Run by the forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (an unfortunate marriage, namewise, but in Carolyn's opinion, marginally better than Carolyn Shappey-Knapp), her two pilots are the smooth, experienced, and almost-certainly-fired-by-a-big-airline-for-all-around naughtiness Douglas, and struggling, almost competent Martin. All-round help is provided by Carolyn's near-idiot son, Arthur.
Written by John Finnemore, writer for The News Quiz and That Mitchell & Webb Sound.
©2008 John Finnemore & Pozzitive Television Ltd 2009; (P)2009 BBC Audio
A lover of audiobooks of all kinds, since childhood, when long car journeys were accompanied by Discworld stories. @ReineDesLivres (Twitter)
Buy this audiobook. Buy it now. Buy it fast. You'll laugh until you're sore in the stomach listening to the adventures of MJN air, Britain's least competent but most endearing airline. This is British radio humour at its very best, and it has Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast (as Captain Martin Crieff)! The entire series is excellent - there's not a dud episode among them. I cannot wait for more episodes so come, and have listened to these ones many times and they just keep staying funny. This is a future classic, destined for the comedy hall of fame.
Cabin Pressure is really what made me fall in love with radio dramas. I've never been one for audio recordings of stories, but this has fully converted me. Give it a go. I swear you won't regret it. Just beware listening to it in public; you may receive strange glances from strangers when you can't hold back your laughter.
Well-written, clever situation comedy about life in a charter airline. When it delves into the power differences between the characters, it gets funnier. Enjoyable and well-crafted.
Sci-fi, the always go to genre when it comes to books and audio books.
funny clever show that brings enjoyment to the listener. This series is much better than the 1st series.
John Finnemore is, as Arthur would say "Brilliant!"
The entire cast pull this off perfectly, even on repeat listens I still find myself chuckling!
This is an enjoyable comedy, the writing is good, but the pleasure is also in timing and performance of the actors.
I do not have a favourite character. The chemistry between the characters is entertaining and how they compliment each other, it would not work without any of them.
"Best radio comedy I have heard.."
I have listened to this and all of the series of Cabin Pressure many times, and cannot recommend it enough - it is simply brilliant.
Superb characters captured with skill, spot on timing and a witty script. A comedy classic!
In the words of Arthur, Brilliant! The funniest radio show by the king of comedy.
Funny, clever & beautifully played by the actors
I loved the episode where they drove the plane down the road
The first officer always turns in a great performance- & has a lovely voice.
"A work of genius"
Hilarious. I listened to this series on the radio and was delighted to be able to buy on Audible. Finnemore is a genius comedy writer and the cast of cabin pressure are superb.
I have listened to this series, from 1-4 (and special episodes) in an almost continuous loop. Each hearing still amuses me and my 6 & 7 year old daughters can recite from it! We love it x
"fun fun fun"
yet another brilliant series from Mr F..
Hillarious as usual. Never stopped laughing from the minute I started playing it.
Entirely delightful from start to finish! Very funny, entertaining, and well-executed. Listening to this always lifts my mood.
The whole series had me bursting into laughter so often that I must have looked like a complete loony to my fellow commuters. I keep revisiting it whenever I need cheering up of the audio kind.
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