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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

"The more I listen to John Finnemore's Cabin Pressure, the more I think what a stonking masterpiece it is. Perfect in every department." (Philip Pullman)

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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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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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love it so much

have listened to them over and over and always makes me laugh like crazy they are wonderful! !!

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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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brilliant show

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

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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

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

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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The. Best. Radio. Show. EVER.

If you are having a bad day, listen to this. It's beyond BRILLIANT. Your ennui will be cured, life will have purpose again, stupid people will disappear, and it will make the gym suck less. Full of puns, word play, snappy dialog and impeccable comic timing from all performers. You'll wish the alphabet was longer.

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  • Bryan
  • Colrado Springs, Colorado, United States
  • 10-10-13

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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  • BB
  • 11-07-16

Fabulously funny

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Tip top comedy. Each episode is perfectly crafted; brilliant acting and hysterically funny. Everyone in our family has a different favourite character. We've listened to this series again and again.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Douglas

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

Yes

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  • The Piebald Princess
  • 10-20-16

Cabin pressure - a laugh out loud listen

Would you consider the audio edition of Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, but I can assure you the audio is VERY funny.

What other book might you compare Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 to, and why?

None, it is in a league of its own.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

All the characters are played by different people and their voices convey their characters beautifully.

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

Yes, yes, yes. Although I don't have time to do that, this is an audio that I could easily listen to time and time again in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Cabin Pressure is an absolute gem of comedy. I had not heard of the author until I joined audio, but I am now a big fan of Cabin Pressure and will try some of John's other work.

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  • Peter
  • 09-30-16

flying out of the door.

It is good to hear performers doing work that they would normally turn down especially the likes of Roger, Benediction, Stephanie and John. Well done to them all.

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  • Jacob
  • 09-28-16

extremely funny - John finnemore is ... brilliant

Roger Allam's dilevery is by far the best thing about this in my opinion, made to play the character. Obviously the rest of the cast ties the show together... would highly recommend

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  • Tilly
  • 08-16-16

Loved it when it was on the BBC.

Brilliant cast and fantastically written. Makes me laugh every time I hear it. Hilariously funny.

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  • Jennifer F Rice2
  • 07-25-16

Fabulous!

I love these - each one better and funnier than the last. As Arthur would say -"Brilliant!

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  • Sasso
  • 05-09-16

Brilliant!!

Love every episode of Cabin Pressure. As Arthur would say... Its brilliant!
Very well written, very well performed.
Characters are fantastic.

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  • Buggymom
  • 04-27-16

love it.

Makes me laugh every time. Characters are great and the games the pilots play are hilarious.

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  • Avril
  • 04-14-16

Fabulous flying fun

I loved this and will get the rest of the available series. Was a little perturbed at first because I detest flying, but this is a wonderful look at a rather run down air charter company, and the characters so very funny.

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  • Mrs Cee
  • 03-24-16

Clever, funny and compulsive!

Superb cast ( unfaultable) with clever and witty scripts. Bonus feature new car games. Don't miss this.