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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

London, 1896: Can penniless Henry Adams survive for a month without spending a one million pound note? Stars Trevor White. Show more

Contributors

Henry Adams:
Trevor White
Miss Portia Langham:
Verity-May Henry
Trubshaw:
Conrad Nelson
Vesuvius:
Conrad Nelson
Mr Raymond:
Jonathan Keeble
Majordomo:
Jonathan Keeble
Concierge:
Malcolm Raeburn
Mrs Harris:
Kathryn Hunt
Lloyd Hastings:
John Guerrasio
American Ambassador:
John Guerrasio
Author:
Mark Twain

Free Thinking

Evelyn Waugh

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Bryony Lavery, Adam Mars-Jones, Philip Eade and Alexander Waugh join Matthew Sweet to celebrate Evelyn Waugh on the 50th anniversary of his death. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Mars-Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Bryony Lavery
Interviewed Guest:
Alexander Waugh
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Eade
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Set in San Francisco in 1983 following the drug and sex counter-culture, the AIDS pandemic has arrived. Starring Laurel Lefkow. From July 2014.

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Armistead Maupin's fourth 'Tales of the City' novel. The Aids pandemic has arrived in San Francisco. Michael is bereft while Brian wants a baby. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Michael is in England after swapping his apartment with Englishman Simon. Brian wants a baby with Mary Ann. Stars Jos Slovick. From July 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

1983. Michael is in England in pursuit of Mona. Mary Ann is trying to get pregnant. Stars Laurel Lefkow and Jos Slovick. From July 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

While The Queen is visiting San Francisco, Mary Ann meets Simon, a British officer who has left the Royal Yacht Britannia. Stars Laurel Lefkow. From July 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Mary Ann has told Brian her news about Simon. Michael is still in England trying to track down Mona. Stars Simon Lee Phillips. From July 2014. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Made for 4 Extra. Omnibus of the dramatisation of Armistead Maupin's fourth Tales of the City novel.

Free Thinking

Pantomime: Professor Jeffrey Richards; Bryony Lavery; EO Wilson

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet and panto with Jeffrey Richards and actor/director Tony Lidington, Bryony Lavery between Treasure Island and 101 Dalmatians, biologist EO Wilson on the human miracle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Jeffrey Richards
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Lidington
Interviewed Guest:
EO Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Bryony Lavery

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

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Omnibus

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

San Francisco 1976: Barbary Lane's residents on the move: Mary Ann on the high seas and Mona on the highway. Stars Lydia Wilson. From February 2013.

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Tales of the City

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

San Francisco, 1976. Mary Ann has a new job and there's afternoon delight for Anna Madrigal and Edgar. Stars Lydia Wilson. From January 2013. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Landlady Anna Madrigal's tenants must negotiate love, work and fun in a new era - the 80s. Stars Laurel Lefkow and Kate Harper. From July 2014.

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Tales of the City

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

San Francisco, 1976. Mary Ann arrives from Cleveland hoping for adventure. But she needs a home and a job first. Stars Lydia Wilson. From January 2013. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

A comedy of manners set in San Francisco in 1976, a warm portrait of an era that changed the way we live. From February 2013.

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

More Tales of the City

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Michael and Jon are reunited, Dede meets a new friend and Beauchamp must face up to her pregnancy. From February 2013. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

More Tales of the City

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The mystery of Anna Madrigal's anagram is solved and Mary Ann and Burke find answers. Stars Kate Harper. From February 2013. Episode 5 of 5. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

San Francisco, 1976. Barbary Lane's residents are on the move, Mary Ann on the high seas and Mona on the highway. Stars Lydia Wilson. From February 2013.

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Tales of the City

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

San Francisco, 1976. Mary Ann is considering going home while Michael hopes that Jon is moving in. Stars Lydia Wilson. From January 2013. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Tales of the City

Episode 4: Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

San Francisco, 1976. It is almost Thanksgiving and Anna Madrigal rents out the remaining rooftop apartment in Barbary Lane. From January 2013. Show more