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The Saturday Play: Blithe Spirit


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Noel Coward's classic comedy, adapted for radio by Bert Coules.
When writer Charles Condomine invites a medium to hold a seance at his country house, he anticipates little more than some harmless fakery and a lot of good material for his new novel. Instead, he gets a ghostly visitation from his dead first wife, rather to the chagrin of his very much alive second one.


Author: Noel Coward
Adapted by: Bert Coules
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Director: Philip Franks
Charles: Roger Allam
Madame Arcati: Maggie Steed
Elvira: Zoe Waites
Ruth: Hermlone Gulllford
Dr Bradman: David Killick
Mrs Bradman: Tilly Tremayne
Edith: Natalie Cassidy

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The Saturday Play: Blithe Spirit

BBC Radio 4 FM, 13 December 2008 14.30

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