Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).
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-round naughtiness Douglas, and struggling almost-competent pilot and sweaty man Martin.
All-round help is provided by Carolyn's near-idiot son, Arthur...
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Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
Funny, "Brilliant!", clever . . .
If you are feeling stressed, or are bored, or need some laughs and entertainment . . . and "get" British humor (which isn't that different after all)
this is one way to brighten your day . . .
I got the series, from 1 to 4, but it looks like there might be some individual episodes available as extras. Found a Christmas special that sounds like it wasn't in the series . . . so fun continues for a little bit more.
Great writing . . . excellent acting . . . funny . . . made me laugh out loud quite a few times
See you on the road
Everything from start to finish
Haven't found one yet
I cracked up many times
This was stumbled on by accident and I am glad I gave it a chance. I finished the entire series in 3 days, 1-4. It left me wanting more. Brilliant writing and performances made this a vivid comedy that I wish continued.
I pretty much adored Arthur's use of the intercom at the Kilkenny airport--by the time he concluded with "love, the airport" I was practically choking on laughter. However, the cliffhanger at the end of the Yverdon episode is probably the most painful/exciting/happy/sad moments in the entire run of the show.
I have listened to all four series of Cabin Pressure, and this may be might favorite so far. John Finnemore's performance as Arthur has caused me to develop a crazy love for the hapless steward. Benedict Cumberbatch is fantastic as Martin, the awkward and luckless Supreme Commander. Douglas, who is just as self-indulgent and clever as always actually seems to have learned to relate to others a little better this series--and Roger Allan delivers each line with just the perfect amount of condescension suavity .
Cabin Pressure has introduced me to the wonderful talent of John Finnemore, who is just a brilliant comedian. His other radio show, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, has a lot of the same flair for the ridiculous, so if you are looking for something similar to Cabin Pressure... (I couldn't get enough, so I pretty much HAD to go find something to help me get my fill)
Ends in a cliffhanger. It is definitely great to have something to look forward to, but I did want some closer. Cabin Pressure is awesome, just like previous seasons, and I look forward to the next series.
"Love this series. Highly recommended."
The writing is superb. As might be expected from the cast list, the acting and timing is excellent for all four main characters. I listened to the whole series for the first time several weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have just listened to the whole lot again, often while walking the dog. Very rarely for me I often found myself laughing out loud.....potentially embarrassing. It is a fantastic series and the characters really grow on you. I am sorry there are only 4 series. Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch and John Finnemore are a delight.
I love all Andy Hamilton's writing. From Drop the Dead Donkey on TV to Old Harry's Game, Trevor's World of Sport and Revolting People. He is one of the few writers who can make me really laugh out loud. I now rate John Finnemore as highly. Cabin Pressure is an outstanding series.
There are so many. The penultimate episode when the four have to spend the night in the plane, Gertie, and are playing Fizz, Buzz, is hilarious......'Have a banana'
(You'll have to listen to understand that last bit). I particularly appreciated Roger Allam's (First Officer) sarcastic and original delivery.
Not witty enough to do this justice sorry. (That is not the tag line, obviously Ha Ha)
Listen to a sample, see what you think..... then buy the first series. It gets better each time you listen.
An excellent, very funny programme that makes you really laugh out loud. Wonderful writing that proves you don't need to be crude to be funny. All of the family can listen. Cast were all hilarious and the comedy timing was genius. I can't recommend highly enough...
Wonderful series Wonderfully written and performed. A wonderfully woven series of farces which make great listening.
All episode were very amusing and well performed
I Love all of the Cabin Pressure Audiobooks, so much so that I listen to them regularly and still laugh -yellow car- at the jokes. All of the actors are believable and the plot for each episode is well written. Well done John Finnemore and team! 😃
"The best radio sitcom in all of history!!"
Another amazing season of the best radio sitcom ever, full of ingenious plot lines, brilliant characters and hilarious jokes. Witty, wonderful and side-splittingly funny, the fourth season of Cabin Pressure can only be described as.....BRILLIANT!!
"Brilliant - as usual"
A word of caution - don't do what I did and listen to this on your mp3 whilst walking the dog. I must have looked mental walking through the fields by myself, laughing out loud. I have got quite a few comedy books/series on my mp3 but this is the only one that I listen to over and over again. After Series 3 I thought that a) it couldn't get any better and b) John Finnemore would never be able to get the cast together again (given Benedict Cumberpatch's Hollywood success and Roger Allam's ever increasing profile). Delighted to say, I am wrong on both counts. There seemed to be a bit more back story in this but I think that just made it stronger. I won't say anything more as I don't want to spoil it for anybody but if you liked the first three series then you definitely won't regret buying this.
"Absolutely loved it!"
Best thing ever! Well done BBC. I highly recommend this show.
Buy it guys, well worth your money.
A very funny English sitcom about a small airline and there journey struggling to survive.
Absolutely hilarious. Makes a commute pass quickly and arrive in a brilliant mood. Which is, of course, brilliant.
"Best comedy in years. Some hysterical moments."
Probably the best of the four series. Very high quality writing and perfect casting. John Finnemore's Fawlty Towers.
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