Advanced search

Lovely article in The Guardian about Cabin Pressure

(49 Posts)
Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 27-Mar-18 10:00:37

The great JF himself talking about it, followed by Stephanie Cole's reflections. Never seen such a positive set of comments on a Guardian article!

R4 Tue 27-Mar-18 10:24:41

"I didn’t know John Finnemore’s work when the first two scripts arrived, but it sprang at me like a glorious ray of sunshine."
Such a lovely comment.

I cannot believe that there are still tickets available for his tour.shock

TaurielTest Tue 27-Mar-18 10:38:54

I can't believe I didn't notice until Stephanie Cole mentioned it that the destinations in each episode's title went from A - Z blush

DadDadDad Tue 27-Mar-18 10:44:44

John Finnemore's creation, and it is him and the brilliant Cole who are interviewed, but The Guardian know that putting Cumberbatch in the URL will get them the hits...

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 27-Mar-18 10:51:10

Yes. I had hopes of getting tickets for the Zurich recording, but I seem to recall that about 20,000 people (most of them Cumberbatch fans) applied for seats in a venue that could take about 200. Oh well.

His tour doesn't have a London venue, apart from Richmond, which is quite a long way from me, but I might check if there are still any tickets there. I have been fortunate enough to get tickets for several Souvenir Programme recordings, so I can't complain!

LanaKanesTerfyVagina Tue 27-Mar-18 10:52:00

Aah thanks for sharing.
Given me a lovely warm fuzzy glow.

Love love love Cabin Pressure....literally the best comedy ever.

I have listened to it so many times, it never, ever gets old.

The Lemon is in play.

LanaKanesTerfyVagina Tue 27-Mar-18 10:56:47

Might have to go listen to them all again now.
(Despite having listened to them in full at Xmas and on holiday last year!- obsessed? moi? grin)

Thoroughly recommend Double Acts to anyone who loves JF, really funny, very sharp, and sometimes poignant.

AlbusPercival Tue 27-Mar-18 11:09:09

Ooh thanks so much for this. He’s playing my town and I hadn’t even realised!

GrockleBocs Tue 27-Mar-18 11:41:32

Gasp0de you're an absolute star
Dd has some difficult stuff happening soon and she adores Cabin Pressure and the Souvenir stuff (as do I) and I've got tickets just now as a surprise. Thank you for the alert grin

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 27-Mar-18 15:39:32

Glad to be of service, GrockleBocs! Hope it's good.

GnotherGnu Tue 27-Mar-18 16:48:57

Reading those comments has made me realise it's time to get the box set out.

AuntyElle Tue 27-Mar-18 17:02:20

I adore CP, and loved some of the Double Acts, but I don’t get the Souvenir series. Find it mildly amusing at best, I feel like I’m missing something. confused

LassWiADelicateAir Wed 28-Mar-18 01:57:34

I loved Cabin Pressure and Souvenir Programme. The last one was brilliant when it wrapped up all the random threads.

The exam question sketch is one of funniest sketchs ever.

EBearhug Wed 28-Mar-18 02:04:36

Ican't believe I didn't notice until Stephanie Cole mentioned it that the destinations in each episode's title went from A - Z

I was all hopeful when they flew off to Addis Ababa.

Costacoffeeplease Wed 28-Mar-18 05:29:04

Love cabin pressure, double acts and souvenir programme, and agree that the last sp episode was absolutely brilliant, also the double act with Una Stubbs and Tamsin Outhwaite, and the one about the penguins grin

John is just so talented

AlbusPercival Wed 28-Mar-18 08:43:43

I didn’t notice it was a-z until I read it in the article either.

Agree last episode of cabin pressure was amazing. I was listening on headphones and just went wow! And made DH listen to the whole episode

Eastpoint Thu 29-Mar-18 05:26:08

JF is just so amazingly talented, brilliant. Richmond Theatre has some singles in the stalls but the only seats together are in the Upper Circle (£29 + transaction fee), good going when he’s not appearing until 4th June. Website is a pain.

TomRavenscroft Fri 20-Apr-18 13:45:22

I really like Cabin Pressure but must say I don't think John F is great otherwise.

To my huge surprise, I got tickets to a Cabin Pressure recording once. It was a bit like Beatlemania grin

Benedict is excellent in it but the whole cast is glorious.

Eolian Fri 20-Apr-18 15:26:12

Awww I love Cabin Pressure so much! We re-listen to episodes all the time, so the whole family is almost word-perfect!

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 20-Apr-18 15:45:57

I really like Cabin Pressure but must say I don't think John F is great otherwise.


Could not disagree more. I think he's a very talented writer indeed. Double Acts has been excellent. The Souvenir Programme doesn't always hit the mark but it usually does.

TomRavenscroft Fri 20-Apr-18 15:55:39

The Souvenir Programme doesn't always hit the mark but it usually does.

For me it's the other way round –occasionally funny, much more often repetitious, dragged out or long-winded.

Raglansleeve Fri 20-Apr-18 16:05:21

What a nice article. Cabin Pressure is my happy place grin. We have tickets for the Edinburgh show in June. Our DCats have been known as 'The tiny lions who live in our house and don't love us' after one of the Souvenir Programme sketches.

Jelly babies to manual.

Eastpoint Thu 10-May-18 06:09:28

I’m going to see him in June too, but at Richmond Theatre. I booked the seats a few weeks ago and there were hardly any left.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Thu 10-May-18 06:58:33

Timely mention there, @Eastpoint! He tweeted the other day about an extra show being added at Richmond. There might still be tickets available. From memory, it's on Sunday 3rd June at 2.30pm. Unfortunately no good for me but maybe others might be free then.

Notthatwomanagain Thu 10-May-18 07:01:24

Where do I find this as I have never heard of it?

Tried searching the bbc radio app and it’s not listed?

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Thu 10-May-18 07:06:34

I'd be surprised if there aren't clips on Youtube. The whole series is available as a CD boxed set or download. Try out the clips first to see if you like it. Hope you do!

Costacoffeeplease Thu 10-May-18 07:10:46

I’ve got it downloaded on audible

Eastpoint Thu 10-May-18 08:19:34

It would be great if the whole tour sells out, it’s hard to believe Radio 4 pays well (unless you are John Humphrey groan).

ThursdayNextIsMyHero Thu 10-May-18 08:40:18

I love Cabin Pressure. I'd never heard of it before except on here, but I've got the boxset and have listened to it a few times. Yellow Car is often played (and causes arguments amongst the dc).

NetballHoop Wed 16-May-18 15:30:41

They are all on Youtube.

TaurielTest Wed 01-Aug-18 15:58:13

Zurich (both parts) is on iPlayer now:

DidoAndHerLament Wed 01-Aug-18 16:04:02

Brilliant grin. Thanks for sharing. Cabin Pressure never fails to cheer me up.

Kingkiller Wed 01-Aug-18 16:11:07

Love Cabin Pressure so much! The dc and I are pretty much word perfect, we've listened to them so often! Did anyone hear the John Finnemore episode of the 'My Teenage Diary' series on R4 recently? It was very funny and rather endearing.

I like the Souvenir Programme too, amd agree with a pp that the exam question sketch is hilarious. Also love the goldfish/Neptune one and the one with the adventurers having to solve the riddle to get through the gate. grin

JF just seems so lovely too. I can't imagine him not being a nice person in rl <please nobody tell me otherwise!>.

PenguindreamsofDraco Tue 13-Nov-18 09:53:18

Oh we are word perfect too, including the 7yo, who plays a mean game of Yellow Car.

We have a long drive coming up towards Christmas, does anyone who loves Cabin Pressure have any recommendations for anything else we could listen to?

Bittermints Tue 13-Nov-18 21:30:24

Double Acts was good but possibly not obvious material for a 7yo.

Miscible Mon 19-Nov-18 16:58:13

Just come across another article -

holidaylady Mon 26-Nov-18 22:11:41

Has anyone got any links to any of the episodes that still work?
I love this show and would love to listen to it again (discovered it pre CB mania)

CalmConfident Sun 02-Dec-18 09:55:02

We need a new car listen with the DC 10 &12 - cabin pressure will be perfect!

MrsChollySawcutt Sat 15-Dec-18 16:29:40

All the episodes from Abu Dhabi through the two-part Zurich finale are available free as an iTunes Podcast:

Bittermints Fri 21-Dec-18 12:55:42

Gosh! That's a generous offer.

bsc Fri 21-Dec-18 13:21:01

Ooh! What a lovely surprise- we love cabin pressure!

Twyler Fri 21-Dec-18 13:31:18


GoGoJo Fri 11-Jan-19 00:20:21

Just found out I got tickets to see the next series of souvenir programme being recorded at the end of the month. Very excited!

Does anyone know how long stuff usually takes to air?

Bittermints Fri 11-Jan-19 21:17:16

Me too, @GoGoJo! I've been before but can't remember how long it takes before it goes out on air.

MikeUniformMike Thu 14-Feb-19 19:59:47

Radio Times has a Top 30 Radio Shows, and Cabin Pressure isn't in it. How did that happen?

Iwantacampervan Tue 26-Mar-19 16:29:31

Cabin Pressure is on again on Rado 4 Extra - Sundays 11pm from 24th March. Second series starting with Helsinki.

Disfordarkchocolate Tue 26-Mar-19 16:38:18

There was one on the Radio recently (Helsinki), worth a listen. Every episode is a classic. Its like Father Ted, you can happily argue with yourself about which is the best episode and never make a decision as they're all so good.

GoGoJo Wed 22-May-19 22:53:52

New souvenir programme out today.

My unreasonably large radio crush was not quashed in any way by seeing him live.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 01-Jun-19 16:08:47

The first sketch in episode 2 was terrific and would fit right in in Mumsnet. We were at the live recording for that one, the driving test and the Noah sketch in episode 1, probably some of the others too.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, quick, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Get started »