Tales Of The City

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1976. Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young woman from Cleveland, arrives in San Francisco.

TALES OF THE CITY

Episode 1.

Directed by Susan Roberts

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. This is the first time it has appeared on radio, dramatised by Bryony Lavery.

Set in 1976 in San Francisco, Tales of the City is the first of a sequence of novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane; Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and a portrait of a free and easy era with the drug and sex counter-culture in full swing.

Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young woman from Cleveland, Ohio arrives in San Francisco, finding an apartment at 28 Barbary Lane, the domain of the eccentric marijuana growing landlady Anna Madrigal. Mary Ann becomes friends with other tenants of the building: the hippyish bisexual Mona Ramsey; the strange Norman Neal Williams; and Michael Tolliver, a sweet and personable gay man known to friends as Mouse.

Beyond the house, lovers and friends guide Mary Ann through her San Franciscan adventures. Edgar Halcyon, Mary Ann's and Mona's boss, Edgar's socialite daughter DeDe Halcyon-Day, and her scheming husband Beauchamp Day all provide a glimpse into a more affluent Californian class. Mona's ex-lover D'orothea Wilson, returns from a modelling assignment in New York, while Michael's lover and DeDe's gynaecologist, Jon Fielding, become part of the group.

Set in a liberated 1976 San Francisco, a comedy of manners between fascinating friends.

Omnibus. Set in a liberated 1976 San Francisco, a comedy of manners between a house of varied and fascinating friends, and a warm portrait of an era that changed the way we live.

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Mrs Madrigal and Edgar indulge in some afternoon delight, and Mary Ann settles in.

It's 1976 - San Fransisco. Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City is a portrait of a free and easy era with the drug and sex counter-culture in full swing.

Episode 2.

Dramatised by Bryony Lavery and directed by Susan Roberts

For more than 3 decades, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. This is the first time it has appeared on radio, dramatised by Bryony Lavery.

Set in 1976 in San Francisco , Tales of the City is the first in a sequence of novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed the way we live forever.

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Disillusioned, Mary Ann Singleton is considering moving back to Cleveland.

Tales of the City. Episode 3.

Disillusioned, Mary Ann Singleton's considering moving back to Cleveland. Mona and Michael cook up a scheme to pay the rent.

Directed by Susan Roberts

For more than 3 decades, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. This is the first time it has appeared on radio, dramatised by Bryony Lavery.

Set in 1976 in San Francisco , Tales of the City is the first in a sequence of novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed the way we live forever.

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Norman takes Mrs Madrigal's remaining rooftop apartment, and romance is in the air.

TALES OF THE CITY by Armistead Maupin.

Dramatised by Bryony Lavery

Episode 4

Norman takes Mrs Madrigal's remaining rooftop apartment. Romance is in the air - but not for

Dede who gets some unexpected news.

Directed by Susan Roberts

For more than 3 decades, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. This is the first time it has appeared on radio, dramatised by Bryony Lavery.

Set in 1976 in San Francisco , Tales of the City is the first in a sequence of novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed the way we live forever.

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Christmas is coming to Barbary Lane, but what will it bring for Mrs Madrigal's people?

TALES OF THE CITY by Armistead Maupin.

Dramatised by Bryony Lavery

Episode 5

Christmas is coming to Barbary Lane, but what will it bring for Mrs Madrigal's special people ?

Directed by Susan Roberts

For more than 3 decades, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from ground-breaking newspaper serial to classic novel. This is the first time it has appeared on radio, dramatised by Bryony Lavery.

Set in 1976 in San Francisco , Tales of the City is the first in a sequence of novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed the way we live forever.