Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 1
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 actresses to Italy, cricketers to the Sahara, or a cat to Abu Dhabi, 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 amazing series
I discovered this series years ago because of Benedict Cumberbatch and HOLY COW is this one of the funniest shows I've ever "heard"! The characters are great and memorable and the fact that this is a radio show leaves it up to your imagination and they do such a great job bringing the stories to life! I really love this entire series.
BUY ALL FOUR SEASONS
Quite simply, this IS the funniest show I’ve heard. First time listening, Douglass stands out, but after several listens, you appreciate the humor every character brings, Arthur is the best. Wish he’d do a new series with Arthur in Parliament or something.