新剧《金屋泪》改编自John Braine经典同名小说, Maxine Peake和Matthew McNulty将分别饰演男女主角。故事发生在20世纪40年代英国约克郡，讲述了青年Joe Lampton追名逐利的生涯。
Maxine Peake and Matthew McNulty star in Room At The Top which is based on John Braine's classic novel a...展开bout Joe Lampton, a young man on the make in Forties Yorkshire.
The novel explores love and **uality in 20th-century literature. Set amid the social aspirations of post-war Britain, Room At The Top is about one man's struggle to gain status against all odds.
Having qualified as an accountant in a German Prisoner Of War camp, Joe leaves working-class, industrial Dufton behind him and takes a job as senior audit clerk at the town hall in affluent Warley.
他住在最高档的地方 – 镇上最奢靡的群体 – 并开始在Warley社交界打拼。Joe极具攀爬事业阶梯禀赋的，凭借卓越的工作表现，很快在当地政府小团体中占有了一席之位。然而Joe的脑海却仅充斥着两件事 - 金钱与情欲，他的野心是普通人的生活远远无法满足的了的。
He takes lodgings at "t'top" – the poshest part of the town – and starts to make his mark on Warley society. Good at his job, Joe quickly shows his natural skill at climbing the career ladder up through the petty politics of local government. But Joe has two things on his mind – money and ** – and his ambitions go well beyond anything offered by civic life.
为了能结识更上等阶级的女人，他加入了当地的业余戏剧社交团体，谋划着借由结婚而成为富足中产阶级的一员。工人阶级背景出生又好生事端的Joe容易惹祸上身，同样出身的戏剧演员Alice Aisgill – 一个比Joe年长10岁的女人 – 将Joe收入她的保护伞下，并催促他与Warley镇上富甲一方、权倾天下人物的女儿Susan Brown交往。
He embarks on a plan to marry into the prosperous middle classes by joining the local amateur dramatic society in order to
meet a better class of woman. Seeing that Joe's working-class, chip-on-the-shoulder attitude is likely to get him into trouble, he is taken under the wing of fellow thespian Alice Aisgill – a woman 10 years older than Joe – who urges him to date Susan Brown, daughter of the richest (and most powerful) man in Warley.
已嫁给当地一名汽车经销富商的Alice，对于在am-dram社交界落得个“**”头衔一事郁结不满。同时，Joe将Susan从她原本家财万贯的男朋友Jack Wales那儿**过来的过程，也被Alice尽收眼底。但让他俩谁都无法控制的是 – 他们对于彼此的爱恋 – 竟使Joe冷酷残忍的野心和Alice作为媒人应保持的默然中立的态度荡然无存。
Alice is unhappily married to a rich local car dealer and is known in the am-dram society as something of a femme fatale. She watches as Joe succeeds in luring Susan away from her rich boyfriend, Jack Wales. But Joe's cold-blooded ambition and Alice's detached role as matchmaker are blown apart by something neither she nor Joe can control – their passion for each other.