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Compact: On the Edge


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A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Pat Warren's personal drama reaches a terrifying climax, in which Mark and Edmund Bruce play their part. Quarrels are in the air: Gussie and Alan both find themselves at odds with their colleagues. Iris receives an invitation-with unexpected consequences.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Pat Warren: Carolyn Pertwee
Valerie Peters: Lyn Ashley
Mark: Gareth Davies
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Iris: Louise Dunn
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Mavis Warren: Betty England
Alan: Basil Moss
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James
Derek Halliday: Keith Anderson
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Tony: Norman Florence
Radiographer: June Wyndham Davies
Stan: Johnny Wade

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