Allan Little looks at how the European Union was created, from the devastation of World War Two to its current incarnation as a new kind of superpower.
Focusing on key moments along the journey, he analyses Britain's contradictory relationship with 'Europe'.
If today's European Union seems to be all about vetoes and subsidies, nothing could have been further from the minds of its early founders.
'Never again' was their impetus.
They embarked on creating a Europe where three wars in two generations would not only be unthinkable but impossible.
Allan Little talks to the surviving members of the Coal and Steel Community, the first step towards European union.
The weapons of war would be turned into tools of a new kind of co-operation in Europe.