1914 - Day By Day

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10th July20140710

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch.

11th July20140711

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

11th July: Crowds gather for the first London to Paris Air Race.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

12th July20140712

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

12th July: The Russian monk Rasputin is attacked.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

13th July20140713

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

14th July20140714

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

14th July: The French parliament hears revelations that the military is short of arms.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

15th July20140715

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

15th July: Jean Jaurès calls for an international general strike in the event of war.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

16th July20140716

A meeting of Suffragettes is attacked by a mob.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

16th July: A meeting of Suffragettes is attacked by a mob.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.

17th July20140717

Lloyd George warns of civil unrest among the Trade Unions and in Ireland.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

17th July: Lloyd George warns of civil unrest among the Trade Unions and in Ireland.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.

18th July20140718

Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

18th July: Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, , Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.

19th July20140719

The Royal Navy fleet gathers for a review by the King.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.

1st August20140801

The German government receives word that Britain will remain neutral.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

1st August20140801

The German government receives word that Britain will remain neutral.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

1st July20140701

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

20th July20140720

The French President arrives on a state visit to Russia.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.

21st July20140721

The King warns of civil war in Britain over Irish Home Rule.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

21st July20140721

The King warns of civil war in Britain over Irish Home Rule.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

22nd July20140722

The Russian Royal family give a lavish welcome to the French President.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

22nd July20140722

The Russian Royal family give a lavish welcome to the French President.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

23rd July20140723

Austria-Hungary delivers the ultimatum to Serbia.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

23rd July20140723

Austria-Hungary delivers the ultimatum to Serbia.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

24th July20140724

Britain and Russia react to Austria-Hungary's ultimatum.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

24th July20140724

Britain and Russia react to Austria-Hungary's ultimatum.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

25th July20140725

Serbia responds to the ultimatum.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

25th July20140725

Serbia responds to the ultimatum.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

26th July20140726

The British foreign secretary proposes mediation to settle the Balkan crisis.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

26th July20140726

The British foreign secretary proposes mediation to settle the Balkan crisis.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

27th July20140727

Reactions to British soldiers shooting unarmed protesters in Dublin.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

27th July20140727

Reactions to British soldiers shooting unarmed protesters in Dublin.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

27th June20140627

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict.

As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

28th July20140728

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

28th July20140728

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

28th June20140628

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

29th July20140729

The Kaiser sends a telegram to The Tsar to try to prevent war.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

29th July20140729

The Kaiser sends a telegram to The Tsar to try to prevent war.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

29th June20140629

2nd August20140802

The British cabinet is split over whether to join the war.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

2nd August20140802

The British cabinet is split over whether to join the war.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

2nd July20140702

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

2nd July: Gavrilo Princip confesses to the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

30th July20140730

The Tsar orders a full mobilisation of the Russian army.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

30th July20140730

The Tsar orders a full mobilisation of the Russian army.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

30th June20140630

31st July20140731

Panic in the financial markets as the Bank of England is forced to close.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

31st July20140731

Panic in the financial markets as the Bank of England is forced to close.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

3rd August20140803

The British Foreign Secretary speaks in favour of war at the House of Commons.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

3rd August20140803

The British Foreign Secretary speaks in favour of war at the House of Commons.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

3rd July20140703

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

3rd July: The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Vienna.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

4th August20140804

Britain declares war on Germany.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

4th August20140804

Britain declares war on Germany.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

4th July20140704

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

4th July: Tensions in Ulster over the British Government's plans for Irish home rule.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

5th August20140805

Advertisements in British newspapers urge the public to enlist in the army.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

5th August20140805

Advertisements in British newspapers urge the public to enlist in the army.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

5th July20140705

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

5th July: The Kaiser gives the blank cheque to Austria-Hungary.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

6th August20140806

German Zeppelins bomb the Belgian city of Liege - the first air attack on a European city.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

6th August20140806

German Zeppelins bomb the Belgian city of Liege - the first air attack on a European city.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

6th July20140706

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

6th July: The Bishop of London opposes the forced feeding of suffragettes in prison.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

7th August20140807

British Trade Unions announce they will not oppose the war.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

7th August20140807

British Trade Unions announce they will not oppose the war.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

7th July20140707

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

8th August20140808

The French army declares a victory in their lost province of Alsace.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio.

8th August20140808

The French army declares a victory in their lost province of Alsace.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio.

8th July20140708

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

8th July: Suffragettes protest about their treatment in prison.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

9th July20140709

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

9th July: The British press is concerned about the effect of film cameras on daily life.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

0127th June20140627

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict.

As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

0228th June20140628

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

0329th June20140629

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

0430th June20140630

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

051st July20140701

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

062nd July20140702

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

2nd July: Gavrilo Princip confesses to the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

073rd July20140703

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

3rd July: The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Vienna.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

084th July20140704

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914, including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

4th July: Tensions in Ulster over the British Government's plans for Irish home rule.

Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

095th July20140705

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

5th July: The Kaiser gives the blank cheque to Austria-Hungary.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

106th July20140706

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

6th July: The Bishop of London opposes the forced feeding of suffragettes in prison.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

117th July20140707

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

128th July20140708

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

8th July: Suffragettes protest about their treatment in prison.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

139th July20140709

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

9th July: The British press is concerned about the effect of film cameras on daily life.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

1410th July20140710

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch.

1511th July20140711

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

11th July: Crowds gather for the first London to Paris Air Race.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

1612th July20140712

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

12th July: The Russian monk Rasputin is attacked.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

1713th July20140713

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

1814th July20140714

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

14th July: The French parliament hears revelations that the military is short of arms.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

1915th July20140715

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

15th July: Jean Jaurès calls for an international general strike in the event of war.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Russell Finch

A Something' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

2016th July20140716

A meeting of Suffragettes is attacked by a mob.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

16th July: A meeting of Suffragettes is attacked by a mob.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.

2117th July20140717

Lloyd George warns of civil unrest among the Trade Unions and in Ireland.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

17th July: Lloyd George warns of civil unrest among the Trade Unions and in Ireland.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.

2218th July20140718

Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

18th July: Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, , Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.

2319th July20140719

The Royal Navy fleet gathers for a review by the King.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak,

Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.

2420th July20140720

The French President arrives on a state visit to Russia.

Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time.

The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women.

Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University.

Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan

Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile

Researcher: Dawn Berry

Music: Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Broadcast Assistant: Hannah Newton

Development Consultant: Catriona Pennell

Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak

Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Russell Finch

Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.