ALICE HOGAN - 48, an ex-artist's model still retaining a lot of her beauty. Impulsive, funny and honest. Now adrift and unsettled after the death of the love of her life.
NED JONES - 60, thin and wiry. Neat dresser, sharp tongued, a little pedantic. Intelligent, civilized, casts a jaundiced eye over life.
PEGGY BLACK - 31, a business woman. PLain, hard-shell exterior, emotionally confused interior. Bright, Swiss-American education. Tries hard to appear efficient and in control.
JOSEPH PANAMA - 31, a man, not a boy. Good body, great charm and sex appeal. Open, uncomplicated, happy, very much at ease with his lifestyle.