Dylan Thomas The Radio Poet

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Writer Rachel Trezise tells the story of Dylan Thomas's broadcasting life.

Writer Rachel Trezise - the first winner of the annual Dylan Thomas Prize - tells the story of Dylan Thomas's broadcasting life.

Dylan Thomas often remarked that his poetry was written as much for the voice as for the page. So it's perhaps not surprising that the writer and poet became a remarkable broadcaster as well. From the late 1930s until his death in 1953, Dylan Thomas was a regular broadcaster for the BBC - for the Home Service, the Overseas Service and, from 1946, for the newly founded Third Programme, the forerunner of Radio 3.

Producer: Martin Williams.