A TV mini-series that unveils the behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I.
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Series cast summary:
Ian McDiarmid ...  Edward Grey 3 episodes, 2014
Nicholas Farrell ...  Eyre Crowe 3 episodes, 2014
Tim Pigott-Smith ...  Herbert Henry Asquith 3 episodes, 2014
Sinéad Cusack ...  Margot Asquith 3 episodes, 2014
Bill Paterson ...  Lord Morley 3 episodes, 2014
Kenneth Cranham ...  John Burns 3 episodes, 2014
Ludger Pistor ...  Bethmann-Hollweg 3 episodes, 2014
Rainer Sellien ...  Kaiser Wilhelm II 3 episodes, 2014
Bernhard Schütz ...  Helmuth Moltke 3 episodes, 2014
Mark Lewis Jones ...  David Lloyd George 3 episodes, 2014
Nicholas Asbury ...  Winston Churchill 3 episodes, 2014
Urs Remond Urs Remond ...  Prince Lichnowsky 3 episodes, 2014
James McArdle James McArdle ...  Alec 3 episodes, 2014
André Kaczmarczyk André Kaczmarczyk ...  Jens 3 episodes, 2014
Holger Kunkel Holger Kunkel ...  Falkenhayn 3 episodes, 2014
Stephan Szasz Stephan Szasz ...  Jagow 3 episodes, 2014
Kate Ambler Kate Ambler ...  Muriel 3 episodes, 2014
Roman Beguns ...  Russian Secretary 3 episodes, 2014
François-Eric Gendron François-Eric Gendron ...  Paul Cambon 2 episodes, 2014
Niall Cusack Niall Cusack ...  Benckendorff 2 episodes, 2014
George Lenz ...  Mensdorff 2 episodes, 2014
Chris Kelly Chris Kelly ...  Gavrilo Princip 2 episodes, 2014
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Three episodes of a docudrama that present the background to the First World War, since the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the declarations of war of various contenders. That means the thirty seven days elapsed between 28 June and 4 August 1914. The scenarios are the Foreign Office, the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whose secretary was Sir Edward Grey series, and the German Chancellery in Berlin, so that the action is narrated by two young clerks who, after thirty-seven days, enlist in the armed forces . The miniseries is a mixture of drama and documentary, its tone is somewhat aseptically dry in which many details are simplified, but it highlights some aspects in order to answer the question that the viewer makes constantly: how we go from peace to war in just over a month? Though the series lop sides at a very British viewpoint and can't help to look at characters often caricatured, as Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Russian Tsar Nicholas II, the ... Written by bobbuckingham

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5 March 2014 (UK) See more »

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The music received an RTS nomination for Andrew Simon McAllister. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.45 (2014) See more »

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Absolute rubbish
28 August 2016 | by juripinoSee all my reviews

The writers of this lousy propaganda have never read any history book, so all series is full of dunno what. Wilhelm wears Iron Cross before the war - it is awarded only in wartime. Similarly, Nicholas wears St George. He was awarded 4th grade only 1915. He has stripes on trousers - in Russian army it is only for generals, and Nicholas was just a Colonel. German uniforms are not correct. Edward Grey acts and speaks as football hooligan. As the rest of British statesmen. Clerks in foreign offices are half-dressed - nobody would allow to show up wearing only a vest. Etc. Generally - watch with shock and awe. Then go to dark corner and weep about decline of education and civilization.


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