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Compact: The First Clue


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A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Throughout a tense day, visitors keep arriving at the office-bringing their own share of problems. Ian takes on a new secretary, and Joanne uncovers a secret.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script Associate: Sheilah Ward
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Joan Craft
Margie: Sonia Graham
Tom: Donald Hewlett
Ian: Ronald Allen
Receptionist: Betty Ellis
Janet Ellis: Christine Pollon
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Babbage: Donald Morley
Mrs Sullivan: Dorothea Rundle
Miss Sullivan: Margery Withers
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Mark: Gareth Davies
Miss Robson: Patricia Lawrence
Lois: Dawn Beret
Bryan Marchant: Keith Buckley
Carol Beach: Mandy Miller
Adrian Coombs: Robert Desmond
Iris: Louise Dunn
Vic Vandervell: Paul Carpenter
Alison: Betty Cooper
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Tim: Scot Finch
Miss Lachland: Madeleine Christie
Peter Viss: David Crichton
Mme Roussin: Annette Carell
Stan Millet: Johnny Wade

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Compact: The First Clue

BBC Television, 25 September 1962 19.30

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