Cabin Pressure : Cabin Pressure

  • by John Finnemore
  • Narrated by Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Series: Cabin Pressure
  • 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

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Mad Cap Comedy Silliness By The Experts

I don't have much experience with radio shows like this recording -- but took a chance because of all the ravingly positive reviews on audible. I love the actors in this program and the reviews were correct--they are all fantastic in their roles. The timing of the dialogue, delivery, and sound effects really paint the picture so you can "see" the action in your mind's eye. Who would have thought? A totally entertaining and successful "try something different" from audible experience. Upbeat and fun.

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- Sara "Avid Reader"

I wanted to be an aeroplane.

What did you love best about Cabin Pressure?

So I downloaded Cabin Pressure from Audible because Benedict Cumberbatch plays the pilot, Martin Crieff, and since Ben's voice is like melted chocolate, I thought it might soothe me to sleep. But YSK: It is REALLY hard to sleep when you're laughing so hard you can't breathe. I listened to all three available seasons last week and then just started right over from the beginning! I've also taken to stalking the BBC Radio 4 website at odd hours of the day/night to catch up with series 4 as it airs.

And as Arthur Shappey would say, "It's brilliant!"


What was one of the most memorable moments of Cabin Pressure?

"Oh, dear. Surely we had two wings when we started?"


Which scene was your favorite?

(bing bong!)

MARTIN: Good afternoon. This is your captain speaking. Just to say there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

(bing bong!)

MARTIN: Hello. Captain Crieff here again. Still no need to panic. I repeat, there is no need to panic. Or to look out of the windows. Everything's fine.

(bing bong!)

MARTIN: Actually, I wasn't being entirely straight with you just now. You see, it's this damnable sleeping sickness of mine. [Yawns.] Normally, I control it with a mysterious stimulant from South America but blast it, my supply's run out. I'm afraid our only hope now is if by some chance someone on board knows how to prepare this stimulant and could—

CAROLYN: Yes, we get the message. Arthur, take Martin his coffee.


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

I laughed so hard that I forgot how to breathe. Then I died. I am currently listening to CP from the beyond. "What fresh hell is this?"


Any additional comments?

If you don't mind me saying so, that question is entirely against the spirit of surprising rice!

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- Jessica Cushen "hawklawson"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-26-2008
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited