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Christmas is coming to Barbary Lane, but what will it bring for Mrs Madrigal's special people ? Something shocking for Mary Ann ? Something heartbreaking for Anna ? What about Mona and Mouse ?

Directed by Susan Roberts

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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15 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Feb 2013 19:45

Credits

Role Contributor
Mary AnnLydia Wilson
MonaBuffy Davis
JonSimon Lee Phillips
NormanKerry Shale
DirectorSusan Roberts

An interview with Armistead Maupin

Buena vista

Armistead Maupin on the influences of Tales of the City and San Francisco in the 1970s.

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