Beyond Borders

1st Broadcast 30th December 2011 at 14.15pm  BBC Radio 4

 

Director

Dirk Maggs

Dirk Maggs

 

Producer

Richard Clemmow

 

Written by

Mike Walker

 

 

Production

A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.

 

 

Synopsis

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

 

 

Cast

Timothy WestJEAN MONNET
Silvia MonnetMANVILLE
Daniel WeymanETIENNE HIRSCH
Philip JacksonPAUL REUTER
Simon JonesROBERT SCHUMAN
William HopeDEAN ACHESON

 

Production Crew

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Music composed & Arranged

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Comment by Dirk Maggs

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Running Time

1 episode 45minutes duration.

 

 

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