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 5 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Friday at 7:30am.

Series 4, Episode 2 - Uskerty

Carolyn and Martin get into an argument, and Douglas and Arthur get to play with an airport.


John Finnemore talks more about this episode on his blog. He says "Getting the Douglas and Arthur story right was blue murder." There is also a photo of his notebook, and a transcript of the deleted final scene which wasn't heard on the radio.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 16th January 2013
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Benedict Cumberbatch Martin
Roger Allam Douglas
Stephanie Cole Carolyn
John Finnemore Arthur
Guest cast
Marian McLoughlin Breeda
Robert Wilfort Gerry
John O'Mahony Farmer Fisher
Writing team
John Finnemore Writer
Production team
David Tyler Producer

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