Welsh poet Alun Lewis was born 100 years ago, in July 1915. This play by contemporary Welsh poet Owen Sheers is adapted from the letters and poems of Lewis, one of the most vivid and lyrical voices of the second world war. It charts one man’s journey from pacifist to soldier, from husband to lover, and reveals how casualties of war are emotional as much as physical.
The play is introduced by Alun’s widow Gweno Lewis
Broadcast 27th June. Listen again on BBC Radio iPlayer
Director Kate McAll
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4.
More information about Alun Lewis and his work: www.alunlewis.wordpress.com