1st Broadcast 30th December 2011 at 14.15pm BBC Radio 4
A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.
1950, much of Europe still lies in ruins from the Second World War. Germany is crushed and the Allies are divided about allowing the country to rebuild in the face of a growing Soviet threat.
Jean Monnet is charged with planning the reconstruction of France. Appalled by the devastation of two world wars, he is a highly efficient technocrat and a thinker who knows how to influence politicians. For years he has believed in European collaboration to secure a peaceful and prosperous future. Monnetís vision is for a radical realignment of Europe, not by one nation asserting itself over another, but by negotiation, integration and ultimately, through political and economic unification
What Other's Have said
ďA pacy and well-told tale of Britainís first wary steps towards closer ties to EuropeĒ
Elisabeth Mahoney, Guardian
|Timothy West||JEAN MONNET|
|Daniel Weyman||ETIENNE HIRSCH|
|Philip Jackson||PAUL REUTER|
|Simon Jones||ROBERT SCHUMAN|
|William Hope||DEAN ACHESON|
Music composed & Arranged
Comment by Dirk Maggs
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1 episode 45minutes duration.
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