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 Anthony Head.

Series 2, Episode 6 - Limerick

An interminable flight with a very baffling cargo gives the crew the opportunity to pass the time by alternately opening their hearts up to each other and persuading Arthur not to play charades.


Trivia from John Finnemore's blog

Broadcast details

Friday 21st August 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Benedict Cumberbatch Martin
Roger Allam Douglas
Stephanie Cole Carolyn
John Finnemore Arthur
Writing team
John Finnemore Writer
Production team
David Tyler Producer


The Mysterious Box

Arthur tries to guess what is the cargo they are carrying.

Featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch (Martin), Roger Allam (Douglas), Stephanie Cole (Carolyn), John Finnemore (Arthur).


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