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Compact: Auld Acquaintance


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A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Gussie wakes to a day of surprises: the first and most astonishing comes with a cup of tea. David Rome finds himself highly unpopular with at least two members of the Compact team. In Scotland, A. A. Logan proves to be anything but the man Doug and Gussie went up to meet. Alison takes a day off-and walks straight into the most amazing discovery of her life.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Archie Clark
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry Director: Paddy Russell
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Iris: Louise Dunn
Alan: Basil Moss
Lorna Willis Ede: Brenda Kaye
Miss Logan: Effie Morrison
Tim: Scot Finch
David Rome: Vincent Ball
Susan: Sonia Fox
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Celia: Rachel Gurney
The McDee: Jack Lambert
Gerald Brockman: Derek Aylward
Rosemary Gray: Jackie Lenya
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont
Shirley Hawkins: Margaret Christensen
Alison: Betty Cooper
Ken Hawkins: Edward Evans

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Compact: Auld Acquaintance

BBC Television, 23 May 1963 19.30

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