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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 Radio/TV Program

Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
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Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin), Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam (The Thick of It) star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

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

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    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 05-07-14
    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 05-07-14 Member Since 2015

    A lover of audiobooks of all kinds, since childhood, when long car journeys were accompanied by Discworld stories. @ReineDesLivres (Twitter)

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    "In a word ... brilliant"

    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.

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    tanpham 02-05-16
    tanpham 02-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "British Comedy!!!!"

    Love the performance by the actors!!!
    First Officer is the witty one. Enjoyed his satire.
    Great series to wind down

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    Lindsay Harris Philadelphia, PA USA 11-29-15
    Lindsay Harris Philadelphia, PA USA 11-29-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Always fun."

    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.

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    Lisa 05-06-15
    Lisa 05-06-15
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    "Hilarious!"

    What a great radio play series! They tie back to earlier episodes, the jokes are laugh out loud funny and it's generally very entertaining! Great character development too; makes road trips fly by!

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    Amazon Customer 03-03-15 Member Since 2015

    Sci-fi, the always go to genre when it comes to books and audio books.

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    "brilliant show"

    funny clever show that brings enjoyment to the listener. This series is much better than the 1st series.

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    pennygail 02-07-15
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    "Very funny"

    Funny and smart. It's definitely worth your time. Excellent writing and spot on performances. English comedy at its very best.

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    Nicola Wheeling, WVa, United States 12-30-14
    Nicola Wheeling, WVa, United States 12-30-14
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    "Hilarious!!"

    John Finnemore is, as Arthur would say "Brilliant!"
    The entire cast pull this off perfectly, even on repeat listens I still find myself chuckling!

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    Jeff LUBBOCK, TX, United States 12-21-14
    Jeff LUBBOCK, TX, United States 12-21-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Perfection."

    Funny, cleaver, well acted, and clean. Only 4 seasons sadly. I would listen to 10 season if they made them.

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    Bryan Colrado Springs, Colorado, United States 10-10-13
    Bryan Colrado Springs, Colorado, United States 10-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Best new radio show out there"
    What did you love best about Cabin Pressure?

    All of the performances and writing are top notch. I havent found a funnier or better written show yet.


    What other book might you compare Cabin Pressure to and why?

    This show reminds me alot of the Hicthhikers Guide to the Galaxy


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    R. Hoeler New Jersey 09-27-13
    R. Hoeler New Jersey 09-27-13 Member Since 2012

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    "A Joy and a Half"
    Where does Cabin Pressure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not a book, it's a radio program with an audience. Funny dialogue.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The actors are wonderful


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Like many others, I downloaded it because of Benedict Cumberbatch and it also stars Roger Allam that I just watched in the "Endeavor" TV series as a detective. Everyone's performances are very good and with endearing characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes ! Cleaning the house !


    Any additional comments?

    May not be for everyone. It's very silly British humor.

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    "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.

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  • ManivoneP
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    "Flawless"

    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

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  • Ian Millar
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    "fun fun fun"

    yet another brilliant series from Mr F..
    Hillarious as usual. Never stopped laughing from the minute I started playing it.

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  • M. Melia
    The North East, England
    4/9/15
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    "Utterly Charming"

    Entirely delightful from start to finish! Very funny, entertaining, and well-executed. Listening to this always lifts my mood.

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  • EvaGM
    2/16/15
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    "Glorious fun!"
    What did you like most about Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2?

    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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  • Grace Anderson
    Nottingham, Notts United Kingdom
    2/4/15
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    "Best radio comedy ever - by miles!"

    A********** Perfect cast, brilliant (thank you Mr Shappy for the mot juste) writing, excellent execution. Wish there were more letters in the alphabet!


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  • Dr. R. Brompton
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    1/26/15
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    "Brilliant !"

    Another stunning series. Great writing, excellent cast, very very funny. The last episode 'Limerick' has to be one of the funniest programmes I have ever heard. However, don't take my word for it, try it for yourself and brighten up a dull day.

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  • jayne
    1/19/15
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    "Brilliant! :))"

    Such a joy- great characters and performances, excellent comedy writing, too many favourite moments to mention but Limerick possibly a favourite episode, or Johannesburg, or Ipswich???? Or maybe Kuala Lumpha??
    Love it!

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  • Dan Pearce
    Plymouth
    12/4/14
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    "Great series"
    If you could sum up Cabin Pressure in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, genius, excellent.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have all series of this, but I've only listened to series one and two so far. Both have been great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No - comic, rather than moving.


    Any additional comments?

    Although I'd heard of this show through friends, I hadn't realised how funny it was. A long car journey led me to stick it on, and I was most pleasantly surprised. The characters are brilliantly written and very well-portrayed by the cast. I particularly enjoyed John Finnemore's character, Arthur, the pleasantly brain-dead cabin boy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wombat
    UK
    8/26/14
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    "Very good indeed"
    If you could sum up Cabin Pressure in three words, what would they be?

    Ruddy Good Fun


    Any additional comments?

    Extremely well performed, the principle being Roger Allam who gives a Black Adder goes forth worthy effort. His delivery and timing is nearing comedy perfection. The rest of the cast is top-notch as well. The stories are well structured and fun. This is the best thing on Radio 4.

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