The Ladder and the Tree

Based on Lord of the Flies by William Golding 

The author of Lord of the Flies and Free Fall recalls his childhood-a childhood of many terrors, with a cemetery over the wall, ancient cellars, Latin to be learned-recalls his ebullient father, and the chestnut tree which became the boy's inviolable retreat.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Third Programme
  • Duration: 26'26''
  • Broadcast date: 1960

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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