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 37 Days also stars Sinead Cusack Bill Paterson Nicholas Farrell Kenneth Cranham rising star James McArdle and a leading cast from Germany and France. [show more]
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British miniseries starring Ian McDiarmid, covering the 37 days between the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Britain's declaration of war against Germany in 1914. The episodes comprise: 'One Month in Summer', 'One Week in July' and 'One Long Weekend'.