Benedict Cumberbatch’s Comedy ‘Cabin Pressure’ Is Up For An Award

John Finnemore, Roger Allam, Stephanie Cole and Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Cabin Pressure'

John Finnemore, Roger Allam, Stephanie Cole and Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Cabin Pressure’

Yeah, yeah, so there were some BAFTA nominations earlier on, and some film stars might win some trophies. But did you notice who had been cruelly overlooked? Did you see which actor’s name was noticeable by its absence, despite having spent all of 2013 in a flurry of activity that would shame all of the devils in Tasmania?

Busy, busy Benedict Cumberbatch, that’s who.

Luckily, some good news has come his way, just in the nick of time. It seems there’s a nomination or two in the 2014 Audio Drama Awards for the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Cabin Pressure, in which Benedict and Roger Allam (The Thick of It) play a pair of bickering pilots—alongside John Finnemore (who writes it) and Stephanie Cole (who doesn’t).

If you’ve never even heard of it before, here’s a clip, in which Benedict’s character Martin has a mid-air confrontation with an American tycoon:

The show is shortlisted in both the scripted comedy and scripted comedy drama categories, and the results will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in London on January 26.

Other notable nominations include Doctor Who: Dark Eyes, which is up for best online or non-broadcast audio drama.

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Fraser McAlpine

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