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Set Fire to the Stars

Drama providing a humorous, moving snapshot of Dylan Thomas in America. The infamous Welshman is invited to New York by John Brinnin, who has his hands full from the start.

Drama providing a humorous, moving snapshot of poet Dylan Thomas in America. The infamous Welshman is invited to New York by John Brinnin for a series of poetry readings, touring around the most prestigious college campuses of the United States. Ignoring persistent rumours of Thomas's frivolities back home, Brinnin has his hands full when the poet arrives in the US.

1 hour, 36 minutes

Last on

Wed 1 Mar 2017 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
John Malcolm Brinnin Elijah Wood
Dylan Thomas Celyn Jones
Jack Steven Mackintosh
Loomis Andrew Bicknell
Janet Kate Drew
Harvey Adam Gillen
Lady Lye Nicola Duffett
Mickey Steve Speirs
Doctor Ken Drury
Rosie Maimie McCoy
Mr Unlucky Richard Brake
Shirley Shirley Henderson
Stanley Kevin Eldon
Caitlin Kelly Reilly
Ms Missy 1 Polly Hemingway
Ms Missy 2 Sue Maud
Yale Provost Weston Gavin
Director Andy Goddard
Producer Andy Evans
Writer Andy Goddard
Writer Celyn Jones

Broadcast

  • Wed 1 Mar 2017 21:00

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