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Series cast summary:
Frances Bennett ...
 Mary Augusta 'Gussie' Brown / ... (13 episodes, 1962-1965)
Robert Desmond ...
 Adrian / ... (11 episodes, 1963-1965)
Lawrence James ...
 Doug Beatty (11 episodes, 1963-1965)
Gareth Davies ...
 Mark Viccars (10 episodes, 1962-1963)
Vincent Ball ...
 David Rome (10 episodes, 1963-1965)
Bill Kerr ...
 Ben Bishop (10 episodes, 1963-1965)
Ronald Allen ...
 Ian / ... (9 episodes, 1962-1965)
Carmen Silvera ...
 Camilla Hope (9 episodes, 1963-1965)
Moray Watson ...
 Richard Lowe / ... (8 episodes, 1962-1963)
Beryl Cooke ...
 Mrs. Chater (8 episodes, 1963-1965)
Betty Cooper ...
 Alison Gray / ... (7 episodes, 1962-1963)
Louise Dunn ...
 Iris / ... (6 episodes, 1962-1964)
Jean Harvey ...
 Joanne Minster / ... (6 episodes, 1962)
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2 January 1962 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Life in the magazine business
7 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Compact was one of the first TV programmes that I can remember watching. A soap opera set in the offices of a women's glossy magazine, the opening credits showed a woman's face on the magazine cover. I can remember very little about the plot or characters, though a few of them have left a vague impression. One very dramatic plot line I can remember was the editor's wife being killed in a car crash while pregnant - they managed to save the baby though 'Ian's got a son' I can remember someone saying. An odd programme for a young child to enjoy, but I did. I would love to watch it again so I could find out whether I still thought it was good, but sadly it seems hardly any episodes survive. A great pity.


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