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
Also known as
  • Jet Lag (Working title)
  • Cabin Pressure At Christmas
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 11th February 2018 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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