The BEST episodes of 37 Days

Every episode of 37 Days ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of 37 Days!

Covering the final weeks before the outbreak of war, 37 Days follows the rapidly changing crisis through the eyes of the principal players, during a hot summer, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914, to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on 4 August. The drama serial will overturn orthodox assumptions about the war’s inevitability. Such a disaster did not happen by chance, and nor was it a foregone conclusion. It took considerable effort and terrific ingenuity, as well as staggering bad luck, to destroy a system that had kept the general peace in Europe for the 99 years that followed the Battle of Waterloo and the fall of Napoleon. Writer Mark Hayhurst comes fresh from the success of Hitler On Trial for BBC Two, which starred Ed Stoppard and Ian Hart. He has previously written award-winning docu-dramas for major broadcasters, such as Robespierre And The French Revolution, Last Days Of The Raj, The Somme and The Year London Blew Up

Last Updated: 10/20/2023Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
One Long Weekend
42 votes

#1 - One Long Weekend

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/8/2014

The last hours of peace. With the continental powers pushed to the brink, Sir Edward Grey seems unsure of whether to keep Britain out of the conflict. Desperate negotiations, resignations and a battle of wills in the Cabinet reach a crescendo with Germany's ultimatum to Belgium. Which way will Britain go?

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One Week In July
99 votes

#2 - One Week In July

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/7/2014

War in Europe is becoming a real possibility. Under pressure from the cabinet, the British foreign secretary unravels a tangled web of intrigue between Austria, Germany, Russia and France, while the German military command conspires to force the Kaiser's hand. Who will gain the upper hand?

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One Month In Summer
80 votes

#3 - One Month In Summer

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/6/2014

The British Foreign Office, led by foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey, receives news of an assassination in the Balkans. In Berlin, the kaiser thinks he can exploit it for his own advantage.

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