Armistead Maupin: Writing the City

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Matthew Bannister meets novelist Armistead Maupin, the writer best known for his Tales of the City series of novels set in San Francisco.

Sami Shah is a stand-up comedian from Pakistan who now lives in a remote part of western Australia.

Carmine Schiavone was an Italian Mafia boss who - by his own admission - was involved in at least fifty killings. But he had a dramatic change of heart when he discovered that his clan was dumping millions of tons of toxic waste on a site near the city of Naples.

And Jezza Neuman, the film-maker behind our series about child poverty in the USA updates us on the progress of some of the children featured.

(Picture: Armistead Maupin. Credit: Mark Mainz/ Getty Images)

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Wed 12 Feb 2014 03:06 GMT
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