Cabin Pressure is set in the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one-plane charter airline; staffed by two pilots, one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. Whether flying a nervous bassoonist to Gdansk or a horrible sister to Helsinki, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, MJN Air's formidable boss, has employed two of the very cheapest pilots money can buy: Captain Martin Crieff, who's always wanted to fly and won't let a little thing like lack of ability stop him, and First Officer Douglas Richardson, smooth-voiced old sky god and eternal schemer. Passenger service is provided by the relentlessly cheery Arthur, proud inventor of both Surprising Rice and his own hat.
Written by John Finnemore (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, The Now Show), Cabin Pressure stars Stephanie Cole as Carolyn, Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin, Roger Allam as Douglas and John Finnemore as Arthur.
‘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
'Unexpectedly brilliant' - Time Out
'An inspired new sitcom' – Observer
Really, really wonderful. A complete joy to listen to, beautifully written, with lines I keep trying to crowbar into conversation (bit hard that, some are quite specific, but I'm used to the odd looks now). Genuinely can't wait for series three!
Sublime, sublime, sublime
So beautifully written, original, clever that I wish John Finnemore could carry on turning out series after series for ever. Perfectly character-driven without ever descending to stereotype. I'm a particular fan of Carolyn - at last an older, bossy woman in a sitcom who is not a pure figure of fun but someone we sympathise with; Douglas is endlessly surprising; Benedict Cumberbatch's turn as the self-important "red-faced little man" Martin rescues him from the romantic lead rut he's in danger of entering; and Arthur - Arthur was surely sent from heaven...I love them all and especially the games for dealing with long boring flights - e.g. "names that sound evil though they aren't".
I need a CD of all 3 series please to give to my aged parents who don't do MP3 players but do have a CD player!!! Please! NOW!!
Simply classic - but we need more.
If you only buy one audiobook ever - buy all 2 series. Simply classic - but we need more.