Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Cabin Pressure Update

Sorry it's been quiet around here - hopefully you'll be pleased to hear it's because I've been busy trying to come up with things for these guys to do:



Speaking of which - some news! Though we still haven't got the dates totally nailed down, it's looking increasingly likely we'll be recording series 4 before the end of the year. There will be three recordings, and as usual, tickets will be free, but given out by lottery to people who apply for them from the BBC ticketing website. They are not up there yet - I will put a link here as soon as they are.

In the meantime, however, something else Cabin Pressure related will be happening in October and November. I want to be quite discreet about putting details online, so if you would like to know more, please go here. But if I say that it may be of particular interest to people who came to any of the Priory Engagements over the summer, that may give you a clue. Whatever it is, it does not involve any of the cast (except me.)

97 comments:

afailedjournalist said...

Yay!
(but why is Martin gazing longingly at Douglas like that? Is he going to find himself on a new raft?)

Nana Hayashi said...

Oh, I would come from Germany over only for these recordings but since there's no guarantee I would get a ticket I better not risk it. Pity.
But hurray, another season! Thank you!

Steffi said...

Hooray! Some news are good news. \o/

Heidi @Him_me_three said...

Great news!

Kathy said...

That has put a spring in my step and a smile on my face. Joyous news...just BRILLIANT

Kaitlyn said...

Exciting exciting!!! Can't wait to hear about your news for October and November! :D

Luna said...

I'm a rabbit of very very positive euphoria. And that picture made my day, aww. Thank you!

Nicole said...

Best news of the day!!

stuppsa said...

These information are paramount. I can't wait and this promo picture is brilliant!
I would so much love to join the happenings, both the up formt ones and the recordings, but not living in the UK makes everythging so difficult.
I would come anyway!

Reisuto said...

The Hungarian Cabin Crew is uncontrollably excited over the news - keep up the good work, sir!

Silvia T said...

I jumped up and down (mentally of course). Sad about having no chance to attend the recording but I'm oh so excited for S4!

gemma said...

Brilliant. Watching NotMartin and NotDouglas charging around Parade's End for five episodes did not exactly help reduce my Cabin Fever cravings.

etal said...

Martin is showing off his stripes!

Randy said...

Best news of the day (week even :D) <3. Can't await.

Mrs King said...

Oh thank goodness, I am the mother of two cabin pressure addicts. They listen to the series over and over and over and then quote bits at each other. Did you realise you had a fan base with the under 10's.? I cannot wait for new material for them, we may even try to sneak into the recordings.

Mrs King said...

Forgot to say, quite like it myself too.

Anja said...

Ooops...hope I didn't spill the beans with my post ....
Even if the chances are slim, I will try all I can to get onto a recording. I will book a flight and all and if I am lucky, I will be there. If I am not lucky, I simply won't be lucky and will have to spend my time shopping. Which will be a lot less fun but will do. Or not. Depends. Really.
Is it just me or do I sound like Arthur. Must be the fumes from my nail varnish.

Bhadra said...

Silently yelling and hopping up and down. Hopefully, if I'm really really lucky and god loves me, the recordings will be during my winter break and I will miraculously be there. If not, well series 4 is always brilliant news :)

Anonymous said...

Cabin Pressure has made my commute bearable! I can't wait for the next series - this is good news!

thelionsleepstonight said...

Brilliant!!

Pauline said...

Brilliant news, so hope I can make the recordings. But you've really done it now with that picture ...

Julia said...

Brilliant! :D

Thank you for the information!
(and the photo made my day! hehe)

I would like to get the chance to visite one of the recordings but I'm also from Germany and it's a quite long way. So all I will do is wait and buy the cd when it's available!

PS: good luck with writing cabin pressure stories!

Annie said...

Hooray! I'm so happy to hear this, I think my recordings of Series 1 through 3 need a good rest.

I wish I could join the lottery for tickets but I think I'm in the wrong country. Best of luck!

Erin Lindsey said...

Makes me want to hop a plane and go visit England to see them record an episode of Cabin Pressure.

I'm in Omaha, Nebraska USA.

Jess said...

Would this "thing" that's happening in October and November be applicable to Americans who can't travel? Or is it like, and actual event with a time and place?

Cloudy said...

Best news I've had for days! And again I curse the fact that I live in Germany...

Mairi Hull said...

The best news, thank you

Shanda said...

This made my day! But now I'm cursing the fact that I live in America :(

Hattie said...

I couldn't even get past the picture for a while because that, my good sir, is a classic pose and made me laugh for a good 5 minutes. How do you do that? Make me laugh all the time?!

I am so excited about series 4, literally jumping up and down in my seat, I feel like an Arthur at Christmas.

miss_vixen said...

The best news all day , no all week , all month . Cabin Pressure is the best !

miss_vixen said...

The best news all day , no all week , all month . Cabin Pressure is the best !

Eszter said...

I would love to be there on a recording, sadly it seems to be rather impossibloe seeing as I live in Hungary (for now, anyway). Can't wait for new episodes to listen to, I've just listened to Douz on the bus, it cheered me right up after a long and tiring workday.

Anonymous said...

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! Better than tossing an apple from hand to hand.

Sarah-L-B said...

I was listening to Cabin Pressure on my way to Helsinki last week ^_^

Uncle_Phil said...

Looking forward to the further adventures of MJN.

Listened to recordings of Cabin Pressure on the flight back from Sydney. #ironic. I was the man in seat 139M with tears running down his contorted face. Very very amusing. CP that is, not me. Luckily I was so far back that Arthur couldn't see me (nor feed me).

Even a two hour delay at Hong Kong was made easier while we speculated whether Martin would pay to change the light bulb on the tail.

Air travel will never be the same again.

Amanda Fairchild said...

It would be more brilliant than polar bears if I could attend a recording of Cabin Pressure 4. Will I have a better chance of getting a ticket if I have an evil-sounding name..?

KZavi said...

Oh my... (I'm still hyperventilating) this is BRILLIANT!!!
And that picture... is that a genuine Patek Philippe on Martin's wrist?
One of the best news of the year for sure (considering the previous one were announced 2 days ago, I'm incredibly lucky). I'm so excited :)
Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I listen to this show over and over while cleaning up after the horses at work. Just to give you an idea of the diversity of your fan base. You know it's good when it can make you smile while shoveling Things Made By Horses (which are not worthy of air travel.)

God, even the OLYMPICS didn't have me as tempted to travel abroad as the prospect of one of these recordings!

rojo3131 said...

You, sir, just brightened my day.

Mandy said...

Wish I had a flying machine at my beck and call! I always thought that Martin was jealous of that custom officer in Helsinki and that picture just confirmed it! Can't wait CP Series 4 and, btw, the Series 2 SP is BRILLIANT!!

Deb said...

If I'm somewhere near London around the time I will get a ticket come what may. I'm visiting in early December from Argentina! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Prasuna said...

Wow This is Brilliant !!! Very Very Exciting and eagerly awaiting to fly MJN Air <3 Hooray !!! :)

Anonymous said...

Is there no way that CP could be recorded in a larger theatre (like on the royal wedding last year) so more people can experience the joy of this show live?

So excited by the way!!!

Sukey99 said...

Hurray! Will bring lemon, grapefruit, melon,apples and, of course Toblerone for distribution to all if I'm lucky enough to get a ticket!

Anonymous said...

So excited to hear this! I miss Arthur.

Narrelle M Harris said...

And a happy dance with braids in our hair from Melbourne, Australia at the fabulous news. :)

Philippa Sidle said...

If this 'something' is what I think it is, then I think I might come to that rather than enter the lottery for recording tickets. As far as I understand it, even if you get a ticket you're not guaranteed to get into the recording, and since I will have to fly down from Scotland, I can't really risk that. I've been to one of the Priory evenings and it was great - and no need to compete with hoards of Benedict fans!

Hannah Robinson said...

Great news! Brilliant, in fact! I'll be keeping a close eye on the tickets website John. So excited!

Anonymous said...

So excited...this news has made my week!

Anonymous said...

only just checked e mail, weeps like a girl, allll gone, oh well,

sad hull cumbergirl who "loves john finnemore and other comedians"

Amber said...

YAY! Another series of Cabin Pressure. Disappointed I can't come to this as I am in school :(, but can't wait for S4!!!

Nadia said...

John Finnemore, I DESPISE the fact that I live in the states and can't come see you in London:( I'll be there in spirit!

Lady Claire said...

I'm overjoyed about the thought of a fourth series in the not-too-distant future. I adore the show, to such a degree that when I had the good fortune to meet Capt Martin Crieff himself recently (aka someone called Benedict Cumberbatch...) I asked about when the next series would possibly be recorded. And I was told December. Brilliant!

Tabitha said...

This is utterly brilliant and the best news in months! Now I'm grinning like an idiot :)
Big happy Yay! from Germany :)

Anonymous said...

OMG i was jumping up and down so much when i heard this. Grinning like a lunatic my parents were sick of me saying it over and over again:P

Musical Lottie said...

Oooooooooh, that is INTERESTING!

If these pre-take off checks are on Saturday evenings then I can be there! If not, well, I'll just have to wait to find out.

Also, CP4 - YAY!!! I think the best thing about your programmes is that they just get funnier and funnier with every listen :D While SP is genius in that you have to write many different characters in relatively few words, I love that CP has such depth to the characters - and even though it's a sitcom, they are so well-rounded that it's just fascinating to imagine their backstories.* (Well, hence the plethora of fanfic that has been, and continues to be written!)

*I do however concur with your view of the characters, er, getting to know each other rather well :S

And here endeth the gushing. Sorry. (For the gushing, that is, not the ending. Obviously)

Anonymous said...

Argh! Wish I could come to The Thing but I live too far away. (Come to Scotland!)

Good luck with it. I'm sure it will be wonderful. Am SO looking forward to the new series.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE let it be on a weekend- if I won a ticket, I´d do anything to come over from Germany to see the recordings, it sounds like so much fun when you listen to the show and hear the people in the background just explode with laughter!

*presses thumbs*

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Lupin said...

I just wanted to share with you a lovely Cabin Pressure song I have just listened to made by the talented dudeufugly.tumblr.com I hope you find time to listen to it, its really very good http://dudeufugly.tumblr.com/post/33516316094/i-know-i-am-not-a-singer-but-i-wrote-a-cabin

kranthi P said...

well said RATHIMEENA Travels

Dawny D said...

I'm going to keep my eyes out and stalk this pages even more than usual lol. I would dearly love to be at a recording of CP its the best radio show ever. I'll deffo try for a ticket, altough even if I'm lucky enough to get one I'll have to see if I can get time off as I work in a shop and for some reason I've yet to understand the end of the year tends to get really busy.

Even if I don't get to the recordings at least it means there's more Cabin Pressure on the way which is 'Brilliant'.

Ptc said...

This is your superb post !

Veej said...

Oh frabjous news! Can't wait! (Hope we're not piling too much pressure on you with all this expectation)
More power to your writing elbow

Veej said...

Just checked the try-out dates and daren't tell my daughters as they're not only weeknights but also during exams... So this is just to say: to John & friends and everyone listening and/or performing, "Have a blast, everyone!" You'll have a brilliant time and so will we when we hear the broadcasts.

Elasis said...

enfin!
most brilliant news of the month!

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!! While I'm in California and will be unable to attend in person, I'm delighted for those who will be able to show up in their assorted flesh to cheer you on. Fantastic news--thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Hurray! *delighted*

Daisy said...

I just read the blog a bit, trying to find out about CP because it's the last episode of Souvenir and there is NOTHING funny on the beeb anymore except Ed Reardon, CP and In Our Time. I saw the FAQs about CP and there was one obvious omission. You say you write CP alone, but do you have insider information? I would like to think you do, because it *feels* real, (I'm talking about the cockpit shenanigans) and I would like to think it is, but obviously if a real pilot is consulting it might get him/her into trouble. Am I right?

Anyway, the Souvenir series was really mostly quite good. I played the goldfish sketch four times in a row, almost as many times as Arthur's rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Then I made my husband listen to it. He's from Canada, and he gave me the same look as when I played him the introduction to Bagpuss. I know there's a Shavian quote pertaining to this but I can't be bothered to google it.

But more positively my friend from California, who's a bit quirky (I'm in the US now) completely loved the sketch with the psychologist, and she now wants to hear Cabin Pressure. Many thanks for the laughs, and looking forward to the new season - hope it's "awesome."

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear about the new season, good luck with writing

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thank you Captain Dinosaur!

Anonymous said...

Hooray!

LynneM said...

Something to be cheerful about. Excellent news.

kodama said...

i'm so happy! ^^

Liz said...

As someone prone to going red myself, though neither little or a man, I must admit I automatically assigned Martin with a similar hair to my own. A sort of mousy ginger darkening in a lack of sunlight or as I was prone to proclaiming as a child 'Strawberry Blonde!", simultaneously fine and with the ability to break hairbrushes. I supposed he would have been prone to the same indignities in life as myself of frequently being thought younger and being petted by old women on busses. The bald patch issue is interesting because I envisaged a receding hairline rather than a bald patch but either would work. Ultimately though my internal image would bow to canon without complaint.

Spartacus said...

I heard you were going to post the Capt. Dinosaur lyrics here, any truth in that? I think it is fantastic, I want it played at my funeral. My partner and I played it over and over again on i-player but still can't get all the words.

Anonymous said...

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I've just discovered the awesomeness that is Cabin Pressure and I just can't get enough of it! Simply brilliant! Can't wait for S4!

Cheers!

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