British Comedy Guide

Cabin Pressure. Image shows from L to R: Arthur (John Finnemore), Douglas (Roger Allam), Carolyn (Stephanie Cole), Martin (Benedict Cumberbatch). Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.

Cabin Pressure

BBC Radio 4 sitcom set around the world's smallest airline. 27 episodes (4 series), 2008 - 2014. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, Stephanie Cole, John Finnemore and others.

Production Details

Production company

Pozzitive Productions

Theme tune is the overture from Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka.
Laugh track
Live audience


Series 2 recorded 7th & 28th June, 12th July 2009. Christmas Special recorded 7th November 2010. Series 3 recorded 11th and 13th April 2011 at The Drill Hill, and 29th April at The Shaw Theatre. Series 4 recorded 2 December 2012, 16 December 2012 and 6 January 2013 at RADA Studios. Final special recorded 23rd February 2014 at RADA Studios.

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 2nd July 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 24th December 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 29th Jan 2017 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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