• Website designed and built by 3Sixty Design (Creative direction: Jon Waring; Design: Damon Charles; Development: Ben Welby and David Smith)
  • Filming: Pixillion Limited, and Remco Merbis, Fern Scott and Joanne Howe
  • The directors of William Golding Limited wish to thank the following individuals and institutions for their help, which was often imaginative and always generous.  As a result, we were able to compile much vivid material reflecting the life and work of William Golding.  Many of these images or recordings will be used in the future as we develop the site further, and in particular when we produce our longer films about the books.
  • Nicola Presley
  • David Golding, the Trustees of David Golding and Judy Carver for use of the Golding Family Archive
  • Professor John Carey
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Canongate Limited and Faber and Faber Limited for excerpts from the audiobook of The Spire
  • Matthew Bourne and New Adventures for excerpts from the ballet of Lord of the Flies
  • Melvyn Bragg, the South Bank Show and London Weekend Television for excerpts from an interview with William Golding
  • Robert and Edward Meech
  • Tony Waring
  • James Colman for his design of the Lord of the Flies 60th anniversary book
  • Daisy-May Chivers-Black for the design of the Explore and Search images


  • Chris Bianchi and BAM Associates
  • Sam Dyson and Free House Studios
  • Adrian Finn and Great Bear analogue and digital media limited
  • Computer Geeks, Bristol
  • Colin Smith (pianist)
  • Kembury Antique Clocks
  • The sailing ship Edith Gray of Bristol


  • Mrs Vivien Clark
  • The Governing Body, Head teacher and staff of St Peter’s Junior School, Marlborough
  • The Governing Body, Head teacher and staff of St John’s School, Marlborough
  • Marlborough Town Council, Mrs Shelley Parker, Town Clerk, and Mr Alan Brown, caretaker, Marlborough Town Hall
  • Marlborough Anglican Team and St Mary’s Church, Marlborough, and Laura Willis, Martin Selby and Peter Hussey,


  • The Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin, Salisbury, and Gary Price, Clerk of the Works, and Marie Thomas and Alan Spittle
  • Jacques Eloff, Vertech Imaging
  • The Headmaster, Dr Stuart Small, and the Governing Body of Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury, and Mrs Alison Crook
  • All at Sydney House, 21 Bourne Avenue, Salisbury


  • Mrs Stella Hornby and her family
  • Mrs Sue Pearce-Nobles
  • Bowerchalke Parish Council, Jill Bullen and Phillip Matthews


  • Tony Davies and David Reed
  • National Trust staff at Porth Joke and Crantock beaches

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