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Compact: Beat the Man Down


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A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.
A second chance to see the week's episodes on BBC-1.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N. J. Crisp
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: David Giles
Iris: Louise Dunn
Stan: Johnny Wade
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Alan: Basil Moss
David: Vincent Ball
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Norman Spring: Lew Luton
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Janet: Christine Pollan
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mario: Conrad Monk
Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
A barber: Ken Waller
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mike Fuller: Richard Coleman
MandyBarnes: Hal Dyer
Jack Townsend: Richard Owens
Oliver Coombs: Eric Barker
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mr Pettigrew: Walter Glennie
Vivien: Patricia Haines

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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