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[Download|Radio Series] Cabin Pressure


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Cabin Pressure is a sitcom about the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one plane, charter airline; staffed by two pilots: one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. Whether they’re flying squaddies to Hamburg, metal sheets to Mozambique, or an oil exec’s cat to Abu Dhabi, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

Written by John Finnemore
Produced & directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for the BBC


  Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (STEPHANIE COLE) is at last, at 64, free of her awful husband, pleasingly not free of his private jet, and ready to show the world what she’s made of, by running the slickest, most successful, most profitable charter air firm ever seen. And were it not for her crew, plane, and passengers, she would do. An ex-stewardess, and a woman of formidable energy, formidable competence, and formidable formidableness, she is continually frustrated by the incompetence or irresponsibility of the sort of pilots who are prepared to work for the money she’s prepared to pay.
  Captain Martin Crieff, for instance. Martin (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH) has wanted to be an airline pilot since he was six, and before that he wanted to be an aeroplane. And now, in his early thirties, he finally sort of is- although as Carolyn points out, MJN Air is not exactly an airline. You cannot put one aircraft in a line. If it’s anything, it’s an airdot. But nonetheless, Martin is at last a professional pilot, and a captain to boot, which is one in the eye for all those people who told him he’d never make it: parents, teachers, prospective employers… examiners. No doubt other things like spatial awareness, natural authority, and ability to make decisions under pressure will come in time. For now, the main thing is the desperate struggle to stop passengers mistaking him for a steward, a baggage handler, or the YTS lad.
  This is not something that troubles his trusty First Officer. Douglas Richardson (ROGER ALLAM) is an effortlessly charming, authoritative, dark-brown voiced smooth old sky god. He’s twenty years older than Martin, and spent most of those as a captain for the mighty Air England, before finding himself unexpectedly on the job market after a difference of opinion with Hong Kong customs about whether having seven silk kimonos stitched inside one’s jackets indicated one was a smuggler… or simply a lovable eccentric. Having to sit in the co-pilot’s seat, fly drunken city boys to Biarritz, and then hoover the plane afterwards is not how Douglas imagined the last ten years of his career, but with a wife to support, and two different flavours of alimony to pay, he’s not in a position to be choosy. And on the bright side, there’s Martin to tease, and… well, there’s Martin to tease.
  Meanwhile, passenger service is provided by Carolyn’s excitable son, Arthur Shappey. Arthur (JOHN FINNEMORE), like Martin, always wanted to a pilot, and, like Martin, was always told by everyone he’d never make it, and so, unlike Martin… he isn’t one. However, his Mum has let him be the steward, and his boundless enthusiasm for his new role is only matched by his boundless enthusiasm for pretty much everything else he ever sees or does. He’s particularly delighted to be allowed to serve Martin and Douglas- in his unshakeable opinion the two greatest aviators to take to the skies since Wilbur and Orville.



Episode Name


1 Abu Dhabi
2 Boston
3 Cremona
4 Douz
5 Edinburgh
6 Fitton


1 Helsinki
2 GdanskGdansk
3 IpswichIpswich
4 Johannesburg
5 Kuala Lumpur
6 Limerick
Christmas Special Molokai


1 Qikiqtarjuaq
2 Paris
3 NewcastleNewcastle
4 Ottery St. Mary
5 Rotterdam
6 St. Petersburg


1 Timbuktu
2 Uskerty
3 VaduzVaduz
4 Wokingham
5 Xinzhou
6 Yverdon-les-BainsYverdon-les-BainsYverdon-les-Bains

For the last episode “Zurich”, please click part 1, part 2.

Host: Fhsare

Uploaded by: Little Qcumber



115 thoughts on “[Download|Radio Series] Cabin Pressure

  1. Hi I dont think any of your links are working except for Zurich

  2. can I download these please- i loved this series when it was on the radio.

  3. ‘Link cannot be found’ or blank pages.

  4. The download has stopped working. If you could please fix this problem.

  5. the download is not working

  6. Thanks so much for posting, would love to download Cabin Pressure, but the links wont work, says they have been removed. :{

  7. I’m having trouble downloadIng the episodes is it me or a wider issue?

  8. Hey, I’m not sure the links still work anymore… Could you check for me?

  9. Please may I have permission to download these episodes. I must let you know that I have already tried the first episode of the first series as a trial and the link does not seem to be working. I have loved the show and wanted to start afresh from the beginning, but the episodes no longer appear to be there.

  10. Hi, may I download the files? I am a huge fan. it is just for me and my daughter

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  12. Hi, and thanks! I’m trying to download Ipswich and Edinburgh, but the link takes me to a page on Mega NZ with the message, “The associated user account has been terminated due to multiple violations of our Terms of Service.” Is this anything that can be fixed? Thanks much!


  13. May I download your files , please?

  14. Could I please download these wonderful episodes? I’ve recently become a pilot myself and am sharing these with my co-workers!

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  16. Thank you so much for uploading those 🙂 I’m planning to base my bachelors degree paper on this series, and having it all helps a lot. You’re BRILLIANT! ❤

  17. Hello Little Qcumber, this is a great catalogue of the Cabin Series, ive been searching for it for ages. May I listen/download and how?

    • Just access the link and download the file 😀
      Don’t forget to switch to English beforehand (LANGUAGE function is at the upper right corner)
      Thanks for loving it and hope you will have a good time with this wonderful series 😀

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  19. Many thanks Qcumber and a Happy New Year to you for you kind and sharing qualities. Bonne Annee. xx

  20. Hi, Can I download, please. I was only able to hear a small set on BBC4, but the whole serie is awesome

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