ModernTV Presents: A Poet in New York

In 1953 Dylan Thomas went to New York for the last time, his marriage a wreck, his drinking out of control. He was on his way to meet Stravinsky and to wallow in New York acclaim – but what was he escaping? How did such a triumph become a requiem? The last days of a great poet.

  • Tom Hollander won Best Actor at the RTS Awards 2015 for his portrayal of Dylan Thomas
  • Nominated for ‘Single Drama’ at the BAFTA Awards 2015
  • Nominated for ‘Best Movie made for Television’ Critics’ Choice Television Award’s 2015
  • Nominated for ‘Single Drama’ at The Broadcast Awards 2014
  • Nominated for ‘Best Single Drama’ at the Broadcast Press Guild Awards 2015
  • Nominated for ‘Feature Length Drama’ at the Celtic Media Awards


Directed by Aisling Walsh (Room at the Top, Loving Miss Hatto, Fingersmith)
Written by Andrew Davies (Quirke, South Riding, Little Dorrit)
Produced by Ruth Caleb
Executive Produced by Griff Rhys Jones & Bethan Jones

First broadcast on BBC One Wales April 30th 2014 (60 min version)
First broadcast on BBC Two May 18th 2014 (75 min verision)
First broadcast on BBC America October 30th 2014

A Poet in New York