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Tales of the City, series 1, ep 1/5

By Armistead Maupin. 4 Extra Debut. Ben Hunte meets gay journalist Dean Eastmond, ahead of Maupin's acclaimed 1976 tale of buddies in San Francisco.

Inspirational gay journalist Dean Eastmond tells Ben Hunte about his brave cancer battle and shares his unforgettable LGBT moment.

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Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin

San Francisco, 1976: Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young woman from Cleveland, Ohio arrives in San Francisco for a vacation. She's hoping for adventure. Deciding to stay, she needs to find a home and a job...

A portrait of a free and easy era with the drug and sex counter-culture in full swing.

Starring Kate Harper as Anna Madrigal, Lydia Wilson as Mary Ann, Nancy Crane as Dede, Buffy Davis as Mona, Lou Hirsch as Edgar, Bernice Stegers as Frannie and John Guerrasio as Beauchamp.

Director: Susan Roberts
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.

The 'Gay Britannia' season on 4 Extra celebrates LGBT history in Britain for the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Peter Reed.

15 minutes


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