If I like Cabin Pressure, what other radio comedy should I check out?

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Sort of a radio spin-off question -- have greatly enjoyed having the Cabin Pressure CDs in the car because they are great for long journeys and everyone who tends to be awake in the car (me, DH and 9yo DS) finds them very funny (and even younger DCs appreciate some of the broader jokes).

But there are only four series (pending this Christmas's final special) and I wondered what other series I've missed and we'd enjoy. Somewhere around here I have a CD set of the first series of Old Harry's game but I wasn't sure how child-friendly that would be. Any other suggestions?

ComposHat Tue 03-Jun-14 06:19:23

Oh and he may be too old (or conversely too young) for Ivor Cutler's brand of surrealism, gentle subversion and silliness.

Anyway 'Jelly Mountain' is being repeated on 4 Extra at present and King Cutler is on fairly regularly.

ComposHat Tue 27-May-14 17:34:13

Has anyone mentioned Fags, Mags & Bags yet? It may be a Scottish thing, but I love it beyond all reason. It is set in a cornershop in Lenzie.

This promo video gives you a bit of flavour:

Fags Mags and Bags

Cherrypi Tue 20-May-14 09:00:36

About Zurich. Surely Herc has got to take Martin's job and Martin goes off with the princess.

elspethmcgillicuddy Mon 12-May-14 17:28:54

My 2year old truly lives by the motto 'you are always playing yellow car'.

KnappShappeyShipwright Mon 12-May-14 17:23:47

A Brief History of Timewasting. An absolute gem, it must be due a repeat soon, R4 extra played it a lot a couple of years ago.

mswibble Mon 12-May-14 17:20:30

Ooh and I really wish they would play the Linda Smith series again. Cant remember what it was called but it was v funny.

mswibble Mon 12-May-14 17:19:10

I love Cabin Pressure!
I have R4 or extra on constantly and other shows I really like are Count Arthur Strong, Clare in the Community and Tom Wrigglesworths Open Letters. We saw his live show last month and it was ace.

KnappShappeyShipwright Mon 12-May-14 17:06:22

Another house full of Cabin Pressure obsessives fans here. I love Hut 33, The Castle and Deep Trouble, the rest of the family tolerate them and sometimes request them in the car when we've overdosed on CP. Also enjoy ISIHAC (most of the innuendo goes over the pre-teens' heads, teenager laughs and is then embarrassed) and Unbelievable Truth. We've just discovered Double Science on R4 extra which is entertaining.

DD1's form tutor is a CP fan, glad we're not the only ones in town!

Cooroo Tue 06-May-14 07:21:40

No one has mentioned The Horn Section. It's that because it's dire and completely unfunny?

FourForksAche Tue 06-May-14 07:16:26

just wanted to wave at all the other CP fans!

Cooroo Tue 06-May-14 07:09:20

I second Martin Jarvis reading Just William. Has anyone else heard North by Northamptonshire? I caught one episode and thought it was amazing. Keep meaning to hunt it down.

How to Play Yellow Car

I absolutely did not say "yellow car" to myself, when I saw one on the bus home, today. Oh no, I certainly didn't.

DS was nearly literally wetting himself over the Bear Polar sequence.

I love Cabin Pressure, currently working my way through series 3.

Le Bear Polar, anyone? smile

Also, is it wrong I really want to play the Travelling Lemon game on an actual flight...?

BigW Fri 02-May-14 22:20:44

Hilarious! I just popped on here to see if anyone else had listened to it. It was absolutely brilliant.

IndridCold Fri 02-May-14 13:25:43

A man who can imitate a Spanish squirrel helping 28 men mow a meadow is capable of anything!

So true...

FrankelandFilly Thu 01-May-14 22:29:39

I work in horse racibg, when not on maternity leave! Last year a horse called Here I Am was running and everytime the commentator said his name I found myself saying "dont tread on me" grin

AllMimsyWereTheBorogroves Thu 01-May-14 22:13:16

Did anyone else hear CP tonight? Xinzhou. Fizz buzz 'ave a banana. Here I am don't tread on me. Baby chicken, baby lamb. Martin's shirt smelled of bacon because Douglas used his travel iron to cook some bacon in his hotel room. I was in seventh heaven.

PrincessTheresaofLiechtenstein Thu 01-May-14 20:24:19

"As otters may have shifted during the flight" is one of my favourites

PrincessTheresaofLiechtenstein Thu 01-May-14 20:23:03

Hello... Just feel I should be on this thread somehow... Going to check out some of these suggestions, probably starting with Souvenir Programme!

We enjoyed playing yellow car in New York...well I did anyway. The dc think I'm insane.

Trying to think of my favourite line. Possibly 'Weasels King Henry...? 'Hedgehog O'brien...?' or 'Jelly Babies to manual'.

Ooh, belatedly marking my place. We are just listening to CP over and over again in the absence of anything else which compares.
I just love it soooo much! Bizarrely, so do dd (8) and ds (6). They quote from it all the time grin. As an aside, isn't Roger Allam just fab? In everything! Loved him in Endeavour.

FrankelandFilly Thu 01-May-14 20:12:37

Nice to see so many CP fans around grin

Have you thought about going very old school? Radio shows like The Goon Show, Round the Horne, The Navy Lark, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again are classics and don't, IMHO, date.

<clears throat> The lemon is in play wink

Bea Wed 30-Apr-14 17:45:11

Another suggestion... Alex Horne and band... Forget the proper title but great and full of super puns....

And has anyone mentioned John finnemore's souvenir programme?? An obvious suggestion as he wrote cabin pressure!

My chances of getting DS to listen to radio stuff at home are limited, I think - I manage to indoctrinate him better when he's a captive audience in the car. So 4 Extra probably isn't a practical option without doing hideously illegal options for getting it onto iPod. I like the idea of classic series, though - I know that back in the dawn of time before I met DH I had a bunch of classic radio CDs but I don't remember seeing them since I moved in 17 years ago (and we've moved house since then...)

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