Dylan Thomas, BBC Broadcast 1947
During the second world war the BBC broadcasting centre in Alexander Road, Swansea had been damaged during the three nights blitz and was under repair. A makeshift studio was set up in the Grove, Uplands, (not far from No 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, where Dylan Thomas was born). During the October of 1946 a recording was to be carried out for the BBC at the studio which would be broadcast on 6th January 1947. The broadcast was titled ‘Swansea and the Arts’ and would be recorded with notable and well-renowned people of interest from different sections of the arts in the Swansea region. In attendance at the recording was Vernon Watkins (poet), Daniel Jones (composer, conductor), John Pritchard (writer), Alfred Janes (artist) and Dylan Thomas (writer, poet).
Note: the original scripts from this broadcast still exist and have been used on a few occasions to reproduce this scene using actors and produced by Karen Struel White.