Maxine Peake returns as Grace Middleton in ‘The Village’, the epic BBC series charting the life and turbulent times of one English village across the whole of the 20th century, written by Bafta-winning writer Peter Moffat.

The action which is set in Derbyshire never leaves the village. Births, deaths, love and betrayal, great political events, upheavals in national identity, ways of working, rules kept and rebellions made, sex, religion, class, the shaping of modern memory – are all refracted through the lives of the villagers and the village.

While the first series covered the years between 1914 and 1920, the second series will progress into the 20′s, where we can expect to see what influence jazz music and electricity has on the village…

‘The Village’ returns on Sunday 10th August at 9pm on BBC One.