A hard-drinking poet awaits his fortieth birthday.
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The Billie Whitelaw character is based on Caitlin McNamara, the wife of Dylan Thomas. The American critic and academic, played by Barry Morse, is based on John Malcolm Brinnin, Thomas' biographer, and the stern Dr. Saunders, played by Cyril Cusack, is based on D.J. Thomas, the poet's father. See more