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Dylan Thomas expert finds first footage of the poet

The first moving footage of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas has been found, ending years of searching by fans.

Swansea-based Thomas expert Jeff Towns has confirmed that a fleeting glimpse of an extra in a feature film is the poet on a beach in west Wales.

The find comes as a series of events around Wales mark the centenary of Thomas's birth.

Cerys Matthews tells the story of how Thomas was picked out from the crowd on BBC One's The One Show on Tuesday, 27 May at 19:00 BST.

  • 26 May 2014
  • From the section Wales
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