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37 Days

3 x 60’ for BBC Two
TX early 2014

A stellar cast, led by Ian McDiarmid and Tim Piggott-Smith, reveal the complex behind-closed-doors story of the countdown to World War One in this political thriller following the catastrophic chain of events that led from the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28th June 1914, to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on 4th August.

Written by Mark Hayhurst, this tense and gripping serial set within the corridors of power in Whitehall and Berlin tracks the unfolding crisis through the eyes of leading politicians and civil servants struggling to prevent the world’s first global war. With scripts crafted from primary source research, and shot entirely on location in Northern Ireland, 37 Days also stars Sinead Cusack, Bill Paterson, Nicholas Farrell , Kenneth Cranham, rising star James McArdle, and a leading cast from Germany and France.

The series heads up the BBC’s World War One Centenary programming in early 2014. International distribution is handled by BBC Worldwide.

37 Days Reviews

“Historical drama at its best” – Andrew Marr, AM Show, BBC1

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