Lightbox Adds Another Exclusive

Kiwi streaming service Lightbox has added 37 Days to its line-up of exclusive dramas.

The acclaimed three-part BBC series dramatises what happened in the final days before the outbreak of the First World War.

It aired two years ago in the UK, where The Independent described it as “a political thriller that grippingly uncovers the countdown to war …

“Narrated by two fictional clerks – one in the British foreign office and one in the German Reich Chancellery – the ‘drama’ consists of little more than cabinet meeting followed by telegram arrival followed by gentleman’s club chat. Its masterstroke is to reframe this history textbook timeline as a subtle character study.”

The Guardian hailed it as “fabulous – a forensic political thriller, but still very human, as much about the people involved as the momentous events themselves. It’s convincingly written and has loads of great performances.”

Writer/producer Mark Hayhurst says he’s been interested in the First World War since he was a boy, “but I’ve always found it so hard to understand how people allowed it to happen.

“The process of writing 37 Days gave me a real insight into why we went to war – something I hope the viewer will grasp as well.”

Also new to Lightbox are dramas that first screened here free-to-air, including Happy Valley and Prey, while another exclusive, slave drama Underground, has been renewed for a second season.

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2 Responses to “Lightbox Adds Another Exclusive”

  1. Maybe worth a look at despite being 3 years old..

  2. Watched Ep 1 last nite. Not too bad a good docudrama and now with Spark broadband customers getting Lightbox for free now I may just keep it.

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