I thought the BBC had lost its touch when it comes to drama, what with the cancellation (temporary, it now seems) of Ripper Street
and the generally abysmal writing of a plethora of recent prime-time series, but they’re back on form with the 3 part 37 Days
It follows a number of politicians, particularly those of the British and German governments, in the days between the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the outbreak of hostilities in 1914.
The concept may sound rather dry, but watching the intricate lattice of alliances, treaties and family ties that existed across Europe 100 years ago crumble into war made for some rather tense drama.
If you’re a fan of either history or political thrillers (or fantastic
moustaches), it’s highly worth a watch.It is a little chilling to see how quickly things can fall apart.
BTW: The crisis in Ukraine started 16 days ago with the removal of President Yanukovych……just saying.