4:22 PM, 11 February 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch fans have broken yet another record – for the most ever ticket requests for a Radio 4 comedy.
The deadline for applications was 10am today and the BBC says that due to the unprecedented demand it will be operating a random draw to choose which fans will get to see the show. Some press tickets have been allocated and RadioTimes.com will be among the lucky few in the audience at London’s RADA studios, which is understood to have a capacity of just 200 people.
Charting the flipside of international air travel, Cole plays forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey who bosses around her pilots – Allam’s smooth-talking Douglas and Cumberbatch’s Martin, a struggling semi-competent pilot. Finnemore plays her idiotic son Arthur.
Four series of the comedy and one Christmas special have so far aired between 2008 and 2013, and this one-off will be the last.
Explaining the decision to end with a single episode rather than a series, Finnemore wrote on his blog late last year: "When I was planning series three, I decided that (BBC and cast permitting), I would write two more series, and build towards a cliff-hanger, followed by a special.
"I knew by then how important it is when writing an episode to have the ending in mind, and I thought the same would probably be true of a series."
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