A View from the Mountain is a radio play by Don Haworth. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 07 June 1987[1].



A version of the myth of Sisyphus, set in a remote valley in central Europe. As a boy, Joseph accidentally killed a man by rolling boulders down a mountainside. As punishment, he is sentenced to push boulders up the mountain for life.

Alt synopsis:

An old quarryman and his wife live on a mountain carrying out the instructions of the Emperor. A surveyor decides to try and release them from their burden.


Music by Max Early

Sound balance by Keith Perrin

Directed by Gordon House

BBC World Service production [1986]

Critical ReceptionEdit


  1. Diversity Website

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