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Cabin Pressure [20131122|13:14]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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The bloke and I been listening to this adorable radio series since it started re-running on BBC Radio 4 Extra a couple of months ago.

Written by John Finnemore, it features four people who crew a private airline. They get up to hilarious hijinks whilst flying bonkers passengers around the world. The voice actors are people whom you just might recognise:

  1. Owner and Operator of MJN Air, Mother, Architect of Adventure: Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, voiced by Stephanie Cole (also known from TV series Open All Hours and Doc Martin, amongst many others)

  2. First Officer, Sarcastronaut: Douglas Richardson, voiced by Roger Allam (I know he is a srs thespeean but I will always think of him as Mannion from The Thick of It)

  3. Flight Attendant, Momma’s Boy, Dogsbody: Arthur Shappey, voiced by John Finnemore

  4. Aeroplane: Gertie, who forebears silently the antics of her crew, and finally,

  5. Captain, Fastidious Fusspot, Target Practice for Douglas: Martin Crieff, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch (who’s been in some stuff lately that a few people on the internet are mildly fannish about).


Anyway, the plots are ridiculous, the dialogue is wonderful and you should listen to it on iPlayer Radio (Currently re-running Series 2, available everywhere in Europe, not sure about outside though). You can also purchase it from AudioGo on CD or as MP3 downloads (it’s on my Christmas Non-Sectarian Festival Holiday list).

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[User Picture]From: imyril
2013-11-22 13:18 (UTC)

Roger Allam

...is such a srs thespeean he does his own grocery shopping and travels by train in rush hour. Because being an Ac-tor doesn't pay as well as it might ;)

The joys of living in this neighbourhood - the weekly dilemma over whether it's okay to run up to Mildly Famous Person and tell them you think they're made of awesome.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-11-22 21:01 (UTC)

Re: Roger Allam

It's probably fine if you keep it low-key and just walk away afterward? I think I'd find myself tongue-tied at the prospect of speaking to him, though. Which seems odd after living in LA for years and utterly failing at being star-struck. :P
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[User Picture]From: imyril
2013-11-23 00:39 (UTC)
I've never had the confidence to have a stab at it. I've always been entirely certain I 'd lapse into either tongue tied or schoolgirl gush :)
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2013-11-24 20:14 (UTC)
"Ipswich" was a giggle.
"Glid" IS a word :) can I have it in SCRABBLE please.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-11-28 12:48 (UTC)
I've been so horribly busy this week that I've tried four times to make it through "Ipswich" and have only got 16 minutes in. ARGH. Must manage it before the next one!
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