Hazel Adair

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Hazel
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Adair
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Interview Number: 
477
Interview Date(s): 
13 Jun 2000
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53
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Interview

See also Interview 622. 

BECTU HISTORY PROJECT

INTERVIEW No.477, HAZEL ADAIR. 13'™ June, 2000. Interviewer Alan Sapper.

Tape 1, side 1.

Born in India, Darjeeling, Came to England very young, at 18 months. British nationality, Mother Irish. Learnt to dance at three. Acting at BBC. “Ladies in Waiting” early 50°s. “At Your Service” ran three years. Equity. Writers Guild. International Writers Guild.. BECTU. “Virgin Witch for Taigon” . “Crossroads” being brought back Carlton. View on TV drama. Joan Kemp Welsh, Peter Morley, Verity Lambert, “Crossroads” , Lew Grade, Peter Ling, “Compact” In London, Live and recorded, acting better on live, America, “Peter the Great”, “Catherine the Great”, NBC, Douglas Ray, agent. Russia, Soviet Union, Interpreter, South Africa, Richard Rowntree, Columbia, Aida Young, Linda Laplant, Zandra Angrin, 3Mills Studiios, “A Burnt Out Case” Graham Green. Live Performance, Special writing. Setting up movie finance, Writers Guild council, International, Douglas Alan. Son, Colin Adair, journalist Charles Adair, director, Craig, Peter O°Toole, Georgia McKenzie, granddaughter. Ted Willis,

Side 2.

Writers Guild, Frank Muir and Denis Norden, Sid Colin, Jazz with Alan Sapper, Sheila ? , Ted Willis, Kenneth More..

Biographical

British soap opera pioneer Hazel Adair, who helped create Crossroads, Compact and the UK's first daily soap Sixpenny Corner,