Marriott is a school caretaker. He calls his boiler room the engine room of a ship, with the ship as the school and its cargo - the pupils.
One of them is Robert, a lonely boy, just as Marriott is a lonely man. But they have something else in common.... could it be innocence?
Recorded with contributions from the Music Teacher and pupils of St Gildas’ School in North London.
Director: John Tydeman
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.
Drama about a lonely school caretaker and a pupil who visits him. Stars Colin Douglas.