Excellent and hilarious stories, fabulous characters, great actors. Dangerous computer work listening though ... been laughing so much, I've been making typos all over the place. ;p
Also love the games the pilots play to entertain themselves during flights ... since I have a brother-in-law who's a commercial pilot, I know this is the kind of thing that really goes on in the cockpit (along with trading recipes and crossword competitions ... I've been informed that a slightly bumpy landing can be either weather or somebody who was trying to get one last clue scribbled down before he/she had to take control).
For your next long trip, some of the cockpit games:
- Books that sound better if you take the last letter off the title (e.g. "Of Mice and Me")
- Brians of Britain
- People who aren't evil but have evil-sounding names
- Passenger Derby (played by deliberately neglecting to turn off the seatbelt sign until the steward has taken the drinks trolley 'round a couple of times, then betting on which passenger will get to the bathroom first)
P.S. For the curious, I purchased from AudioGO, who stock a wide range of BBC Radio programs and BBC audiobooks ... I'll definitely be shopping here again. :-)