Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Cabin Pressure IV - prepare for boarding.

Arthur Shappey. A serious man, with a serious announcement, and a serious face.


Bing bong. I have Cabin Pressure news. Yes, actual news! Not just news about when we hope to know when we might get news, but the news itself. All of it.  Are you ready? Ok. Here is the news. 

*Shuffles papers. Looks serious.*

The new series of Cabin Pressure will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 for six weeks starting Wednesday the 9th of January, 2013.  The cast is unchanged.

There will be three recordings. They will all be at the RADA studios in London, at 1:30 pm, on the following dates: Sunday the 2nd of December; Sunday the 16th December and Sunday the 6th of January.

You will be able to apply for free tickets to the recordings on this site, probably in two or three days time. (A tip - if past experience is anything to go by, there will be quite a short window between applications being opened and closed, so if you're keen, keep an eye on the site.) Applications will then be entered into a draw, and successful applicants will be emailed and sent their tickets.

I've been really touched by, and grateful for, all the excitement and interest people have shown about the show, here and at the try-outs, and I wish there was more I could do to help you get tickets. Unfortunately, there just isn't - partly because the BBC Ticket Unit control the draw, not me or Pozzitive, and partly because if I started, where would I stop? So all I can do is wish you the very best of luck, and hope to see you there!

Oh, one other thing - the ticket unit tend to issue more tickets than there are seats, because often people with free tickets don't turn up. Last series, this lead to a lot of people with tickets being turned away at the door, which I absolutely hate. I've asked them very nicely not to over-cater by much this time round, and I hope they listen. But even so, do bear in mind getting a ticket doesn't guarantee entry. If it was me, for instance, I would think twice before travelling a long way to see it. 

Anyway, this has got very gloomy. The main thing is, we've got recording dates, we've got transmission dates, and there will be more Cabin Pressure in two months time! 

Now all I have to do is finish writing it. 

I knew there was something. 

1394 comments:

whatthecurtains said...

This news really brightened my day!

Anonymous said...

So excited! :D

Miss Pear said...

Huzzah! Fantastic news!

As a newly-employed person (though not on Mondays) the Sunday-ness of the recording dates is a relief! Now *waits for BBC Comedy Sausage Machine to put up tickets*

Aimee said...

Jumping for joy!

Sparrow said...

This makes us very very happy. Thank you Mr. Finnemore for this wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Literally screaming with happiness! Thank you Mr Finnemore! And to all the cast and productions who make this radio series possible!

Unknown said...

OMG, OMG, OMG! *stalks BBC website*

Anonymous said...

*worldwide fandot party*

Anonymous said...

Yay I'm so happy! The lemon is in play...

Anonymous said...

hyperventilating, soooo want a seat, see you soon

anon cumberbitch of hull :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh this is good news!! Going to watch this site and the BBC site like a hawk now... my sister and I would love to see this!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Finnemore, you brightened my day considerably with those glorious news of yours. Thank you so much, Sir! :)

Anonymous said...

so happy, thank you thank you captain dinosaur or jo-ohn finnemore, did you write them interchangeable??

still hyperventilating, hull

pennswoods said...

Best news ever! Even if we don't all get in, we can still throw a hell of a line party. I'll bring the lemon.

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!! Brilliant!!! Maybe we can get those pressing questions answered.

Will Martin get a paycheck?
How tall is Martin and what does his hairline look like?
What is going on between Caroline and Hurk?
Will Mr. Burling ever get to enjoy his Talasker whiskey?
Where is the latest airfield pub?

Verity said...

Even though I love Cabin Pressure, I'm in two minds whether to brave the nightmare of ticket applications and potential queueing madness. I've really enjoyed the recordings that I've managed to attend, but knowing that the large volume of scary Cumberbatch fangirls that populates the listening audience will increase again this year, I'm not sure I can brave the madness of queueing from stupid-o'clock in the morning to get a seat! (Admittedly, I am also something of a fangirl, but I try so hard not to be a scary one and most of them scare me!)

Katri said...

The BEST news!! I was flying back from London today and listening to the 3rd series of CP. For umpteenth time...

julzcat said...

Fantastic news!! can't hardly wait! Best of luck!

sherlock-de.com said...

Thanks so much for these brilliant news! :-)

Anonymous said...

Why must I be a Northerner? Stuck up here when I just want to be at a CP recording :-( Oh well, I am super excited for January now!

brilliant said...

Brilliant!

brilliant said...

BRILLIANT!

the Dubar said...

Brilliant! My friends and I just finished season three and we've been trying to survive on reruns. Our college life has literally been eating popcorn and listening to Cabin Pressure (On rare occasions, there will be homework tossed in there).

Anonymous said...

Yay! But I can only make one of the dates (being actory the other days) But the one I can do (6th Jan) is the day after my birthday! What a birthday prezzie that would be! I'll be stalking the BBC site now and even if the BBC Gods don't smile on me at least I get CP on the radio as a late birthday present. :-)

Dawn x

Anonymous said...

I'll fly from Italy so see you so I better not to be left out of the door! Let's hope I'll be lucky enough.. I'll bring cookies

Anonymous said...

I'm an American and I'm still beyond excited for this. I may have shrieked a bit louder than I intended.

Guess I'm getting plane tickets...

Anonymous said...

Be still my beating heart. :)

I'm excited that season four is now closer to become a real thing but black tendrils of fear start creeping in as we get closer and closer to 'Z'. What happens then?!?!?!?

Please say we go back to 'A' again. Or MJN in Spaaaaaaaace.

Trina Dubya said...

I'm absolutely delighted, and I look forward to series four!

Min said...

Woo hoo! I'm so happy about this news!!

challengerebecca said...

I don't care that I'll be travelling a long way, if, big if, if I get a ticket, I will be there! :D

If not, cannot wait to hear it once again, although the other episodes are classics, I still laugh awkwardly to myself on the train, bus, tube and car...

Good luck with the writing of it!

Sarah said...

I knew spending time on the Internet rather than writing notes in my ar haeology class would be worth it. I'm one of the (very) many Americans absolutely besotted with your show, and now I can't quite contain my excitement. So, uh, hooray!
Also, I'll wait patiently for more from your Souvenir Programme. Very patiently. Very,very patiently.

Kyla said...

Wonderful! Even though I'm all the way in America, I listen to the rebroadcast of your show all the time on internet radio. I look forward to Series 4 very much! Can't wait!

E. Rabbit said...

I am cursing the universe for my poor vacation planning that has me back in the States 3 days before the fist taping. Damn and double damn.

Oh well. I'll just have to wait until it starts airing, and then I'll have something to thank the universe for again.

ShK said...

Best news ever, paramount and brilliant :)

Anonymous said...

Yay! Great news, and thanks so much for interceding with the ticket department on our behalf. The queueing situation is way ot of control for popular shows, I gave up when the queuing time exceeded the time spent in the actual recording! Seems to me that almost everyone given tickets * does* turn up...

Anonymous said...

Great news, even though I won’t be in London at any of these dates... is there any possibility you could fetch me with a private MJN flight? I am definitely a better cook than Arthur, promised! No? Thought so. I might consider going to the local zoo instead (in a yellow car), watch some otters and les bears polar and drink some delicious traveling lemonade.

Yeah… I am a bit too excited at the moment. Wednesday will become my favourite day of the week (I normally dislike Wednesdays, nearly as bad as Mondays…). Thank you!!!

Alex Read said...

Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! I will actually be in London for one of the recording days, so I really hope I can get tickets!

hell is other people :3 said...

There may have been happy tears. In fact, I'd be lying if I said there weren't. Lots of happy tears.

Tata said...

If you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of hundreds frantically tapping 'F5' on the BBC ticket application page.

Anonymous said...

So very happy to hear this. Congratulations and full steam ahead! - Wendy

Melody Wilde said...

You've just made at least two people here in the United States incredibly happy. Thank you. And please excuse any typos, because it's hard to type when you're jumping up and down with joy.

Alison said...

Best. Holiday. Gift. Ever.

Thank you!! And thank you for making it happen, I hope you have a fantastic time writing & recording!

Elasis said...

Brilliant!! pity I'm not in the UK to attend the recording... :'(
is there any other session around, say, beginning of April?pleaaaaase.....

Picturetalk321 said...

I am SO EXCITED. This is more exciting to me than the new Bond, the new Sherlock or even the new Lord of the Rings (sorry, I mean Hobbit).

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to anyone applying for the tickets! Wish I could too but alas no UK address, thank goodness it's radio so I'll eventually get to join in on the fun when the show airs yay! Onnea esitykseen!

Nicole Bukowska said...

It's soo brilliant!! I'd love to see it ..but I'm actualy live in spain.... so I can only send all that happines what we feel for that news, from all fans what I know here, to you MrFinnemore ^^

Daedalus said...

Talk of tickets reminds me of Spike Milligan's BBC Commissionaire sketch:

Man: I have a ticket here for a show.

Commissionaire: That's not good enough! You can't come in here until you've been kept standing in the pouring rain for three hours, so no matter how bad the show is, you're grateful!

Man: Well I have been waiting for two hours, and I have got pneumonia.

Comm: Oh good, you can come in!

Anonymous said...

does anyone else think John finnemore us hugely foxy in that picture

Anonymous said...

That..is quite a depressing prospect for what might be ahead of those who will get tickets :'D

Jen said...

Yayyyyyy! =D

Cadie said...

I am so very excited by this news. Wish I could go to the recordings but there is NO way I would be able to get to London for it. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for MJN Air this season! :D

Anonymous said...

Canadian fan here, thrilled to my toasty warm socks!

Anonymous said...

So happy

Annie said...

Absolutely the BEST NEWS ALL DAY! Time to break out the silly hats everyone (make sure to add the appropriate amount of gold braid)!!!

Anonymous said...

@ anon 8:24 PM

Oh god yes. He looks like James Bond.

Laimelde said...

Woohoo! Fantastic news to wake up to! Thanks Mr Finnemore!

Il Wiltshire said...

oh god oh god oh god. i am sooooooooooooooo excited.

LynneM said...

That's really great news,John. Well done you:richly-deserved.So glad the cast remains unchanged.

Pivli said...

This is great news! I'm looking forward to broadcasting. It is a pity that it is for me so far from Prague ...
I wish you good luck!

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Pipit said...

YIPEEE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@ anon 8.34, he's handsome and funny. perfect combo.

Mokky said...

Awesome.
Only recently discovered your BRILLIANT series, and practically know the scipts by heart. Can't wait for the new series. can't wait,can't wait,can't wait,can't wait....

Helen said...

Really hope I will see you at the recordings, Mr Finnemore! Either way, I am so excited to have a date on this :)

KasaKeira said...

Squeee! I can't wait! Any chance we could get a preview of the country names or are they super secret?

Cristina said...

"if you're keen, keep an eye on the site."

Two days later, when the BBC site keels over from thousands of fingers colliding repeatedly with the F5 key...

In other words, HURRAY! :D

Anonymous said...

because if I started, where would I stop?

Well, I'm still hoping you'll decide to take over the world one day ...

Thanks for letting us know. It would be fantastic to get tickets, but even if I don't, YAY!!! NEW CABIN PRESSURE!!! And just in time: I know the scripts off by heart and need some new material.

It might amuse you to hear that the social awkwardness of family gathering with distant cousins was recently much alleviated for me on finding an nth-removed relative was also a CP fan. Our opening conversation consisted entirely of quotes!

Sarah-L-B said...

I'd give anything to be there, but London is too far away for me :*( Still, I'm really looking forward to the new series. I prefer Cabin Pressure over most television comedy, that's for sure!

Hikaru said...

Amazingly amazing new~~s! Can't await! <3

Amaya-san said...

Yay! The happiness in my soul knows no bounds and my face is hurting from how much this news is making me smile.

Kathy said...

This is the best news I've had since Obama was re-elected!

Well...one is slightly more important that the other but it's right up there.

And your suggestion to not travel long distances for a chance to attend a taping I'm sure would include Denver, Colorado so I'll just have to be with you there in spirit (and wait patiently for them to be offered on Amazon for download). :-)

Jinnie said...

Fantastic news! I really can't wait until January! I live in New Zealand but I'd go to London just to watch the live recording!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is fantastic news :D! It looks like geography will once again prevent me from attending one of the recordings ... but I will be waiting impatiently for January 9th! :) So excited!

qeedivertido said...

This are FANTASTIC NEWS!!
Can't wait for the new series.
I'm so happy!!
Greeting from Argentina!!

Lucianne said...

This is great news!I have listened to CP soooo many times. My favourite episodes I almost know by heart (Fitton, Paris, Ottery St Mary...).Can´t wait for the new episodes!!!
I´m not sure if we can come all the way from Germany. (But we already had a lovely evening in the Kilburn Priory in April).
Have you ever thought about doing a (I don´t know if that´s a proper English word for it) live-audio-play? In Germany there is a popular audio play: "Die Drei Fragezeichen". You can buy it on CD here, there are more than 150 episodes. The cast did a live-tour two years ago: There were just the three speakers, some supporting speakers, a foley artist and some microphones on a stage. It was not like Theatre, they just read their texts into a microphone. It was an old episode and everybody in the audience(including me)knew most of the text by heart. 11.000 people came to see them in Hamburg and even more came to Berlin! It was great and very funny! Maybe something like that only works in weird Germany. But I thought...so many people would love to come even from very far away to see you guys reading a text into a microphone...
I think there are enough people to fill a biggerish theatre or concert hall...AND you could even sell the proper amount of tickets! Like a Priory Engagement, only bigger. Please?

Savani said...

Oh wow, this is wonderful news! I can't wait to listen to the new episodes! All the best with the recordings.

Greetings from the Netherlands!

Bethany said...

That's brilliant, Skip!!! I actually am sooo happy right now :D like I can't even. !!! GOOD LUCK writing/recording!! I can't WAIT!
Also:
"so many people would love to come even from very far away to see you guys reading a text into a microphone...
I think there are enough people to fill a biggerish theatre or concert hall...AND you could even sell the proper amount of tickets! Like a Priory Engagement, only bigger." <-- I LOVE this live-audio-play idea!!! It would totally be a hit!

Luna said...

That's BRILLIANT! Now I have to scout out the BBC tickets website.

Gordiana17 said...

Brilliant! ;)
Only the dates are unfortunate for me...
I'll try for 6th January, though. And if I'm lucky, I will be there!I don't mind travelling to London. Never!

Kris said...

*dies* YAY! congrats on finishing the writing that was killing you and on your fourth season.

John, honestly, that photo? That's just not right. Now we all want to find Arthur in some airport bar on layover and ... ask him for a drink. :D

Beth said...

Excellent. Thanks for letting us know so we can keep an eye out, I've already been tracking my emails daily for notifications but it's good to have a heads up! Much appreciated.

Narrelle Harris said...

*performing the happiest of happy dances at the moment*

*but inserting a slightly sad dance move of woe that, not living in England, I don't even get the slimmest of slim chances for a ticket to the recording*

*and then the happiest of happy dances resumes*

In related news, the latest couple of David Mitchell Soapbox rants had me crying with laughter. Thank you both for the genius of a) Digging up Richard III only to rebury him and b) Discovering I'm not the only one who does 'I forgot my phone' and 'just missed the train' pantomimes for people who neither know nor care.

Sabrina said...

I am exploding in excitement right now. Eeeeeek.

Carly Hodges said...

Not only is this the best news I've heard in weeks, but I must say, you look very dashing in that photo.

Anonymous said...

+a billion, Carly!

K-L G said...

I really love this show! It'd be epic to get a ticket and the 6th of Jan one is my birthday! That would be an amazing b-day surprise!!!

Anonymous said...

It's now even more mystifying how anyone, from a pony club or otherwise, could ever dump Arthur. Dear god, have mercy.

afailedjournalist said...

In the hope you answer questions you get through here: What are they like with wheelchair seats?

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! Waving happily from Orange County, California.

(Arthur's "serious face" is cute as all get-out.)

Anonymous said...

YES YES YES YES!!!!
I live in CA and the weather is horrible but this totally brightened my day<<or made it cooler...I HATE so-Cal weather....
Just texted everyone I know about this....My phone is vibrating more than it did in the last year,,,

Danielle said...

Yup, told the people I got into this crazy radio program that a 4th season is coming Jan. 9th - they all simultaneously screamed. One individual actually sounded relieved - the endless quoting of seasons 1 through 3 is finally tiring us out. SEASON 4 YIPPEE!!! Terrific news to a relatively boring day. :) Makes the new year look very inviting. Have fun recording!!!!!!! And right, writing... what a dreadful task, I feel for you!!

Dixiebell said...

I am thrilled!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I wish we Yanks had more comedy brilliance like this across the pond!!

Anonymous said...

Psst - For every excited fan who wants to re-listen to the whole series before the premiere, it works out perfectly.

If you begin with Episode 1 on Nov 15 (today) and listen to a new episode every three days exactly, you'll end by listening to the 19th and final episode on Jan 8, just in time for the new series!

I'm starting right now. Happy listening!

Suze said...

This is the best news I've heard all day! I wish I could roll the dice on going to the recordings, but, sadly, work and living across the pond make this impossible. I will just have to eagerly await the January broadcast. YAY!!!!

Pauline Laing said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay from Melbourne!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I'm about 6000 miles too far to seriously consider going to the recordings, but I look forward eagerly to whatever you come up with, sir. It's sure to be brilliant. :)

susannegoga.de said...

This is so amazing! Will have to listen to all episodes to prepare for the now ones. There are quite a lot of fans in Germany so if ever you should be thinking about doing a tour … :-D

Anonymous said...

I love how on tumblr the fans are equally excited over the news and fangirling hard over this new picture, because wow John, looking good!

Katrine said...

I've been waiting so long for this, and FINALLY!!! This saved my week!!
I'm so excited!!
As we say in Norway: WOW

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant! 2013 seems to be a much more promising year!

Andrew Bossom said...

So... the BBC overbooks, just like the airlines do? How nice of them to heighten the authenticity of the experience.

Sommertwinkle said...

This news makes me otterly happy! Thank you so much for this seriuos announcement, Arthur - you did, in a word, brilliantly.
And I've no doubt you will do so in all future developments as they develop.
Yay Season 4!

Sheena said...

As I'm in Dublin, I won't be going, but - how many people were turned away last time? Maybe there could be a Facebook page or something to organise a TAFCP (Turned Away From Cabin Pressure) Party. And it could be later joined by the NTAFCP (Not Turned Away From Cabin Pressure) Party. That way, instead of meandering off into the gloom to feel rejected, people could get drunk and quote at each other.

Norah said...

...And I won't be in the UK for the first three weeks of broadcasting. Sometimes I hate my life.
BUGGER THAT
Bring forth the paper streamers and the lemon meringue! Let's PARTY!

GG said...

I live close enough for the travel to be easily doable, but I am nervous of the (very lovely, I'm sure!) more enthusiastic audience members, so my gift to those who are applying for tickets is - I will not apply! That makes your chance of getting one just a little bit better! :-)

I hope you manage to get all the writing finished, John, but if there are any gaps, you could play some soothing music or perhaps some aeroplane noises...

Anonymous said...

I am currently quite depressed and nothing really seems to touch me, but I honestly have to say that this news made me smile for the first time in ages. Really, this might sound pathetic, but I feel like I have something to look forward to come the New Year now.

So, thank you, John, for the eagerly-awaited news; I cannot wait to see what the MJN crew get up to next! :)

Anonymous said...

HOORAY!!! And yet - I curse my terrible luck because of work and the Channel I can't make it to any TAFCP or NTAFCP parties. Therefore, January 9th it is!

Good luck to all the applicants and have fun!!!

Alex C said...

How thrilling:-)
Will definitely try to get tickets.

Just a thought - but while you have everyone there and the studio etc - any chance of a Xmas special?

Not wishing to appear greedy or anything, it's just that I am - so that's how if comes across. (Excuse the Bill Hicks rip-off)

KathyNerissa said...

This has made by week! What an awesome way to banish the post-Yuletide blues.

KathyNerissa said...

This has made by week! What an awesome way to banish the post-Yuletide blues.

Emily said...

I have just fainted and been sick on myself. Twice.

Only John Finnemore has the power to make me do that and actually feel EXCITED after it!

Lesley-Anne said...

In the immortal words of 7yo son in reaction to the news: AWESOME!

Christine said...

I am so excited by this news that I might go and play 'the travelling lemon' by myself to celebrate.

Anonymous said...

Hurrah! And a virtual tipple of Talisker to you all!

Sarah (The other one) said...

Wonderful Brilliant news Mr F... thanks for your hard work writing, and previewing, and thanks for letting us know in good time to watch the website.. I am going to apply for all the dates and hope to win one in the lottery. I dont care how long I have to queue. I will bring a deckchair and imagine I am watching Douglas washing the BMW.

I feel great sympathy for those who live too far away to make it to the recordings..

Jelly Babies to manual...

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind traveling a long way to be at a recording if such luck would find me in the form of a ticket and a good spot at the queue. I just wish tickets to UK wouldn't be so darn expencive :-I

Mandy said...

Oooh, this is such good news! Am jumping up and down (in my head) with excitement. Will be waiting impatiently by my iPlayer for CP to stream - the only way I will be able to hear it, other than hopping on the next plane from Australia... thank goodness for the Internet. Bring on the New Year!

Anonymous said...

Is is just me or is Arthur attempting a sultry face in that picture? I now have some disturbed to go with my excited.

JazzySatinDoll said...

So what you're saying is I shouldn't organise flights from Australia just to see your show recorded.

Meg said...

This is the happiest news that I have ever heard.

LittleLadyBlue said...

Hooray! I'm so excited, can't wait to hear it the next year! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... already booked to be in London (from Australia) in Dec - will be there for the 16th. If anyone gets a spare ticket for that date I'd love you forever :-D I will be applying for tickets although I suspect the time zone will be a handicap - I bet they appear online as I am asleep...

Optimum Health Now! said...

Another happy Melburnian. CP has brightened our journeys to and from the hospital considerably. \0/

beth.sobel said...

Do you know yet when they'll be available for sale? Also, hooray! Cabin Pressure is absolutely my favorite radio show; you're an exceptional writer and actor.

Hannah Robinson said...

One word: BRILLIANT!

My brother and I will be watching the Tickets site eagerly, fingers crossed we are lucky enough to get tickets! If so, see you there! If not, hope all goes well at the recordings John!

Laura G said...

Ah, the mixed emotions. I can't manage any of those recording dates, but at least that means I don't have to worry about not getting a ticket - or indeed a seat. And hoorah for Wednesdays in early 2013. Thanks Mr F, you make us all very happy.

Gay Sagabaen said...

Yehey!!!! That's is truly an awesome news. Too bad I can't get to see and hear the show recorded. The odds are greatly not in my favor. It's not just the tickets, which makes the odds lesser, but also the distance. I'm continents away from the UK.

But anyway, I'm glad CB will be back. I can't wait for January 2013 to come. That is if the world doesn't end before 2012 ends. :)

Anonymous said...

Nooo, I'm gonna be at work on all those dates *sob* Hope the people that can go have a great time! I was lucky enough to see two recordings last year and they were brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant brilliant BRILLIANT! Especially the cast unchanged bit, wouldn't be the same if anyone new was in it.....hoorah! xx

Anonymous said...

OMG I realy hope I get tickets!! ARGHHHH This cheered me up because I was going to have a dull friday evening but now I'm overexcited and hyper.
In the words or Arthur Shappey, "BRILLIANT!"
Beffy x

becca_mcgee said...

Fantastic! Good luck with the writing, look forward to hearing it in some format! :-D

Ellie P said...

Did you MEAN for that photo to look so smouldering and gorgeous? :D

Glad to hear this news and that you're all coming back! Thanks for the update and good luck with writing!

Beana said...

If the next series is half as funny as some of these posts it will be hilarious. I detect just a hint of hyperactivity, hysteria and, in at least one case, nausea. Best keep the audience away from too many fizzy drinks and crisps beforehand or it could get messy.

Incidentally, I got rather unnecessarily giggly the other day when I received a giant dark chocolate Toblerone.

Good luck and a following wind for the remaining days of sweat and tears writing before recording starts. :))

Lucy said...

Brilliant! I am now grinning so hard my face hurts a bit. I can't wait until January! I have all the serieses (is that a word?) on cd and can't wait until I can get the new one to listen to over and over again.
Giggled at the thought of Arthur being a serious man - oh Arthur, who are you trying to fool in that photo?
Good luck with the writing!

Veej said...

Terrific news, thank you! Expect screams from both daughters when I tell them...

Rygel16th said...

Thank you. Thank you.
Captain Dinosaur.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fantastic! Best show on the radio!
Props from the US of A!

Gordiana17 said...

Still no news on the BBC site... Will the tickets for January appeae in the same time?

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Dakota Bardy said...

I'm so glad to hear about the new series of Cabin Pressure!

I thought I'd let you knew that I was listening to the 6th episode of John Finnemore's Souvenir Program, doing boring household chores, and as the anti-PC man began insisting he wouldn't recycle until all the Chinese do, I was outside my apartment in Beijing while my neighbors and I sorted our recycling.
It made it that much better for me, though I did look pretty crazy, laughing apparently at nothing.

Anyway, I'm really excited to hear more of your writing soon!

Anonymous said...

You, Sir, have just given me my perfect graduation present - I'll have to hand in my Master's thesis quite exactly on the day of the first broadcast. No better way to celebrate an academic achievement :) :) :)

Orin said...

Fantastic!
I´m soooooooooo looking forward to it.

Since I "discoverd" Cabin Pressure in January this year there was not a single day without it (I´m not even kidding ;) )

A big THANK YOU to everyone who is involved in this brilliant show!

Anonymous said...

soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited ! just one quick question,how much time before the recoring do we have to get at the studios ? thank you

Trendy65 said...

Looks like series five will have to be recorded at Wembley Stadium!

Anonymous said...

looks like the tickets are now up on the BBC site.

Anonymous said...

Ticket applied for...fingers crossed for an early Christmas present care of BBC!

Anastasia said...

And as usual you can't apply if you are not from UK. Unfair. Yeah...

Elliot said...

Just applied! Hopefully I'll get a chance to go!

Anonymous said...

Just applied, keep my fingers cross. And if it works out hopefully I don't have to work.

Britta said...

Really glad hearing/reading this! WOW!! Will follow your kind advice and NOT try to get a ticket... Would LOVE to see pictures or a nice video from the recordings later on, though... Hoping you have a heart for us poor foreigners ... ;-)

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ClosetDiva (aka Kate K) said...

To quote Arthur (and a few other posts): BRILLIANT!!!
I'm on the wrong side of the Pond to attend any recordings, but will definitely be looking forward to the new series!
(Confession: I keep listening to CP on my morning commute and can highly recommend it as the best way to keep smiling. Especially if, like me, you're not a morning person.)

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Oh yes, Kate, I know this. I hear it when biking to the office in the morning. A nice way to cheer me up, because I am in a natural state of grumpiness on this time of the day. But with CP on the headphones I smile. And laugh out loud. Or words like 'Hooray!' or 'Oh no!' slip out. Loudly. On cycling tracks. While waiting for green traffic lights. In the lift (THAT was embarrassing...).
So on my way to work I am not the lunatic anymore that snarls at cars or bikes that dare to overtake her and yells at every pedestrian that carelessly strolls on the cycling track. No - now I am the lunatic that talks to herself in a strange language and burst into fits of laughter for no obvious reason. Well, kind of improvement... somehow... ish.
Thanks CP!
And thank you John for the phrase 'Go away. Go away now. Go away fast!' which is very helpful when the old grumpiness strikes again. And soon there will be more! Hoooray!!
Reeaally excited regards from Germany,
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@Kate and Cora: I agree completely. As a commuter myself I listen to CP on my way home - there's nothing more relaxing than shaking off a day with laughter. In the beginning I used to hide behind a large newspaper but I decided not to care if I embarrass myself. I can't help it anyway and a newspaper is not always at hand. And hey, why not let other people have fun with CP, too?

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more singing for Douglas!
more Toblerone for Arthur!
more dates with Herc for Caroline!

Tracy said...

Hooray!!! Sooo excited to hear the news! John Finnemore is brilliant and the Cabin Pressure cast feels like family now that we've shared so many hours travelling together in the car; okay, so maybe it was like having rambunctious, misbehaving kids in the back seat, but still...! ;) Cried big figurative tears when we'd heard the last episode! Considering changing our American citizenship to increase the odds of attending a CP taping, lol! Thank you! :D

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Learning the news about CP series 4 MADE my holiday in Sweden!

CP fans left queueing out in the cold --or stranded in the wrong countries or continents--should besiege the BBC to film and air the CP radio recording sessions with its devoted audience and then make radio history showing it on countless TVs,

Mr Finnemore: Please as a consolation prize for the multitudes who cannot make it into London for the recording, would you please draw a full-sized label for 25-year old Talisker Scotch that we can print and paste on the cheap scotch bottle of our choice? You might do a back label too, with information about the fictional distillery, which I imagine in the part of the Catholic Orkneys.

Lastly I nominate you for the Nobel Peace Prize-- you are infinitely more worthy a recipient than the benighted European Union;
--if not the Nobel Prize for Economics, for your now immortal "restauronomic" explanation of the Eurocrisis . . . quoted by heart by faculty and students in the halls of the LSE as well as the Harvard School of Business. . .

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How early would you recommend turning up if I am lucky enough to get tickets? 1 Hour? 2 hours? I'm hoping to get tickets for the last show as that is my Mums birthday and it would be a fantastic birthday present for her but I would hate to get the tickets and then disappoint her by not getting let in.

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No tickets available for those of us willing to make the trek from the US? I'm heartbroken!

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Dear Anonymous on holiday in Sweden

Sorry to disillusion you but Talisker is not fictional! It is produced by the only Single Malt Distillery on Skye, so Western Isles and presumably Protestant? It's near a place called Carbost on Loch Harport. Lots of pics on Google Earth. The 20 and 25 year olds are indeed around the £200 per bottle mark, so no wonder Douglas is keen to purloin it.

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The website is still open for people applying for tickets even though it said it would close at 10pm yesterday. It's been open for so long I've little hope left of getting a ticket as ssssssoooooooo many people will have applied. Looks like I'll have to plan something else for my birthday :-( Looks like people going to next weeks show won't be given much notice if they've not even closed it yet.

Dawn x

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Yes, it is still open even as I write at 5.32 pm GMT. I think my chances of getting a ticket are diminishing by the second and not much notice for those lucky enough to get tickets for Dec 2nd. Get on with Beeb and put us out of our misery.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news, so looking forward to the new year. Well done pulling it all together.

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Brilliant! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ btw Can you upload the recording vid? I can't go England....I live Korea...

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Hmm, apparently people have emails regarding the first 2 shows. Not I, sadly :-( If anyone has a spare for the 16th (The only day I'm in London from Australia!) please get in touch (@dr_mikki on twitter, or loitering here stalking John :P ) and I promise to repay you in dinner/drinks/poor attempts at CP character impersonations :-D

Andrea Venosa said...

Noooo really? I didn't receive anything either :-\
Well, I know it's a veeeeery long shot, but if someone has a spare for the 2nd of December... :D

Hannah Robinson said...

I haven't heard anything yet. It would absolutely make my year if I get tickets, but I imagine loads have applied! Good luck to all of us, and congratulations to the lucky ones, whoever they are!

Sarah (The other one) said...

Heard nothing yet, and perhaps the odds against rise as the applications still open ... :¬( Looks like I am not lucky this time. Would happily supply flask of coffee and company in the queue for anyone on any date with spare ticket.

Fingers still crossed

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P.S. I have really hard times at the moment and your creation helps me a lot. KR, Margarita

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I've applied for the Jan show, have heard nothing but not giving up yet!

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I'm so excited!! Thank you, Mr. Finnemore!

Anonymous said...

Me to. Hoping there's still hope for us *fingers crossed*

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