Compact (1962–1965)

TV Series   |    |  Drama

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BBC series set in the offices of a glossy women's magazine. It was one of several attempts to develop a soap opera to rival Coronation Street. Until Eastenders, none took off.


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Hazel Adair, Peter Ling

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7 January 2015 | louiseculmer
| Life in the magazine business
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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2 January 1962



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