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Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010)

Length: 27 mins
Categories: Film, Radio & TV, Comedy
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Summary

In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (‘The News Quiz’, ‘That Mitchell & Webb Sound’). Run by the forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (an unfortunate marriage, name wise, 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-round naughtiness Douglas, and struggling almost-competent pilot and sweaty man Martin. All-round help is provided by Carolyn’s near-idiot son, Arthur.

©2008 John Finnemore (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

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"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)

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The pressure keepps on building till you burst out

Another great episode of this brilliant radio comedy.

There is ionly one negative ITS TOO SHORT. Come on BBC lets have some more

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Brilliant!

In the words of Arthur Cabin Pressure is Brilliant! I have listened to all the series time and time again and never tire of it. Hilarious!

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Cabin Pressure & Christmas - perfect

I don't need to write too much here - if you've got this far then you'll know what pure delight can be had by letting Cabin Pressure into your life.

Forget religion, exercise, meat-free diets and colonic irrigation - their effects are semi-permanent. For true, stress free living, grab a comfy chair, a mug of something warm and listen to comedy perfection.

If by some miracle you're still reading this and you have no idea what I'm talking about then search Audible for the four series of Cabin Pressure and start there.

Welcome to a better life.

Yellow car...

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More funny & touching ensemble comedy

Another fab slice of airborne life. Clever, warm, comedy writing and just superb performances

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Brilliant

Another hilarious audio book from Cabin Pressure. I love all the characters and once again I laughed out loud countless times. Brilliant.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Brilliant! Can listen over and over again. Just the kind of Christmas you would expect from MJM Airlines.

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The genius of Finnemore and the superb acting crew of GER-TY

So, the genius of John Finnemore and the superb acting crew of GERTY. WONDERFUL and joyous story of Carolyn booking everyone to fly once more without their consent and yet it all works out brilliantly and christmassily.

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Full of laughter and delight

Cabin Pressure is a delight. The cast fit together perfectly: Benedict Cumberbatch as the anxious, hapless, not-yet-failed captain; Roger Allam as the older, more talented and far more distinguished co-pilot; Stephanie Cole as the fearsome airline owner, who won't tolerate the foolish men messing it all up; and John Finnemore (the writer) as her bumbling son Arthur, the steward.

I could happily listen to them for hours; I have done, and they're hours full of laughter and camaraderie. Heartily recommended.

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This is a fantastic audio book.

I absolutely loved this audio book. My favourite bit of this book is when Arthur jumps out of the cupboard and pretended to be a man called Noel.

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Absolutely no pressure

What a joy to listen to this sort of comedy should have been on tv but that hasn't spoilt it all the cast took to the rolls with ease and drawing you in to the plot with fun just one more thing the lemon is in play 🍋🤣😂👍

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  • Shopper Mom
  • 15-04-15

I can't believe I missed this Cabin Pressure.

What a gift to have found another episode. Absolutely hilarious of course. (Molokai follows Limerick at the end of Series 2.). Then series 3, 4 then Zurich.

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  • Blaine
  • 23-10-12

Brilliant

John Finnemore is a genius, and he proves it again with this hysterical Christmas special. I usually listen while I drive, and I almost drove off the road laughing when the bit about the umbrella unfolds in the cockpit. Pure genius, I tell ya. Loved every moment! :)

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  • Siobhan
  • 14-05-12

Funny, funny, funny!

What made the experience of listening to Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010) the most enjoyable?

I love the Cabin Pressure series. They are all hilarious.

What other book might you compare Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010) to and why?

The other Cabin Pressure series.

Have you listened to any of Stephanie Cole and Benedict Cumberbatch ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've got all the Cabin Pressure series and I listen to them over and over again. This is at the high standard you can expect, not only from John Finnemore's writing, but also from Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch and John Finnemore as performers.

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

I don't want to mention my favourite moment as it's a spoiler - it's the very end - and as Arthur says it's Brilliant!

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  • Janna Wong Healy
  • 27-05-14

A LAUGH-RIOT

Whenever I need a swift mood change, I immediately go to Cabin Pressure…it doesn't matter which season or what episode, the program never fails to disappoint me. Every episode is hysterical and well-acted and I laugh heartily at every line. I'm so disappointed that the show is over...

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  • Heather
  • 20-10-11

A funny wonderful series!

I just love Cabin Pressure. I was suprised to see this little gem and enjoyed it very much. They always make me laugh out loud!

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  • Gudrun
  • 05-08-15

Arthur keeps the Christmas spirit!

If you love Cabin Pressure you won't be disappointed by this Christmas special that really does a very good job of authentically celebrating Christmas with these excellent characters. Very Christmassy, but you could listen to it at any time of the year.

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  • Emily
  • 07-05-14

It's an MJN Christmas. Brilliant!

It's Christmas and the crew of MJN are as busy as Santa's elves (and Arthur is definitely as excitable as one). Join Carolyn, Martin, Douglas and Arthur for some festive fun in this half-hour Christmas special, Molokai (which is an island in Hawai'i). As usual, John Finnemore's script is laugh our loud funny and the performances are outstanding. Whether you're a seasoned Cabin Pressure fan, or testing out an episode, you'll find this audiobook is brilliant.

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  • Jennifer
  • 09-08-11

Hilarious, as ever

I was thrilled to find that there was another episode of Cabin Pressure I hadn't listened to yet. It really cracks me up. The voice talent is just top notch.

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  • Michelle H
  • 21-12-19

Hilarious!

This is the first episode I've listened too. I knew it'd be great since I love the actors! I wasn't disappointed! I can't wait to listen to more!

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  • Decadentwallpaper
  • 02-07-19

One of finnemores best

Cabin pressure is one of my favorite books and for there to be a CHRISTMAS version is amazing. This book is funny witty and Christmassy enough to make a dead man sing carols eat sugar cookies and watch unsettling 80s Christmas specials!!