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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 | [John Finnemore]

Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
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Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin), Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam (The Thick of It) star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

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-around naughtiness Douglas, and struggling, almost competent Martin. All-round help is provided by Carolyn's near-idiot son, Arthur.

Written by John Finnemore, writer for The News Quiz and That Mitchell & Webb Sound.

©2008 John Finnemore & Pozzitive Television Ltd 2009; (P)2009 BBC Audio

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    Joan Wallington, United Kingdom 01/07/2011
    Joan Wallington, United Kingdom 01/07/2011
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    "Even Better....."

    This shows that series 1 was not a fluke. This is even better. The games the crew play to stave off boredom during flights are truly inventive and are really funny signs of how tedious life can be. If you haven't heard this or series 1 yet what are you doing? Buy this now, download it immediately and listen to it over and over again to catch all the comedic nuances. Like I said of series 1, you will not be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emma Elanora HeightsAustralia 15/02/2010
    Emma Elanora HeightsAustralia 15/02/2010
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    "Fabulous"

    Cabin Pressure is fabulous. John Finnemore should be locked in a room and made to write Series 3, 4 and 5.
    Deep Trouble is another one of his outstanding comedies.
    They lighten my dark days.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Edenbridge, Kent, United Kingdom 06/05/2011
    Carol Edenbridge, Kent, United Kingdom 06/05/2011
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    "First Class Comedy"

    Cabin Pressure is a real gem - very clever, beautifully written, wonderful characterizations, superbly voiced by a top class cast and most of all very, very funny. I have lost track of how many times I've listened to these two series, but it has never become jaded - love it every time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 26/07/2015
    Alex 26/07/2015
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    "Good fun"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 to be better than the print version?

    This is an enjoyable comedy, the writing is good, but the pleasure is also in timing and performance of the actors.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I do not have a favourite character. The chemistry between the characters is entertaining and how they compliment each other, it would not work without any of them.


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    Pollstar 20/07/2015
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    "Best radio comedy I have heard.."

    I have listened to this and all of the series of Cabin Pressure many times, and cannot recommend it enough - it is simply brilliant.

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    Amazon Customer London, England 20/06/2015
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    "Masterpiece!!"

    Superb characters captured with skill, spot on timing and a witty script. A comedy classic!

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    S. Wykes Bromsgrove 14/06/2015
    S. Wykes Bromsgrove 14/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "The Best."

    In the words of Arthur, Brilliant! The funniest radio show by the king of comedy.

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    Karen Croan Glasgow 07/06/2015
    Karen Croan Glasgow 07/06/2015

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    What did you like most about Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2?

    Funny, clever & beautifully played by the actors


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2?

    I loved the episode where they drove the plane down the road


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The first officer always turns in a great performance- & has a lovely voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jean the Bean Leicester UK 21/04/2015
    Jean the Bean Leicester UK 21/04/2015 Member Since 2012

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    "A work of genius"

    Hilarious. I listened to this series on the radio and was delighted to be able to buy on Audible. Finnemore is a genius comedy writer and the cast of cabin pressure are superb.

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    ManivoneP 14/04/2015
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    "Flawless"

    I have listened to this series, from 1-4 (and special episodes) in an almost continuous loop. Each hearing still amuses me and my 6 & 7 year old daughters can recite from it! We love it x

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  • Gwynne
    Alexandria, VA, United States
    06/11/09
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    "Brilliant Fun!"

    Cabin Pressure is the best new UK comedy series I've found on Audible. Stephanie Cole and Roger Allam are both fantastic, and the other players are fine as well. The writing is crisp and fun, as well as intelligent and largely free of coarseness. Any listener with a sense of humor will enjoy this download. Don't forget to get series 1 as well. You will be charmed, I promise you!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • SJS
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    30/10/12
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    "MJN Air, I love you"

    The second series is as strong as the first. I love the second episode and the revelation about Martin. He is portrayed so fantastically by Benedict Cumberbatch. He could easily be a ridiculous and unsympathetic laughingstock but as voiced by Cumberbatch, his yearnings and frustrations are as real as his shortcomings and I just want to give him a hug! The Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur episodes are both classics as well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    edmonton, AB, Canada
    14/04/13
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    "Can't stop laughing"
    Where does Cabin Pressure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best radio plays I've ever listened to.


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

    Burling Day!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I only planned to listen to each individual episode at a time, but ended up listening to the entire series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amy Jacobs
    Philadelphia, PA United States
    06/01/13
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    "Made me laugh so hard I couldn't walk!"
    What did you love best about Cabin Pressure?

    Oh, it's hard to pick just one thing - the clever, hysterically funny writing, the performances or the way it changes the way you look at everyday life?


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were many stories. And they were all funny and witty and clever. I love that!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Each narrator provided depth and nuances that broadened the characters and made them into people rather than just caricatures. The comic delivery had me staggering around the park laughing seemingly to myself on my daily walk as I listened.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Arthur says 'it's brilliant'"


    Any additional comments?

    I am so jealous of the UK for getting new episodes first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brandon
    QUEEN CREEK, AZ, United States
    23/06/12
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    ""GENIUS COMEDY!""
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have! I have recommended this to a bunch of friends most of them love it, a few aren't crazy about it but still acknowledge it's funniness.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    um Martin. His preeminence to failure despite his efforts creates great conflict.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Arthur- such a well done character


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

    when it made me laugh....which was all the time


    Any additional comments?

    You Won't Regret Getting This!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Siobhan
    Rathgar, Ireland
    14/05/12
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    "Fabulous Series"
    Where does Cabin Pressure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is among the funniest audiobooks I've ever listened to. I keep listening to the three Cabin Pressure series (& the Christmas Special) and they don't lose their appeal.


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

    In this series, one of the most memorable moments was in the second play - the airdot is transporting a chamber orchestra to Gdansk, one of the passengers is convinced that everyone is trying to kill her. There's an interesting game going on between the pilots and Carolyn - trying to remember the names of all the seven dwarves and Arthur trying to help Martin win a bet against Douglas.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The performers; Stephanie Cole as Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, owner of MJN Air, Arthur Shappey, her son and steward, Roger Allam as Douglas Richardson, First Officer and Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin Crieff, the Captain, bring the characters to life in a way that reading the plays wouldn't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    06/05/15
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    "Hilarious!"

    What a great radio play series! They tie back to earlier episodes, the jokes are laugh out loud funny and it's generally very entertaining! Great character development too; makes road trips fly by!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ChipOwood
    Arkansas
    15/04/15
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    "Be prepared to drop a little coin"

    I bought the fourth series on a deal of the day special, and got hooked five minutes into it. An all together awesome series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/03/15
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    "brilliant show"

    funny clever show that brings enjoyment to the listener. This series is much better than the 1st series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • pennygail
    07/02/15
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    "Very funny"

    Funny and smart. It's definitely worth your time. Excellent writing and spot on performances. English comedy at its very best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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