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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4 Radio/TV Program

Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    DMc 04-23-15
    DMc 04-23-15
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    "Be careful listening to this while driving"

    I was laughing so hard, I was crying! Brilliant! Each episode is funnier than the last. I'll be sad to get to the end of the series.

    *Dragon fruit*

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 02-22-15
    Diana 02-22-15 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha . . . Ha Ha . . ."

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Solomon Rosenthal 09-18-14

    See you on the road

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    What did you love best about Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4?

    Everything from start to finish


    What other book might you compare Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4 to and why?

    Haven't found one yet


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cracked up many times


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-12-13
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    "Can I have some more, please?"

    The best of what I like about British comedy. This series is beyond clever, witty, hilarious. Audible, please offer more like this!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marissa 03-02-13
    Marissa 03-02-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4?

    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.


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

    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 .


    Any additional comments?

    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)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dong Hoon Shin Sungnam Si, Kyungki Do Korea (South) 10-27-13
    Dong Hoon Shin Sungnam Si, Kyungki Do Korea (South) 10-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Cliffhanger!"

    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.

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    Christine Bamberger Arlington, VA USA 03-18-17
    Christine Bamberger Arlington, VA USA 03-18-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Snarky and Wonderful"

    Zany, unsentimental, and yet somehow filled with affectionate interactions. I'm unfailingly cheered up by this cleverly written, skillfully acted show.

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    Ivan 12-11-16
    Ivan 12-11-16
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    "Seriously good"

    This is one of the few audio productions where I laughed out loud:
    Well written.
    The cast were perfect.
    Really funny.

    Well worth a listen.

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    Isabella Summittt 11-28-16
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    "Still funny, sorry it's coming to an end!"

    As always the characters are vivid and funny! The MJN Air crew crack me up!

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    Jennifer 09-02-16
    Jennifer 09-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    I've listened to this twice now and I look forward to many more play throughs. Brilliantly funny. I highly recommend.

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    6/30/16
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    "Love this series. Highly recommended."
    What made the experience of listening to Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4 the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4 to, and why?

    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.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    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.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not witty enough to do this justice sorry. (That is not the tag line, obviously Ha Ha)


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to a sample, see what you think..... then buy the first series. It gets better each time you listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • K
    yeovil, United Kingdom
    12/3/15
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    "Hilarious"

    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...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    bromley, United Kingdom
    7/21/15
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    "Wonderful series"
    If you could sum up Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4 in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful series Wonderfully written and performed. A wonderfully woven series of farces which make great listening.


    What other book might you compare Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4 to, and why?

    All Series


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All episode were very amusing and well performed


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daisychick
    PLYMOUTH, United Kingdom
    2/7/15
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    "It's Brilliant!"

    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! 😃

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • j
    Ornex, United Kingdom
    7/7/14
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    "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!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carolyn
    Derby, United Kingdom
    3/7/13
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Meg
    6/17/17
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    "brilliant!"

    love it to bits! great story and cast, amazing performances! brilliant entertainment! one of the best radio shows!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GreenDC
    5/25/17
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    "Best radio comedy bar none"

    Another collection of stories in the funniest radio sitcom with clever writing and superb performances

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Herbi
    2/7/17
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    "Absolutely loved it!"

    Best thing ever! Well done BBC. I highly recommend this show.
    Buy it guys, well worth your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • extrarease
    1/6/17
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    "Cabin Pressure"

    A very funny English sitcom about a small airline and there journey struggling to survive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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