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Compact: A Testing Time


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A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian faces a major crisis, Bridget is made a princess, and Dorothy Carrington prepares for an important afternoon.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Hugh Whitemore
Story editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: William Sterling
Director: Julia Smith
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mrs. Magnum: Judy Campbell
Ben: Bill Kerr
David: Vincent Ball
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Dorothy Carrington: Athene Seyler
Doug: Lawrence James
Harry: Lionel Murton
Sir John Marsden: Ralph Michael
Mr. Magnum: Henry Gilbert
Charles Bradburn: John Graham
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Driving examiner: Hugh Morton
Photographers: Norman Hartley
Photographers: Tony Leary

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Compact: A Testing Time

BBC One London, 4 May 1965 19.30

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