Cabin Pressure

  • by John Finnemore
  • Narrated by Stephanie Cole, Full Cast, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • 0 hrs and 55 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

The complete finale of the hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom- 2 episodes.
Cabin Pressure is set in the wing and prayer world of a tiny, one-plane airline, staffed by two pilots, one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. In this, the finale of the whole series, we discover that for MJN Air, whether it's choosing an ice-cream flavour, putting a princess in a van or remembering your grandmother's name, 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 cheerful Arthur, proud inventor of both Surprising Rice and his own hat.


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What did you like most about Cabin Pressure?

Everything is Brilliant!!!!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Everyone is Brilliant!!!!!!

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?


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

Some lovely nuances from each character over the series and a great way to end a truly brilliant series. I have listened to all the episodes many times. It's become a treasured friend, particularly when I need a lift. I think it should be held up as an absolute classic.

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a brilliant end

Who was your favorite character and why?

no favourites - the skill of the writing is that they all compliment each other

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I loved the moment when Authur tells the police officer what he has in the back of his van

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

absolutely brilliant!

Any additional comments?

I would recommend listening to all previous episodes from beginning to end - this way you understand about the characters, their history and of course all the in jokes for this final episode. Cabin Pressure is one of the series I listen to again and again and it still makes me laugh even though I know what's coming.

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- janet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-01-2015
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide