or


[06/25/14 - 11:56 AM]
BBC America to Premiere "A Poet in New York" This Fall in the U.S.
The Tom Hollander-led film, from director Aisling Walsh and writer Andrew Davies, marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth and explores the final days of the famous poet.

[via press release from BBC America]

BBC AMERICA TO PREMIERE "A POET IN NEW YORK" THIS FALL IN THE U.S.

The channel has acquired the film written by Andrew Davies and starring Tom Hollander

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

New York - June 25, 2014 - BBC AMERICA today announced the acquisition of A Poet in New York, a film written by acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies (House of Cards, Little Dorrit) and starring Tom Hollander (Rev., In The Loop), which marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth and explores the final days of the famous poet.

A Poet in New York, directed by Aisling Walsh (Room at the Top, Loving Miss Hatto), will premiere this fall on BBC AMERICA. It also stars Essie Davis (The Slap, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries), as Dylan's wife Caitlin, Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting, Page Eight), and Phoebe Fox (Switch, New Tricks).

The film is a Modern Television production for BBC Cymru Wales. It is produced by Ruth Caleb. The executive producers are Griff Rhys Jones for Modern Television and Faith Penhale and Bethan Jones for BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Two. BBC Worldwide holds the international distribution rights.

One of the most renowned poets in the world, Dylan Thomas is the creator of some of the most memorable lines in the English language. Known for his wild, hard-drinking lifestyle as well as his brilliance, his popular and electrifying tours made him a much-loved celebrity in the US.

A Poet in New York opens with Thomas (Hollander) arriving in the city on his fourth visit during which he planned to rehearse, write and party. On his way to Hollywood to write an opera with the equally famous composer Igor Stravinsky, he had to earn enough money to fund his trip out west by fulfilling his commitment to a production at the prestigious Poetry Centre in Manhattan. But what might have been a triumphant new path in his career turned into a requiem for a man whose life had spiraled out of control. His life ended on a smog-ridden November day in 1953 at the young age of 39. Moving between the present in New York and the poet's past in his hometown of Laugharne in Wales, the drama explores how Dylan Thomas' experiences made his life virtually untenable and examines how his destructive personality played into his own demise.

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including two Emmy(R) Awards, five Golden Globes(R) and eleven Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online,www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.





  [june 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· POET IN NEW YORK (BBC AMERICA)





[08/27/15 - 05:10 PM]
FOX Gives Midseason Drama "The Frankenstein Code" New Title of "Lookinglass"
The Rob Kazinsky-led drama is due in 2016 on the network.

[08/27/15 - 03:47 PM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Season 2 Super Trailer
Premiering on Monday, September 7, the new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make.

[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.

[08/27/15 - 01:54 PM]
"Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" Set to Premiere on Friday, October 23rd on Showtime(R)
The film is an intimate, rollicking and entertaining look behind-the-scenes at the public and private life of one of America's greatest and, at times, controversial legislators.

[08/27/15 - 01:36 PM]
TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of "Labor Games"
The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[08/27/15 - 01:08 PM]
TV One's "Welcome to the Family" Reunites Half & Half Co-Stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins
The film centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives.

[08/27/15 - 12:48 PM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Rolls Out the Red Carpet More Celebrity Guests, More Comedy, More Fun Than Ever!
Hosted by funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip premieres Monday, September 21.

[08/27/15 - 11:43 AM]
Treasure Hunters Dig Deep Into American History to Search for Vanished Fortune on the Series Premiere of "Rebel Gold" Airing Tuesday, Sept 15 on Discovery
The project is an all-new series that follows an experienced group treasure hunters as they join forces to retrace Jefferson Davis' trail and search for clues that could lead them to the legendary treasure.

[08/27/15 - 11:30 AM]
Betty White to Guest-Star on FOX Drama "Bones"
She'll play an accomplished, sharp as a tack, absolutely fabulous squintern who is brought in to assist in a murder linked to fantasy football - which just happens to be one of her many areas of expertise.

[08/27/15 - 11:21 AM]
Animal Planet's "Tanked" Delivers Marvelous Masterpieces to Megastars, MVPs, Magicians and Musicians
Look for the first of 10 new episodes on Friday, September 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/15 - 11:09 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Tops His Broadcast Competition for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 17-21 in All Key Categories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/15 - 11:01 AM]
TBS Orders Two More Seasons of "American Dad!"
In November, the network announced a 22-episode order for season 11, which is set to air on TBS and Adult Swim in early 2016.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Official Trailer for the Emmy(R) Nominated Outstanding Drama Series "Homeland"
Season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
All-New Dance Docuseries "Step It Up" Premieres September 25 on Lifetime
Traci Young-Byron, a former Miami Heat Dancer and longtime team captain, is the owner of the elite dance company, the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT).

[08/27/15 - 10:26 AM]
A&E and LMN to Premiere Two New Documentaries Chronicling the Troubling Persona of O.J. Simpson and the Criminal and Civil Trials Against Him
A&E will premiere the two-hour special "O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes" on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00/8:00c.