Gwyn Thomas

Gwyn Thomas (1913 - 1981) was a novelist, playwright, broadcaster and raconteur who, by the time of his early death, was widely admired as all these things, in addition to being a much-loved columnist in Punch. Once described as ’the greatest talker in the world’ he was the veteran entertainer of The Brains Trust and Tonight, and a moving commentator on the Aberfan disaster. A former schoolmaster turned novelist turned programme maker, Thomas’s friends included Richard Burton, Jack Hylton, Stanley Baker, Sam Wannamaker and Donald Houston.


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