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The epic Danish series recounts the controversial year of the Second Schleswig War that saw Denmark desolately outnumbered against Germany resulting in an overwhelming cost. Part historical drama, part fantasy, 1864 is one of the greatest budgets for a television series DR has ever made. The BBC describe 1864 as “an epic, highly cinematic historical drama, in which we become eyewitnesses to momentous events and the extraordinary love story of Peter, Laust and Inge, and how the brothers – along with thousands of Danish soldiers – fought some of the bloodiest battles in European history.”

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“As compelling as any Nordic noir. BBC Four’s new Danish drama is a breathtaking historical epic” – Gerard O’Donovan, The Telegraph

“Refreshing and raw: a view of life in 19th-century Denmark” – Ellen E. Jones, The Independent


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