BBC R4 - Noël Coward's 'Hay Fever' Broadcast November 14, 1992
Comedy of manners where the comfort of guests of a family at a country house is wrecked by familial in-fighting.
A sparkling, witty comedy by one of our most famous and successful playwrights. It is the 1920s, and the self-absorbed Bliss family is hosting an unconventional house party. Everyone has invited a guest for the week-end -- but without consulting the others. Of course the situation rapidly becomes complicated, with delicious shades of farce, when the family starts trying to seduce one another's guests.
Cast Judi Dench - Judith Bliss Michael Williams - David Bliss Geoffrey Palmer - Richard Greatham Celia Imrie - Myra Arundel Patricia Brake - Jackie Coryton Christopher Blake - Sandy Tyrell Patrick Pearson - Simon Bliss Alison Reid - Sorel Bliss Patricia Hayes - Clara