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Hazel Adair

Hazel Adair, who died in November 2015 aged 95, was a pioneer of soap opera on British television. She was the co-creator of Sixpenny Corner, Britain’s first daily soap; Compact, the first serial to feature a regular black character; and, most famously, Crossroads. Here she is interviewed by Dr. Mary Irwin during her work on the AHRC-funded 'A History of Television for Women in Britain, 1947-89' at the University of Warwick in September 2011. You can also read Anthony Hayward's obituary of Hazel here. Our condolences go to Hazel's family so were so kind and supportive in facilitating Mary's interview with her.