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Dylan Thomas: not just a womanising drunk

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A new BBC drama about Dylan Thomas's final days in New York will be broadcast as part of his centenary celebrations. Does it just add to the myth?

Two weeks ago a large audience of Dylan Thomas enthusiasts gathered in a marquee in Laugharne, the pretty Carmarthenshire town where Thomas spent his last years, to view a screening of A Poet in New York, a new TV drama about his final days. It is the centrepiece of the BBC's Dylan Thomas season which marks the poet's centenary this year.

At a post-screening Q&A with the writer Andrew Davies and actor Tom Hollander, who plays Thomas, one man said: "I have only known Thomas as a formidable poet. I knew nothing of his personal life and now you have destroyed that image of him for me. Why did you do that?"

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