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Compact: Happy New Year


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A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian faces the New Year with a serious problem; but for Alan the future seems to be 'set fair'.
(Gretchen Franklin is appearing in 'Gentle Jack' at the Queen's Theatre, London)


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Costume Supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Design: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Bruce: Robert Flemying
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Ian: Ronald Allen
Marmot James: David Langton
Alan: Basil Moss
Iris: Louise Dunn
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Vivien Ames: Patricia Haines
Alison: Betty Cooper
Tim: Scot Finch
Mitch: Diana Beevers
David: Vincent Ball
Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
Gym instructor: Douglas Blackwell
Ella Bedford: Gretchen Franklin

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Compact: Happy New Year

BBC Television, 31 December 1963 19.35

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