** UPDATE (7th April 2011)**
Unfortunately the ROOM AT THE TOP premiere has now been postponed and will not be airing tonight. We will let you know the new air date as soon as we have it.
Room at The Top was a big hit when published in 1957 and this new two-part drama adaptation is the first screen version since the Oscar-winning film of 1959. It was commissioned for BBC4 as part of a season exploring love and sexuality in 20th century literature.
MATTHEW McNULTY stars as protagonist Joe Lampton, an iconic character of post-war Britain who seeks to reinvent himself through sex and social climbing. Maxine Peake plays Alice Aisgill, with whom Joe embarks on a highly charged, clandestine sexual affair.
You can view the trailer below and be sure to tune in next week for the premiere.