plying them this way and that, drawing upon intense pity, heartache and melancholia to win its audience. And it works.
Portraying the most realistic view as possible, the series takes the form of a 'making of' documentary on the memoirs of the fictional, second oldest man in Britain.
His childhood and the day to day lives of all the other villagers around him are brought vividly to the screen, relived, by a fabulous cast of actors including John Simm, Maxine Peake and David Ryall. It's gritty, real and unforgiving. And that's exactly the reason it's so captivating.
Episode 4 will be aired on BBC One on Sunday 21st April 2013 at 21:00 BST.
You can catch-up on past episodes on the BBC iPlayer.
Have you been watching? What do you make of The Village? And what else is lighting-up your telly box this season?
THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST- (I just really love this series!)