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Dylan Thomas at the BBC

Synopsis
Nowhere is Dylan Thomas’s language more rich and fantastic than in his best-known work, Under Milk Wood. He was also a popular radio entertainer and the BBC Archives contain a wealth of material featuring Dylan Thomas - not only readings of his own work, but also dramatic readings of other work such as Dr Faustus. These, together with interviews with the poet, form a fascinating audio portrait of a brilliant man. Dylan Thomas at the BBC is presented by Paul Ferris, biographer of Thomas and editor of his letters.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
English language and literature; Media studies
Keywords
archive sound recordings; poetry; radio drama; Thomas, Dylan; radio interviews

Credits

Contributor
Dylan Thomas; Paul Ferris

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£7.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
125 minutes
Year
2008

Production Company

Name

AudioGO

Email
info@audiobookcollection.com
Web
http://www.bbcaudiobooks.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01225 878 000
Address
St James House
The Square
Lower Bristol Road
Bath
BA2 3BH
Notes
AudioGO, the UK’s leading audio publisher, was formerly known as BBC Audiobooks and was part of BBC Worldwide. The Chivers range encompasses more than 3,500 dramatisations and readings of unabridged fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children. AudioGO also publishes the Radio Collection, incorporating radio dramatisations and non-fiction derived from BBC Radio programming. BBC Archive Voices is a new series presenting interviews with key figures in the fields of entertainment, sport, politics and literature (download only), otherwise sale on CD or MP3-CD via the BBC Shop or other retail outlets, or downloadable in digital format via the BBC AudioZone http://www.audible.co.uk/

Distributor

Name

BBC Shop

Email
bbcshop@bbc.co.uk
Web
http://www.bbcshop.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 9799
Fax
01795 414 555
Address
PO Box 308
Sittingbourne
ME9 8LW
Notes
The BBC Shop closed on March 29th 2016. It was replaced by the BBC Store (www.bbcstore.com) where many BBC programmes can be bought and downloaded in digital format only. The BBC continues to make many of its programmes available on DVD and Blu-Ray but these are now only available from other online retailers.

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