“Good evening ladies and gentlemen. We are now halfway through our flight from Hong Kong to Limerick, and I just thought I’d let you know that I. Am. Bored. Bored, bored, bored, bored, bored. We are, unbelievably, still flying over Russia, which continues to be stupidly big. Really enormous. Far bigger than necessary. We’ve been in the air now for about a week. And it doesn’t look like we’ll be landing until the last syllable of recorded time. So, if anyone on board knows any card tricks, ghost stories, or would like to have some sex, please do make your way to the flight deck. Thank you.”—Roger Allam as Douglas in John Finnemore’s Cabin Pressure (via luunacyy)
Hello, ladies and gentlemen, my name is Stephanie Cole. And before the new series of Cabin Pressure, some brief safety information:
Roger Allam and Benedict Cumberbatch are located here (“hello”) and here (“hello”). And in the unlikely event of an emergency, John Finnemore can be found under your seat (“HOI!”). Finally, we do recommend you keep your radio switched on for the duration of the show and remain listening until the program has come to a complete stop. Thank you.
Cabin Pressure: due to arrive on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am on Friday morning. U-unless there’s fog over Women’s Hour.