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Season 1
Episode 1 - The First Issue Episode 2 - Advice To Readers Episode 3 - Efficiency Expert Episode 4 - Cover Photograph Episode 5 - Tea Break Episode 6 - Personal Problem Episode 7 - The New Broom Episode 8 - Sally Speaks Up Episode 9 - Question Of Identity Episode 10 - Wedding Grove Episode 11 - Suspicion Of Theft Episode 12 - Happy Birthday Episode 13 - Valentine's Day Episode 14 - Testing Time Episode 15 - Something To Celebrate Episode 16 - Press Reception Episode 17 - A True Story Episode 18 - Circulation Figures Episode 19 - News From New York Episode 20 - A Breath Of Air Episode 21 - The Party Episode 22 - After The Ball Episode 23 - Shocks And Bruises Episode 24 - Weekend Episode 25 - Action Stations Episode 26 - The Ideal Husband Episode 27 - Future Plans Episode 28 - Facing The Facts Episode 29 - A Night Out Episode 30 - Point Of Departure Episode 31 - Surprises By Post Episode 32 - A Piece Of Cake Episode 33 - Pets Corner Episode 34 - The Man For The Job Episode 35 - Down The Hatch Episode 36 - Stormy Weather Episode 37 - Musical Evening Episode 38 - Talent Contest Episode 39 - Visting Hours Episode 40 - Mixed Receptions Episode 41 - Home And Away Episode 42 - Day Of Frenzy Episode 43 - Moment Of Truth Episode 44 - In A Spin Episode 45 - The Big Chance Episode 46 - Garden Party Episode 47 - Happy Returns Episode 48 - Man And Wife Episode 49 - Blackmail Episode 50 - Take-Over Time Episode 51 - The Proposal Episode 52 - Faraway Places Episode 53 - Barbecue Episode 54 - A Day Of Problems Episode 55 - Comings And Goings Episode 56 - Looking Ahead Episode 57 - Weekend Plans Episode 58 - Settlement Day Episode 59 - Gone Astray Episode 60 - Evening Date Episode 61 - A Night Out Episode 62 - Pay Off Episode 63 - Moving Up Episode 64 - Surprise Party Episode 65 - Riding For A Fall Episode 66 - Unguarded Moment Episode 67 - Skin Deep Episode 68 - The Contest Episode 69 - Ebb And Flow Episode 70 - Budget Leak Episode 71 - Andiamo Episode 72 - Out For The Count Episode 73 - Finger Of Suspicion Episode 74 - Detective Work Episode 75 - The Elopement Episode 76 - Heartbeat Episode 77 - The First Clue Episode 78 - Trapped Episode 79 - The Morning After Episode 80 - Facing The Facts Episode 81 - Heart To Heart Episode 82 - Day Of Revolutions Episode 83 - True To Type Episode 84 - Where There's Smoke Episode 85 - Burns And Shock Episode 86 - Who's Who? Episode 87 - Horoscope Episode 88 - Point Of Departure Episode 89 - The Truth Of The Matter Episode 90 - A Case Of Identity Episode 91 - Questions And Answers Episode 92 - French Leave Episode 93 - Lost And Found Episode 94 - Art And Craft Episode 95 - The Best Laid Plans Episode 96 - Profit And Loss Episode 97 - Setting A Trap Episode 98 - Sparks Flying Episode 99 - The Bad Penny Episode 100 - All That Jazz Episode 101 - Five More Shopping Days Episode 102 - Christmas Spirit Episode 103 - Business As Usual
Season 2
Episode 1 - Happy Birthday Episode 2 - Merely Players Episode 3 - Picture Page Episode 4 - Research Pays Off Episode 5 - Waiting For News Episode 6 - Staff Changes Episode 7 - The New Editor Episode 8 - To See Ourselves Episode 9 - Changing Step Episode 10 - Military Honours Episode 11 - Vital Talks Episode 12 - The Man For The Job Episode 13 - Black Ice Episode 14 - The Magpie's Hoard Episode 15 - The Thief Episode 16 - United We Stand Episode 17 - Shrove Tuesday Episode 18 - Unofficial Strike Episode 19 - Emergency Episode 20 - Normal Working Episode 21 - On The Edge Episode 22 - Shock Tactics Episode 23 - The Winner Episode 24 - Chicken And Champagne Episode 25 - The Highway Man Episode 26 - A List Of Names Episode 27 - The Wrong Idea Episode 28 - Fire And Water Episode 29 - A Question Of Age Episode 30 - Tangled Web Episode 31 - Little Boy Lost Episode 32 - Sent To Coventry Episode 33 - Money Trouble Episode 34 - Mr Bruce Remembers Episode 35 - Echo From The Past Episode 36 - The Puffing Doctor Episode 37 - A Novel Situation Episode 38 - Bitter Wine Episode 39 - Moments Of Truth Episode 40 - The New Understanding Episode 41 - I'll Be In Scotland Before Ye Episode 42 - Auld Acquaintance Episode 43 - Family Crisis Episode 44 - The McDee In London Episode 45 - A Day At The Seaside Episode 46 - Run Away Episode 47 - Truth Will Out Episode 48 - Living In The Past Episode 49 - Big Brother Episode 50 - Out In Limbo Episode 51 - A Case Of Desperation Episode 52 - Welcome Home Episode 53 - Missing Facts Episode 54 - Artist Unknown Episode 55 - Back To Work Episode 56 - Where Is The Skeleton? Episode 57 - A Mystery Solved Episode 58 - Highland Fling Episode 59 - The Ultimatum Episode 60 - Power Play Episode 61 - The Reluctant Heroine Episode 62 - Principles Won't Stop James Episode 63 - Who Pays For Leadership? Episode 64 - Because Of Alan Episode 65 - Stolen - One Cigarette Case, Gold Episode 66 - Man Proposes Episode 67 - Investigations Proceed Episode 68 - A Shower Of Confetti Episode 69 - On The Run Episode 70 - The Gamblers Episode 71 - Lost, Stolen, Or Strayed Episode 72 - A Ring For Iris Episode 73 - Faith And Begorra Episode 74 - A Touch Of The Blarney Episode 75 - Surprise Packet Episode 76 - The Sound Of Fury Episode 77 - Aftermath Episode 78 - The Party Member Episode 79 - The Mighty Fallen Episode 80 - The Reception Episode 81 - Alarms And Excursions Episode 82 - Two Faced Episode 83 - Stranded Episode 84 - Two Lovely Black Eyes Episode 85 - Chain Of Events Episode 86 - Night Call Episode 87 - Dinner At Eight Episode 88 - Marmot James Again Episode 89 - Fireworks All Round Episode 90 - Fire And Water Episode 91 - You Have Talent - We Want It Episode 92 - They Fell Among Thieves Episode 93 - The News Breaks Episode 94 - Happy Birthday Episode 95 - The Tax Man Cometh Episode 96 - Bottled On The Premises Episode 97 - Celebration Episode 98 - Afterthoughts Episode 99 - No Promises - I'll Take Cash Episode 100 - Wait For The Bang Episode 101 - The New Editor Episode 102 - A Job For The Boy Episode 103 - Dress Rehearsal Episode 104 Episode 105 - Happy New Year
Season 3
Episode 1 - Weekend Guest Episode 2 - A Place Of Your Own Episode 3 - A Question Of Morals Episode 4 - The Enquiry Episode 5 - The Opening Episode 6 - Hand In Marriage Episode 7 - The Best Policy Episode 8 - One Of Us Must Go Episode 9 - Love You And Leave You Episode 10 - Battle Of The Sexes Episode 11 - Unexpected Guests Episode 12 - Mutual Understanding Episode 13 - Surprises Episode 14 - Walls Have Ears Episode 15 - In The Air Episode 16 - The Poison Spreads Episode 17 - The Fatal Call Episode 18 - An End And A Beginning Episode 19 - The Night Visitors Episode 20 - Plots And Plans Episode 21 - Secrets And Lies Episode 22 - The Ides Of March Episode 23 - False Evidence Episode 24 - A Difficult Assignment Episode 25 - The Eve Of The Wedding Episode 26 - Just Married - Good Luck Episode 27 - Honeymoon And Holidays Episode 28 - Rush Job Episode 29 - Moment Of Truth Episode 30 - Hot And Cold Episode 31 - Home And Away Episode 32 - Ian In Danger Episode 33 - Investigations Episode 34 - Guilty Conscience Episode 35 - To Be Delivered By Hand Episode 36 - Business Not Blackmail Episode 37 - A Ray Of Hope Episode 38 - Success Story Episode 39 - Wine, Women, And Song Episode 40 - Delicate Negotiations Episode 41 - Parties And Quarrels Episode 42 - Who Is Eddie Pritchard? Episode 43 - Crossed Swords Episode 44 - A Question Of Loyalties Episode 45 - To Catch A Thief Episode 46 - Play On Crime Episode 47 - The Unexpected Episode 48 - Encounter Episode 49 - The Verdict Was Guilty Episode 50 - Emergency Call Episode 51 - The Kiss Of Life Episode 52 - Have You Anything To Say? Episode 53 - Hide And Seek Episode 54 - Find The Lady Episode 55 - Responsibilities Episode 56 - Time Of Trial Episode 57 - A Boy Comes Home Episode 58 - Old Friends And Familiar Faces Episode 59 - The Offer Episode 60 - The Dilemma Episode 61 - The Bowler Hat Trick Episode 62 - A Game Of Consequences Episode 63 - Model Mystery Episode 64 - Unexpected Temperament Episode 65 - Paradise - My Island Home Episode 66 - Departures Episode 67 - Backfire Episode 68 - Business With Pleasure Episode 69 - Treasure Hunt Episode 70 - Many Questions Episode 71 - Blow The Wind - Westerly Episode 72 - Dear Mister Bruce Episode 73 - Unconditional Surrender Episode 74 - Best Laid Plans Episode 75 - Credit Where Credit's Due Episode 76 - The Warning Episode 77 - Departure And Return Episode 78 - Friends And Relations Episode 79 - Goodbye Forever Episode 80 - The Shadow Of Danger Episode 81 - Between Life And Death Episode 82 - A Spy In The Camp Episode 83 - Smugglers Gold Episode 84 - Kooky Christening Episode 85 - Moving On Episode 86 - To The Rescue Episode 87 - Over The Wall Episode 88 - Mistaken Identity Episode 89 - Home And Dry Episode 90 - Maiden Voyage Episode 91 - Tangled Web Episode 92 - Secrets All Round Episode 93 - Lost Property Episode 94 - The Truth Will Out Episode 95 - Weekend Plans Episode 96 - Accident - Presumed Drowned Episode 97 - On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner And Blitzen! Episode 98 - Seven More Shopping Days Episode 99 - Change Partners Episode 100 - Do Me A Favour! Episode 101 - A Surprise For Christmas Episode 102 - A Partridge In A Pear Tree
Season 4
Episode 1 - Ring In The New Episode 2 - Day Of Deliverance Episode 3 - Fare Thee Well, For I Must Leave Thee Episode 4 - Discoveries Of The Day Episode 5 - Togetherness Episode 6 - Troublemaker Episode 7 - The Last Straw Episode 8 - Heart To Heart Episode 9 - Late Call Episode 10 - A Marriage Has Been Arranged… Episode 11 - Many A Slip Episode 12 - Thunder On The Left Episode 13 - Tell It Not In Faith Episode 14 - A Family Affair Episode 15 - Change Of Plan Episode 16 - Kidnapped Episode 17 - It Happens To Other People Episode 18 - Where There's Smoke Episode 19 - Patience On A Monument Episode 20 - Blow Hot, Blow Cold Episode 21 - Change Of Heart Episode 22 - Food For Thought Episode 23 - The End Of A Song Episode 24 - The Man From Paris Episode 25 - The Wrong Set Episode 26 - The Egnet Sings Episode 27 - A Cigarette That Bears A Lipstick's Trace Episode 28 - The Last Act Episode 29 - A Tangled Web Episode 30 - Who's Who? Episode 31 - Never Trust A Woman Episode 32 - Travellers Return Episode 33 - Gone Away Episode 34 - Publish And Be Damned Episode 35 - Action For Libel Episode 36 - Testing Time Episode 37 - Plots, Plans, And A Party Episode 38 - True Or False? Episode 39 - Hide And Seek Episode 40 - Wild Goose Chase Episode 41 - High Court, Low Court Episode 42 - Best Laid Schemes Episode 43 - Trouble Brewing Episode 44 - Any Other Business? Episode 45 - Time Flies Episode 46 - Friends And Enemies Episode 47 - Day Of Decision Episode 48 - Hidden Depths Episode 49 - Appearances Can Be Deceptive Episode 50 - The Truth Will Out Episode 51 - The Off-White Elephant Episode 52 - Winners And Losers Episode 53 - Engagements At Sea Episode 54 - Storm Warning Episode 55 - Change Of Plans Episode 56 - Trouble Across The Water Episode 57 - Destination - Paris Episode 58 - Paris Is For Lovers Episode 59 - If The Shoe Fits… Episode 60 - Journey's End
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Compact

Compact was a British television soap opera shown by the BBC between 1962 and 1965. The series was created by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling, who together went on to devise Crossroads. In contrast to the kitchen sink realism of Coronation Street, Compact was a distinctly middle-class serial, set in the more “sophisticated” arena of magazine publishing. An early “avarice” soap, it took the viewer into the business workplace, and aligned the professional lives of the characters with more personal storylines. The show was scheduled for broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays, thus avoiding a clash with ITV’s Coronation Street on Mondays and Wednesdays.

When Compact began, the editor was a woman, Joanne Minster, yet it was not long before she was replaced by Ian Harmon, the son of the magazine’s owner.

Despite being largely criticised by reviewers, Compact was popular with the general public, and in 1964 a regular omnibus edition was introduced, broadcast on Sundays. Morris Barry, a some-time actor and BBC director – he directed several Doctor Who stories in the 1960s – took over as producer and was given a brief to spice the series up in view of the criticism it had received from the national press. But the BBC, never comfortable with the concept of soap opera, quietly dropped the series in 1965.

TV Status: Ended

Duration: 30 min

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