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OU on the BBC: Silverville - Episode 3

Updated Friday, 17th July 2009

Rose has bad news for Bert - but Ken is finding his feet.

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Rose tells Bert the engagement is off - prompting Bert to visit his son, who lives in France.

Meanwhile, Ken is getting back on his feet.

Meet the people

Keith & Liz Lethbridge

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Liz and Keith met at university, married and spent many years in West Africa with their young family doing missionary work. They returned to England to run a B&B in the Welsh mountains until Keith contracted Parkinson’s disease and they decided to move to Lovat Fields to be nearer one of their sons. Liz is Keith’s full-time carer.

We were sorry to hear of the death of Keith Lethbridge shortly after filming of Silverville was completed.


Bert Styles

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Bert fought on the artillery guns at Portsmouth Harbour during the Second World War until he was injured by shrapnel. He has lived in Milton Keynes most of his adult life, bringing up three sons with his wife, who died 13 years ago. A keen traveller, Bert, who’s 90, visits his three nieces and one nephew in Australia as well as his youngest son in France each year.


Rose Nunn

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Rose was inseparable from her husband Bill and after more than 50 years together she was devastated when he died. Rose decided to move in to the village to make new friends and keep active.


Peter Hartley

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Peter decided to move to Lovat Fields after his wife died. He downsized from a four bedroom house to move in to a bungalow. He used to be executive director of a company, loves playing golf and was senior’s captain at Woburn golf club. He’s an integral part of village life helping at meetings and committees.


Connie Dean

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Divorced Connie moved in to the village as she was bored watching television with her cats. She’s had a new lease of life and is heavily involved in all social activities.


Ken & Janet Richardson

Janet and Ken Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC Ken & Jan married 16 years ago and for both it was their second marriage. At just 58, fit and active, Ken suffered a stroke while refereeing a football match. He was left seveverely disabled. Jan cared for him for three years but because of her own declining health she decided Ken should move in to the village.

First broadcast: Wednesday 12 Aug 2009 on BBC ONE





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