Ep78 – Back

The saga continues.  I’m still alive, despite not recording anything since Summer 2017.  A lot has happened, including previewing material for Edinburgh, then Edinburgh, then the post/aftermath/comedown of Edinburgh.  Okay, so it seems that everything has been focused on Edinburgh but that’s all over now and a bright new dawn is approaching… working towards Edinburgh… 2019?!

Lee Wilson is back and there is no-one that is going to stop him now.

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S3Ep6: The End

Could this be the end of the 4am Creative Advertising Bureau?

Ian and our merry band of creatives have been called to the Chairman’s office, this can’t be good?  Will the plug be pullled?  Will they all be made to reapply for their jobs?  Will the coffee machine ever get fixed?  All may be revealed in this thrilling finale to series 3.  Or something.

Elsewhere, Lennard and Darby are trying to diffuse the situation, Helen and Ian are struggling with information overload and Derek takes an unappreciated call.  Meanwhile, poor Tim can’t seem to get the wording right and Live Tweeting takes on a whole new level.

Don’t miss the final episode of 4am CAB… or you’ll have to buy the Boxset. The end is Nigh, or is that near?

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S3Ep4: Classy

The 4am Creative Advertising Bureau have a new assignment.

The Japanese want to take an English delicacy and rebrand it.  Fleur and Martin are ready to take on the considerable challenge but Brett has been listening to chinese whispers. This could all go to pot if they’re not careful.

Rupert and Beryl are breaking up whereas Mr Darcy is about to the pop the question and our roving reporter ventures oop north.  Debbie, meanwhile, is finding James a bit hard to swallow.

4am CAB puts on it’s airs and graces before embarrassing itself by using the wrong fork.  It’s time for the fourth episode of Series 3 – what oh!

Watch out for the Angry priest!

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S3Ep3: Work It Out

It’s very quiet at the 4am Creative Advertising Bureau today.

Cheryl calls in a favour from Martin who takes his new responsibilities very seriously.  With great power comes a great deal of arsing around, especially when the coffee machine is still knackered.  Meanwhile, Brett has lost his passport, Fleur has lost the plot and Ian has lost the thing he finds most precious.  Oh and what do you think of when you hear Turkey Timeshare?

We have an extremely limited range of actors for hire, we eavesdrop on a couple of unconventional interviews and all the while James is struggling to pick up his daily perk me up.   Also, if they can get their act together, The Mob might just have the answer to all their problems.

4am CAB dusts off it’s best suit and joins the sweaty commute for the third episode of Series 3

Oh, and watch out for Nigel.

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Almost Ready…

It’s been somewhat quiet on the 4amcab website this year and that’s partly because of Rachel’s crazy plan.

Well, excuses aside, the gears have been turning and very soon you will start to see the fruit (mixed metaphors allowing).  I thought it might be interesting to share what has been going on and fill you in on the plan for the rest of the summer, with the forthcoming release of series 3.

This time around, I decided to try things a little bit differently.  With previous series we had found that the conveyor belt of writing, script editing, recording, editing and releasing (then starting all over again on the next episode) was a difficult one to maintain.  Something had to change to make the project more manageable.  I decided that for the third series I wanted everything to be written before I began the recording.  The good news is, that’s nearly done.

Right now, at time of writing this, there are just a handful of sketches to complete.  Next week I will be recording the first three episodes followed up with another recording session of the second half of the series.

So the big news is, I’ll release a short tease for the new series on 1st July and then two weeks later, on 15th July, the first episode will come out.  As all the writing and recording for the series will be in the bag, this means I’ll release the rest of the series weekly.  You’ll be able to hear all six episodes by the middle of August.  Phew!

CALENDARThe final bit of 4amcab news, for the moment, is that I’m hoping to have a few new voices on the show.  More on that shortly.

Set your podcatcher to stun* and get ready for the 1st July.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride**.

 

 

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**no, it won’t

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Series 3 Submission Window – OPEN!

The window for submitting your work for consideration for 4amcab Series 3 is now officially… open!

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This time round we’re looking for lot’s of really short sketches so we can get as much into each episode as possible.  The other key difference is that we’re asking for sketches on a theme.  Each episode will have it’s own theme into which all the sketches will relate.  We will retain the central storyline concept too, so there’s opportunity to write a longer sitcom style story for each theme.

Those themes are as follows:

Class,
Love,
Work,
Creativity,
The End
and The Future

The deadline for entries is Sunday 2nd March 2014 at midnight.

Send your sketches into us at the usual email address: ideas@4amcab.com

More details can be found on the Write for 4amcab page of this website.

Good luck and get writing!

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S2Ep7: Christmas Special

The studio is booked and the actors are primed, everything is set for the final curtain (is there a curtain in podcasting?!)  The only problem is, well, Lee.  He’s not turned up.  What will the gang do if Lee doesn’t show?  Why is there no script?  And is Rachel real?  There’s only one way to find out.

Meanwhile, Gary is settling down to open the Christmas presents he’s bought himself, Helen is talking to herself and Facebook have a brand new app to get you in the spirit.  And there’s a half written sketch about stuffing too.

Merry Christmas to you all!

 

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Hello Stranger!

Hi there, how are you?  It feels like ages since we last saw you, haven’t you grown?!

So, the 4amcab podcast has been on a bit of a post series break but the good news is that we’ve been grinding out one last script ready to round off Series 2.  The Christmas Special is written, it gets recorded on Saturday and it will be ready to download on Wednesday 18th December.  Hurrah!

It’ll be the final episode of the series but not the last you’ll hear from us.  Rachel and I have had our first “What the flip do we do next?” meeting and once the Christmas Hangover has properly kicked in we’ll be detoxing and banging our heads against a wall repeatedly until something new comes out.  It may be Series 3, it may be a panel gameshow for snails, at this moment we have no idea.  Like I said, though, we’re not done yet.

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In the meantime, sit back, set the alarm clock for 4am on 18th December and relax while we work hard in the background to bring you the conclusion of 4amcab 2.

It’s really good to see you again.  We’ve really missed you.

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S2Ep6: Quit Playing Games

Dave is now online.  Reloading and flanking his way through life, Dave is not getting very far, despite his best mate Jason offering gameplay advice.  Dave needs to get out more but there’s only one person that can make the change.

Meanwhile, Svetlana is attending Olga’s wedding where a surprise guest arrives.  Mairead has a new show with added audience participation, Gary is talking to his fridge and we reveal the next big change in 24 hour news.

4amcab revs up for it’s thrilling series 2 climax… before breaking down, being towed away and then broken up for it’s parts.

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S2Ep5: Waaaahhhh!

The birds and bees are still asleep but Lisa is feeling the pressure, literally.  Mike is in denial about becoming a father, which is not what the situation calls for, so he’s put in charge of organising a cab to the hospital.  That’s going to go well then.

Meanwhile, Svetlana has all but given up on love and Derek & Merrick take to the skies.  We launch a brand new make over show, Changing You with Marcelle & Dave and learn what it’s really like to be a professional Voice Over Voice Over-er.  And if you’ve ever wanted to quit smoking, we have just the product for you.

Another installment of 4amcab comes kicking and screaming into the world.

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