Episodes

SeriesTitleRepeatedComments
Ben Hunte Meets Paul O'grady For The Comedy Club20170803 (BBC7)

Paul O'Grady recalls his alter ego Lily Savage and all-time drag act greats with Ben Hunte

Ben Hunte Meets Stephanie Hirst20170729 (BBC7)

Stephanie Hirst talks frankly about her gender reassignment and her memorable LGBT moments

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season welcomes broadcaster Stephanie Hirst, who talks frankly to Ben Hunte about her gender reassignment and memorable LGBT moments.

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.

Compromised Immunity 1/220170731 (BBC7)

By Andy Kirby. Ben Hunte introduces the 1991 drama about a hospital's first AIDS patient.

HIV activist Greg Owen shares his unforgettable LGBT moments with 'Gay Britannia' season host, Ben Hunte.

Followed by:

Compromised Immunity. Part 1/2

A male nurse on a terminal ward develops a close relationship with an AIDS patient.

One of Britain's first AIDS plays, written by Andy Kirby for the Gay Sweatshop Theatre Company in 1986. Adapted by Craig Warner.

Starring Michael Cashman as Gerry, Phil Daniels as Peter, Emma Fielding as Marie, Ann Windsor as Miss Coates and Richard Sandells as Hugh/Ian.

Producer: Turan Ali
First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.

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.

Compromised Immunity 2/220170801 (BBC7)

By Andy Kirby. After a nurse revealed his transfer, AIDS patient Gerry took the news badly

'Gay Britannia' season host, Ben Hunte introduces the second and final part of the bitter-sweet drama.

After developing a close relationship on the terminal ward, AIDS patient Gerry has taken the news of his nurse Peter's transfer to another hospital very badly...

One of Britain's first AIDS plays written by Andy Kirby for the Gay Sweatshop Theatre Company in 1986. Adapted by Craig Warner.

Starring Michael Cashman as Gerry, Phil Daniels as Peter, Emma Fielding as Marie, Ann Windsor as Miss Coates and Richard Sandells as Hugh/Ian.

Producer: Turan Ali
First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991.

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.

Happy That Way20170810 (BBC7)

Ben Hunte meets Gina Yashere, followed by the best out and proud BBC Radio comedy.

Award-winning comedian Gina Yashere shares some of her unforgettable LGBT moments with Ben Hunte.

Followed by:

Happy That Way

Graham Norton, Stephen Fry, Sue Perkins, Susan Calman, Al Porter, Mae Martin, Stephen K Amos, Suzi Ruffell, Paul Sinha and Sandi Toksvig...

Just some of the many talents in this special compilation programme made for BBC Radio 4 Extra celebrating the best out and proud BBC Radio comedy from the past five years.

Producer: Adnan Ahmed
BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra

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.

Little Britain20170805 (BBC7)

Ben Cohen introduces the comedy series, featuring 'only gay in the village' Daffyd Thomas.

PinkNews chief Benjamin Cohen shares his unforgettable LGBT moment with Gay Britannia season host Ben Hunte.

Followed by:

Little Britain: Series 1 (2/5)

The only gay in the village, Daffyd Thomas, plus Emily Howard, Marjorie Dawes and more!

Matt Lucas and David Walliams' oddball TV smash hit - back where it began on BBC radio.

With Tom Baker, Jean Ainslie, Paul Putner and Samantha Power.

Scripted by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

Producer: Ashley Blaker
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2001.

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.

Maurice 1/220170730 (BBC7)
20170731 (BBC7)

By EM Forster. Ben Hunte introduces Forster's tale of sexual awakening from 1914.

Award-winning lesbian publisher, Linda Riley shares her unforgettable LGBT moments with Ben Hunte.

Followed by:

Maurice by EM Forster. Part 1/2

Maurice Hall is an unremarkable young man from the suburbs whose journey to self-understanding is furthered by his intense but platonic relationship with a young aristocrat Clive Durham.

A tale of passion, defiance and sexual-awakening, Maurice was written in 1914 but not published until after EM Forster's death in 1970.

Starring Alex Wyndham as Maurice, Bertie Carvel as Clive, Joseph Kloska as Alec, Jasmine Callan as Kitty, Amy Hayes as Miss Olcott, John Dougall as Doctor Barry, Josh Freeborn as Young Maurice and Piers Stubbs as Young Dickie.

Dramatised by Philip Osment
Director: David Hunter
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007

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.

Maurice 2/220170806 (BBC7)
20170807 (BBC7)

By EM Forster. Maurice Hall is still wrestling with his sexuality. Introduced by Ben Hunte

The conclusion of EM Forster's Maurice, introduced by Ben Hunte.

Devastated by Clive Durham's "change" and his subsequent marriage, Maurice Hall, an unremarkable young man from the Edwardian suburbs, wrestles with his sexuality.

An encounter with Clive's gamekeeper Alec allows Maurice's real self to emerge...

Continuing a tale of passion, defiance and sexual-awakening - Maurice was first written in 1914 but not published until after author EM Forster's death in 1970.

Starring Alex Wyndham as Maurice, Bertie Carvel as Clive, Joseph Kloska as Alec, John Rowe as EM Forster, Christine Kavanagh as Mrs Hall, Eleanor Howell as Ada, Jasmine Callan as Kitty, William Ellis as Dickie, John Dougall as Dr Barry and Emma Noakes as Anne.

Dramatised by Philip Osment
Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

Paul O'grady - Round The Horne With Bona Law20170731 (BBC7)

Paul O'Grady chats to Ben Hunte. Plus, all rise for bona Julian and Sandy.

Paul O'Grady reflects on the rise of his alter-ego, drag queen character, Lily Savage. More from incomparable broadcaster in conversation with 4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season host, Ben Hunte.

Followed by:

Round the Horne Series 3 (2/20) with Bona Law

Will bona lawyers Julian and Sandy get to handle Kenneth Horne's briefs? and crossed swords in 'The Three Musketeers'.

Co-starring Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.

Round the Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres.

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser Hayes Four.
Producer: John Simmonds
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1967.

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.

Round The Horne With Bona Law20170730 (BBC7)

Paul O'Grady chats to Ben Hunte. Plus, all rise for bona Julian and Sandy.

Stealing The Scene20170809 (BBC7)

Ben Hunte meets Peter Tatchell, followed by a drama about the OutRage action of 1994.

Activist Peter Tatchell shares his unforgettable LGBT moments with Gay Britannia season host Ben Hunte

Followed by:

Phil Willmott's Stealing the Scene

What do you do if you're a 17-year-old boy growing up in South London and the best thing in your life is the love you have for another man?

This age of consent drama follows Joe through the months leading up to the protest by the gay action group OutRage on 7th May 1994.

Starring David Cruz as Joe, Lee Ross as Sam, Robert Patterson as Ted and Stevan Rimkus as Alan.

Director: Lucy Hackney

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1994.

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.

Stephen K Amos - What Does The K Stand For?20170802 (BBC7)

Ben Hunte introduces teenage Stephen plucking up courage to reveal his secret.

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season welcomes Stephen K Amos to the Comedy Club, telling Ben Hunte about coming out as a gay comedian and sharing his memorable LGBT moment.

Followed by:

What Does the K Stand For?
Series 3 (4/4) Let's Talk About Sex

Stephen plucks up the courage to reveal a secret...

Travel back in time to the 1980's to relive Stephen K Amos's teenage years growing up gay, funny and black in South London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Stars Ellen Thomas, Laurie Kynaston, Stephen K Amos, Bola Okun, Emerald Crankson, Karen Bartke and David Sterne.

Producer: Paul Sheehan.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017

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.

The Archers' Gay Wedding20170804 (BBC7)

Ben Hunte introduces Ian and Adam's 2006 civil partnership in Ambridge.

BBC 3's 'Queer Britain' host, Riyadh Khalaf shares his very memorable LGBT moment with Ben Hunte.

Followed by:

The Archers' Gay Wedding:

It's a busy day in Ambridge as the residents prepare for Ian and Adam's civil partnership...

Starring Andrew Wincott as Adam Macy and Ian Craig as Stephen Kennedy.

With Hedli Niklaus, Richard Attlee, Angela Piper, Kellie Bright, Alan Devereux, Charles Collingwood,
Gerard Murphy and Tamsin Grieg.

Script Writer: Tim Stimpson
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2006.

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.

The Bona History Of Julian And Sandy20170729 (BBC7)

Paul O'Grady talks polari to Ben Hunte, plus Maureen Lipman's vada at Round the Horne.

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season welcomes the fantabulosa Paul O'Grady to talk polari - and solve some mysteries of the gay slang - with host, Ben Hunte.

Followed by:

The Bona History of Julian and Sandy:

Maureen Lipman's vada at the legendary omi-polones from 'Round the Horne', as portrayed by Kenneth Williams and Hugh Paddick.

Featuring Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Barry Took and Kenneth Horne.

Just the catchphrase of the legendary camp double-act "Hello, I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy" was enough to spark audience laughter. Thanks to the sharply written scripts of Barry Took and Marty Feldman, Paddick and Williams helped introduce the camp gay language of polari to BBC listeners over four series between 1965 - 1968.

Each week, straight man Kenneth Horne found himself trolling into a variety of bona scenarios, being mercilessly sent up by the innuendo-loving duo.

Lipman explains more of the mysteries of speaking polari, along with classic Round the Horne clips from Bona Law, Rentachap, Bona Tours, Ballet Bona and Bona Productions.

Written and produced by Turan Ali.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998

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.

The Life Of Lily Savage20170805 (BBC7)

The incomparable broadcaster Paul O'Grady recalls his LGBT life and alter ego Lily Savage.

The incomparable broadcaster Paul O'Grady recalls his LGBT life and alter ego, Lily Savage - in conversation with Gay Britannia season host, Ben Hunte.

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.

The Tinker's Daughter20170805 (BBC7)

By Patrice Chaplin. Ruth Hunt introduces the Edwardian tale of a girl's growing obsession.

Stonewall's CEO, Ruth Hunt shares her unforgettable LGBT moments with Gay Britannia season host, Ben Hunte.

Followed by:

Patrice Chaplin's The Tinker's Daughter

In Edwardian England, Meriel lives a life of privilege on her family's country estate. Her isolated existence is enhanced by the lack of love from her parents, who wanted a son. Then she becomes obsessed by a local girl - a relationship which starts innocently develops into her first love-affair...

Sadly this drama was not kept in the BBC archive, so we're indebted to a BBC Radio 4 Extra listener who recommended a repeat and luckily found her cassette copy in her attic which has been digitised for broadcast.

Stars Deborah Makepeace as Meriel, Zelah Clarke as Amy, Richard Pasco as Papa, Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Mama, Sheila Grant as Louisa, Pauline Letts as Aunt Charlotte, Sandor Eles as Prince Ferdinand, Brian Smith as Horace, Clare Travers-Deacon as Cecilia, Ronald Herdman as Wallace and Garard Green as Butler/Soames

Producer: Cherry Cookson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986

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.

01How To Have A Perfect Marriage, Series 1 Omnibus20170813 (BBC7)
20170814 (BBC7)

By Nicholas McInerny. Karen is content until she finds an odd text on her husband's phone.

Writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical look at modern relationships. Introduced by Ben Hunte.

Karen is a busy mum of teenage girls, contentedly burbling along in her humdrum, happy-enough life. She finds an odd text on husband Jack's phone. Her confrontation reveals a seismic shock she did not see coming...

Stars Julia Ford as Karen, Greg Wise as Jack, Katriona Perrett as Naomi, Ellie Bindman as Ella, Liza Sadovy as Cecily and Con O'Neil as Ben.

Music: instrumental by Greg Wise, vocals by Amy Liptrott
Producer: Melanie Harris
Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.

01How To Have A Perfect Marriage, Series 1, Ep 1/520170807 (BBC7)

By Nicholas McInerny. The tale of a husband coming out as gay after 19 years.

YouTuber Calum McSwiggan shares his unforgettable LGBT moment with Gay Britannia season host, Ben Hunte

Followed by:

Writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical look at modern relationships in 'How to Have a Perfect Marriage'.

Karen is a busy mum of teenage girls, contentedly burbling along in her humdrum, happy-enough life. She finds an odd text on husband Jack's phone. Her confrontation reveals a seismic shock she did not see coming...

Stars Julia Ford as Karen, Greg Wise as Jack, Katriona Perrett as Naomi, Ellie Bindman as Ella, Liza Sadovy as Cecily and Con O'Neill as Ben.

Music: instrumental by Greg Wise, vocals by Amy Liptrott
Producer: Melanie Harris
Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast 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.

01How To Have A Perfect Marriage, Series 1, Ep 2/520170808 (BBC7)

By Nicholas McInerny. After 19 years, denial seems the easiest option for Karen.

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season host, Ben Hunte introduces the second part of Nicholas McInerny's How to Have a Perfect Marriage.

Karen decides the easiest route is denial. Her mother is restless, her daughter is smoking weed, and her best friend needs help. The last thing Karen wants is to deal with her newly out gay husband. It's too painful.

Stars Julia Ford as Karen, Greg Wise as Jack, Katriona Perrett as Naomi, Ellie Bindman as Ella, Liza Sadovy as Miranda, Toby Sawyer as Malcolm and Con O'Neill as Ben.

Producer: Melanie Harris

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.

01How To Have A Perfect Marriage, Series 1, Ep 3/520170809 (BBC7)

By Nicholas McInerny. Karen's husband is out on his first date with a man.

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season host Ben Hunte introduces the third part of Nicholas McInerny's How to Have a Perfect Marriage.

Things unravel further for Karen. Her daughter storms out, her best friend Miranda feels let down and husband Jack is out on his first date with a man.

Stars Julia Ford as Karen, Greg Wise as Jack, Katriona Perrett as Naomi, Ellie Bindman as Ella, Liza Sadovy as Miranda and Toby Sawyer as Tom.

Producer: Melanie Harris

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.

01How To Have A Perfect Marriage, Series 1, Ep 4/520170810 (BBC7)

By Nicholas McInerny. Karen longs for Jack to fall in love with her again.

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season host Ben Hunte introduces the fourth part of of Nicholas McInerny's How to Have a Perfect Marriage.

Karen longs for husband Jack to look at her, to notice her, to fall in love with her again. But he is excited by his new relationship and torn apart by the pain he is causing around him. It's time for them all to make some decisions.

Stars Julia Ford as Karen, Greg Wise as Jack, Liza Sadovy as Miranda Con O'Neill as Ben and Toby Sawyer as Tom.

Producer: Melanie Harris

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.

01How To Have A Perfect Marriage, Series 1, Ep 5/520170811 (BBC7)

By Nicholas McInerny. Karen and Jack celebrate their wedding anniversary as they always do

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season host Ben Hunte introduces the final part of Series One of Nicholas McInerny's How to Have a Perfect Marriage.

Karen and Jack celebrate their wedding anniversary the way they always do, on Primrose Hill, with flowers and a take-away. But this year is different.

Stars Julia Ford as Karen, Greg Wise as Jack, Liza Sadovy as Cecily, Katriona Perrett as Naomi and Toby Sawyer as Tom.

Producer: Melanie Harris

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.

01Tales Of The City, Series 1 Omnibus20170806 (BBC7)
20170807 (BBC7)

It's 1976 and Mary Ann arrives in San Francisco hoping for adventure.

Armistead Maupin's acclaimed tale of San Francisco is introduced by Ben Hunte.

San Francisco, 1976: Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young woman from Cleveland, Ohio arrives in San Francisco for a vacation. She is 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 drugs 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.

01Tales Of The City, Series 1, Ep 1/520170731 (BBC7)

By Armistead Maupin. Ben Hunte introduces the 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.

Followed by:

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.

01Tales Of The City, Series 1, Ep 2/520170801 (BBC7)

By Armistead Maupin. Mary Ann has a new job, and there is afternoon delight for Anna.

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season host, Ben Hunte introduces the second part of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.

San Francisco, 1976: Anna and Edgar share some afternoon delight at 28 Barbary Lane. Mary Ann is loving her new life, and there's a surprise visitor for Mona...

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, Jos Slovick as Michael, Lou Hirsch as Edgar, John Guerasio as Beauchamp and Simon Lee Philips as Jon.

Dramatised by Bryony Lavery.
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.

01Tales Of The City, Series 1, Ep 3/520170802 (BBC7)

By Armistead Maupin. Mary Ann considers her future and Michael hopes that Jon will move in

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season host, Ben Hunte introduces the third part of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City set in San Francisco.

Disillusioned, Mary Ann Singleton is considering moving back to Cleveland. Mona and Michael cook up a scheme to pay the rent.

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, Jos Slovick as Michael, Lou Hirsch as Edgar, Bernice Stegers as Frannie, John Guerasio as Beauchamp, Valerie Cutko as D'Or, Simon Lee Philips as Jon and Kerry Shale as Siegel/Hampton.

Dramatised by Bryony Lavery.
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.

01Tales Of The City, Series 1, Ep 4/520170803 (BBC7)

By Armistead Maupin. It's almost Thanksgiving and Anna rents out her last apartment.

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season host, Ben Hunte introduces the fourth part of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.

San Francisco, 1976: Anna Madrigal has an empty rooftop apartment in her lodgings at 28 Barbary Lane. Travelling salesman Norman may be the perfect tenant. It's nearly Thanksgiving and romance is in the air - but not for Dede who gets some unexpected news...

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, Jos Slovick as Michael, Lou Hirsch as Edgar, Bernice Stegers as Binkie, John Guerasio as Beauchamp, Valerie Cutko as D'Or, Simon Lee Philips as Jon and Kerry Shale as Norman.

Dramatised by Bryony Lavery.
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.

01Tales Of The City, Series 1, Ep 5/520170804 (BBC7)

By Armistead Maupin. Secrets old and new are revealed at Anna's Christmas party.

4 Extra's 'Gay Britannia' season host, Ben Hunte introduces the final part of Series One of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.

San Francisco, 1976: Christmas is coming to Barbary Lane, but what will it bring for Mrs Madrigal's special people? Something shocking for Mary Ann? Something heart-breaking for Anna? What about Mona and Mouse?

Starring Kate Harper as Anna Madrigal, Lydia Wilson as Mary Ann, Nancy Crane as Dede, Buffy Davis as Mona, Jos Slovick as Michael, Lou Hirsch as Edgar, Bernice Stegers as Binkie, John Guerasio as Beauchamp, Valerie Cutko as D'Or, Simon Lee Philips as Jon and Kerry Shale as Norman.

Dramatised by Bryony Lavery.
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.