“Good evening ladies and gentlemen we’re now about half way throughout flight from hong kong to limerick and I just thought I’d let you know.. that I.. am.. board.. board boarrrrd..
We are unbelievably still flying over Russia which continue to be stupidly big, really enormous, far bigger than necessary.
We’ve being in the air now for about a week …”
With these specific words chosen by the writer John Finnemore, the first officer Douglas Richardson (Roger Allam) start one of MJN air trips that’s presented in a radio sitcom consists of five seasons and 27 episodes.
The sitcom is about a little crew –only four persons -of a little private jet ,Carolyn (Stephanie Cole) gets her ex-husband favorite private jet she tries to make a business out of it so she makes the company MJN air, or My Jet Now air, where she’s the Ceo and a hostess of her plane, Carolyn is a real model of strong bossy independent sarcastic women who always tries to save her little job as she say to her pilot ;”we’re not an airline, this is one jet, you can’t put a jet in a line, if we could be anything we’re an air dot”
The only other host in the plane is her stupid son Arthur Shappey who is played by the author john finnemore , Arthur is a very kind simple cheerful “brilliant”-as in his own words – character he’s always happy and excited about every little thing, his low IQ put the whole crew in many situations which usually Douglas Richardson the first officer fix it as arthur always say ;”dogulas will do something smrt and fix this “
Douglas is a former pilot at Air England but he wasn’t ever the type who follow rules he’s over confident and always solve the situation with an extraordinary smart trick and he’s so lucky and depend on his luck , he’s older than the pilote and wiser and have more experience so he’s usually mistook for bring the pilot which pisses off Martin Crieff (Benedict Cumberbatch) the captain.
“No,I AM THE CAPTAIN” words Martin has to repeat to everyone new who meet the crew
“Here’s Captain Martin Crieff and first officer Douglas Richardson ..no not the other way around “carlyon say to one of her guests , and one of the jet passengers present to his wife the crew by saying..
Man: Here’s the captain Douglas Richardson
Martin:No, I am the captain.
The man: he always say that I don’t know why“
This and all other sarcastic comments bother Martin who’s totally different than Dogulas he always go by the book in every single detail which he know by heart but he’s not confident at all and he have a problem in decision making and his bad luck chase him everywhere he was so passionate about being a piolte since he was young that he took his flying test seven time to pass it and when he applied to the job for MJN air he wanted the job so dessperatly that he accpeted to work for free .
The four distinctive characters always have a story to tell or a game to play or an adventure to be in so if you want close your eyes and blug in your headphones and have seat in their special plane and be sure that after entering their world you won’t want to leave.