Famed Welsh poet’s The Beach of Falesa to receive airing on May 4.

Radio 3 is to air Dylan Thomas’ unproduced film script The Beach of Falesa.

To commemorate the centenary of the birth of the famed Welsh poet, Thomas’ script will air as a radio drama on May 4. Based on a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson, it centres on the romance between a British trader and an island girl.

Published as a novella 12 years after his death, the script was never filmed despite interest from Richard Burton.

Radio 3’s spring schedule also includes Alison Hindell’s production of Antony and Cleopatra, with Sir Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston in the lead roles, to mark the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth.