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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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.
All of the performances and writing are top notch. I havent found a funnier or better written show yet.
This show reminds me alot of the Hicthhikers Guide to the Galaxy
It's not a book, it's a radio program with an audience. Funny dialogue.
The actors are wonderful
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.
Yes ! Cleaning the house !
May not be for everyone. It's very silly British humor.
After enjoying the first series so much, I bought this one as well. I listen to it while knitting and I have a great time with it.
A really funny and terrific series! When is number 3 coming out? Laugh out loud silliness. The performers are wonderful and the writing is great. I want more!
Definitely - it is a tight script, well acted, great timing and just very, very funny.
The actors, their timing - oh yes, and the stories.
their comic timing was spot on.
Laugh 'til I cried.
More series please!
"As Arthur would say 'Briiliant!!!!'"
This is one to listen to again and again. Brilliantly written and performed and fabulously funny.
"Marvellous....laugh out loud!!"
Douglas's second language is sarcasm...he is my hero...the cunning fox..! poor old Martin, dear sweet Arthur and slightly scary Caroline.... Four beautifully crafted characters..totally addictive, clever fun which you can listen to over and over again..
Bloody hilarious very well written and performed!
All of them. Just very funny!
Laugh a lot!
"Best R4 comedy in years"
Beautifully written and acted with thoughtfully constructed plots. It couldn't be done with anyone other than Roger Allam (his voice is perfect). The storylines are always convoluted and clever and it even makes my husband laugh out loud and he is someone who's not fond the spoken audio word.
Roll on the next series.
"Plenty of laughs"
Cabin Pressure is fantastic! Even if you're not interested in aviation, it's a great sitcom about a group of people who are stuck with working together. If you are interested in aviation, it's even funnier. Series 1 is (I think) the funniest, but you'll still laugh out loud!
Many’s the time I’ve been walking to work listening to this and got odd looks, because no matter how hard I try I just can’t help but laugh out loud. Cabin Pressure is one of the best Radio 4 comedies I’ve come across. If you’ve never listened to it then it’s good to start at series 1 as you’ll get more of the jokes, but even if you just picked up here at series 2 you would still be laughing yourself silly within a few minutes of pressing play, I guarantee it.
"Excellent comedy with laughs and rye smiles"
This is the second series of a superb UK radio comedy series. Based on an air dot ('to have an airline you need more than one plane!') the crew strive to make money using Gertie often spending time entertaining themselves and sometimes at the expense of their customers. The Faulty Towers of the air?
This features a fantastic cast, one-liners to die for, it is simply the best comedy to have been on Radio 4 for years. My advice, buy it now!
"Please buy this!"
This series has brought my family so much fun and laughter! I relisten to it often when I need a bit of cheering up and it doesn't fail to deliver. If you are dithering over whether or not to buy this then please just do yourself a favour and go for it!
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