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Roger in new BBC Radio 4 show

John Finnemore (Dead Ringers and Mitchell And Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin and Victoria Wood's Housewife 49), Roger Allam (The Thick Of It) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement and Starter For Ten).

Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international air travel is hilariously mundane; small cargo runs, stag nights, shifting a panther for the odd oil sheik, bussing over a load of journos to a freebie in Monte Carlo and trying to avoid getting diverted to Birmingham.

Run by the forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (an unfortunate marriage, namewise, but in Carolyn's opinion, marginally better than Carolyn Shappey-Knapp), her two pilots are the smooth, experienced and almost-certainly-fired-by-a-big-airline-for-all-round naughtiness Douglas, and struggling almost-competent pilot and sweaty man Martin. All-round help is provided by Carolyn's near-idiot son, Arthur.

Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London on Sunday 1 June and recording at the Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London on Thursday 12 and Sunday 15 June. Doors open at 7.15pm. You can get tickets at
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