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Programmes from Radio 4 related to Tales of the City, its author Armistead Maupin and the themes of the book.

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  • BookclubBookclub

    James Naughtie and an audience of readers discuss Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, which began as a newspaper column and became a best-selling series of novels.

  • Desert Island DiscsDesert Island Discs

    Kirsty Young's castaway is the author Armistead Maupin. Regarded as one of the 'great social satirists of his era', he made his name with his Tales of the City novels, chronicling the shifting cultural landscape of San Francisco throughout the 1970s and 80s.

  • A Good ReadA Good Read

    Harriett Gilbert's choice is the first in the celebrated Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin.

  • Letter from America - San Francisco: Detroit of the Pacific?Letter from America - San Francisco: Detroit of the Pacific?

    The skyscrapers that shattered the myth of San Francisco as a special city.

  • The Reunion: StonewallThe Reunion: Stonewall

    Sue MacGregor brings together the men and women who were instrumental in the early years of the gay rights campaign group, Stonewall.

  • The Politics of Dancing: How Disco Changed the WorldThe Politics of Dancing: How Disco Changed the World

    Uncovering the politics of the disco movement, beginning in the lofts of New York and culminating in a racially charged backlash and the mass burning of disco records in football stadiums across America.

  • AmericanaAmericana

    Armistead Maupin reflects on 40 years of Gay Power since the Stonewall riots, and examines gay retirement options.

  • Extended interview with Armistead MaupinExtended interview with Armistead Maupin

    The author talks about his latest novel in his popular Tales of the City series.

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