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...
©2013 AudioGO, Pozzitive Television Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd
The series as a whole is a gem of British laugh out loud humour. This season in particular is notable for ending with a cliff hanger with all letters of the alphabet used. The actors, all of whom are major stars in their own right, have a rapport and timing worthy of all the awards they and this series have garnered. MJN airline has it all...16 seats rarely all occupied ...unless you count the possibilities of Otters on board...a steward who is absolutely brilliant at playing Yellow Car, two pilots whose conversations are a hoot and an owner who does her best to keep it all under control (good luck with that). A highly addictive series. The world needs more of this.
I've immensely enjoyed hearing the adventures of MJN airlines through Audible. I began this series because of Benedict Cumberbatch and now I listen for all of the characters. I highly recommend this charming series for anyone with a funny bone and who likes English humor.
If you're considering buying this you're probably already a fan, right? I'll just say that this season contains two episodes (Vaduz and Wokingham) with plot lines that fans absolutely yearned for. Other highlights include another Birling Day, Douglas sincerely calling Martin a genius, Herc and Carolyn at the beach, some new twists on Yellow Car, everyone spends the night sleeping on Gertie... The whole season is basically a nonstop highlight reel, actually.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY (comedy) - Cabin Pressure is apparently a British radio show about a zany private airline crew. I didn't count, but there were maybe five short episodes in this audiobook. The characters are likeable and some of the situations are clever and made me chuckle, but for the most part I was only moderately entertained.
PERFORMANCE - This series is done by a wonderful professional cast, all with British accents and distinguishable voices. It sounds much like watching a sitcom, complete with a live audience and lots of great sound effects. Five-star performance, for sure.
OVERALL - This series is apparently popular and highly rated but not my cup of tea. If you like British humor, you probably should check it out. It's very "clean" with no sexual references, violence or bad language.
I loved everything! The cast, the story and the characters!
"Have a banana!"
Arthur making up a word play game
Oh, I think "Have a banana" would do!
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.
is the existencial crisis that arrives when you've finished the show. The overall 'now what?' of the rest of your days is sort of baffeling. You probably wouldn't have expected that from a radio show. I sure didn't.
I adored the characters and their development. Even forgot that it was a listening only medium, for my imagination filled in the visuals. As far as I've talked to people about it, it is the same for them. Stunning storytelling and acting.
If you're down, and need a pick-me-up, Cabin Pressure could very well, be it for you.
I wish there was more! Terrific writing on the show. Great performances. Truely laugh out loud funny.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
Absolutely excellent quality is maintained in this series. The additional characters are all brilliant too - especially love Herc. The only sad thing is that it ends.
I had many outburtsts of chuckling and laiughter listening to this funny funny show that was so well done and the interplay of the actors so pleasing- I would gladly have taken in .another few seasons.
Cabin Pressure is one of those cultish delights that radio occasionally produces - a group of four key characters, with strongly identifiable personality types, reacting to situations and each other. It's fundamental sit-com, and it has such a sense of delight about it that lifts your spirits on any given day. Cole revels in the archetype "strong older woman" role with occasional hidden vulnerability, Allam is the smooth-talking twister who, to use a line from the show "sounds like he's Stephen Fry's older brother". Cumberbath is a revelation in a comedy role as the neurotic, not-very-good-but-uber-conscientious pilot, and Finnemore, as writer and loveable dimwit Arthur gives the show its infectious enthusiasm
By Series 4, the characters are beginning to reference the show's own mythology - there's an unusual Burling Day (oh go on, go back and get the other seasons too, they're just as fab), Cole's Caroline has moments of real poignancy, Cumberbatch's Martin gets a girlfriend, and there's a surprising amount of what, three seasons ago would have semed impossible - Being Nice To Martin.
Whether you've heard the previous seasons or not, Cabin Pressure Season four is a few hours of laughter that I've found myself finishing, and then starting again immediately, just because it makes me feel so happy. Go on - climb aboard.
"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.
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...
Very witty and surprisingly easy to understand (10+) this is structured very well and you never know what is going to happen next!
I would recommend this to anyone who has a good sense of humour and wants a bit of fun in their can trips.
"Please do another series!"
Love this series. Humour is good and story is well written, funny, interesting and good entertainment. Please please please do another series!
"Best radio show ever"
This show has provided me with great quotes. It keeps me laughing no matter how many times I have listened to it. Fantastic cast who you feel as if you really know. Highly recommend it.
Wonderful series Wonderfully written and performed. A wonderfully woven series of farces which make great listening.
All episode were very amusing and well performed
"Destined to be a classic"
The series just gets funnier with each playing as the characters become more familiar. British comedy at it's best.
In terms of making me laugh out loud - nearly the top. Only beaten by other CP series.
Not nearly as good as it was on the radio.
Report Inappropriate Content