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Series cast summary:
 Mary Augusta 'Gussie' Beatty / ... (272 episodes, 1962-1965)
Robert Desmond ...
 Adrian Coombs (238 episodes, 1962-1965)
Ronald Allen ...
 Ian Harmon (223 episodes, 1962-1965)
Louise Dunn ...
 Iris Alcott / ... (215 episodes, 1962-1965)
Lawrence James ...
 Doug Beatty / ... (205 episodes, 1962-1965)
Carmen Silvera ...
 Camilla Hope (190 episodes, 1963-1965)
Basil Moss ...
 Alan Drew (187 episodes, 1963-1965)
Vincent Ball ...
 David Rome (175 episodes, 1963-1965)
Gareth Davies ...
 Mark Viccars (165 episodes, 1962-1963)
Betty Cooper ...
 Alison Morley / ... (162 episodes, 1962-1964)
Beryl Cooke ...
 Mrs. Chater (162 episodes, 1963-1965)
Johnnie Wade ...
 Stan Millet (161 episodes, 1962-1965)
Bill Kerr ...
 Ben Bishop (156 episodes, 1963-1965)
Robert Flemyng ...
 Edmund Bruce (152 episodes, 1963-1964)


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Release Date:

2 January 1962 (UK)  »

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Technical Specs


(373 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Almost all episodes of this series no longer exist, with as few as four known to survive as of June 2009. See more »


Referenced in The End of the Line? (2011) See more »

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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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