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 3, Episode 1 - Qikiqtarjuaq

MJN Air flies a party of tourists near the North Pole. Arthur goes hunting for polar bears, Carolyn for a rogue lemon and Martin for a believable French accent. Meanwhile, Alfred Hitchcock makes a surprise appearance...


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Plus some Trivia

Broadcast details

Friday 1st July 2011
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Benedict Cumberbatch Martin
Roger Allam Douglas
Stephanie Cole Carolyn
John Finnemore Arthur
Guest cast
Melanie Hudson Nancy Dean Liebhart
Kosha Engler Mrs. Cook
Ewan Bailey Mr. Peary
Writing team
John Finnemore Writer
Production team
David Tyler Producer

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