By William Golding.
Dramatised by Gary Brown.
A two part adaptation of Golding's classic novel portraying the struggle between one man and his obsessive ambition.
Dean Jocelin forces up a towering 400 ft folly - a new spire to his foundation-less cathedral, coming into conflict with those around him as every stone is raised.
Set in a stiflingly enclosed world of a Cathedral and it's close, The Spire offers a wonderfully immediate presentation of the processes of medieval building and the physical and emotional experience of the construction of a spire in defiance of physical laws.
It is essentially a story of religious hubris but the image of the spire, which grows higher as Jocelyn's spine crumbles is integral to this theme.