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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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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S2Ep4: Spudmarine

Time: 0400 hours
Location: Onboard a high tech, high spec, military stealth submarine, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean
Mission: Classified
Additional: Woof!

Elsewhere, Svetlana has invited her new man to meet her Mother, but things are not going to plan. Derek and Merrick the (Bi) bipolar (Polar?) bears continue their adventures and there’s a tense stand off.

PLUS! 4am products for you this week: A must-read magazine for new parents and also an upgrade for life itself.

Your 4amcab awaits, just.

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Drawing Derek

Back when I was at school, I used to do a lot of drawing.  I thought back then that I might be an artist, probably a cartoonist.  I’ve let my skills lapse a bit since then and now most of my sketches are of painfully simple trains for my 3 year old’s enjoyment.

My life took a different path, I ended up working in radio and making this podcast.  Great.  What links my past self with my current one (and this blog post) is that we’d like to give Derek the Bi Polar Bear a face (and a body for that matter).  So, are you an artist, probably a cartoonist?  Would you like to provide the face (and body) of Derek?  Yes?  Good.  Then we want to hear from you.

Have a listen to this: Derek the Bi Polar Bear then open up your pencil case and send us your charcoal sketch, pen and ink scribble, watercolour or digital design.  We’ll feature them on the website (as long as they’re not too rude!) and the best one will be the official face (and body) of Derek.  The address to send them to us, is the usual one: ideas@4amcab.com

I wonder what Squish and the Voice Over Lady look like too?


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S2Ep3: Paper Cut

One year ago, Graham and Samantha got married.  As an anniversary treat, Graham has whisked his darling wife on a secret weekend away, only she’s probably not going to be as excited when she finds out what they’re doing.  There are a lot of surprises in store, so just maybe Graham can put this one out of the bag, or something?!

There’s some good news for Svetlana as her search for love shows signs of turning around.  We’ve developed a solution for our follically challenged listeners and we offer a chance for you to even out the playing field for your smug “friends”.  And we’re dead thrilled that we’ve got an exclusive interview with an up and coming band.

AND, has Derek met his match?

Strap in for another ride in the 4amcab.

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Interview: Chris Baker

Here at 4amcab, we are very lucky to have a talented crop of actors that work tirelessly to make the show sound totally awesome.  Our longest serving “thesp” comes in the shape of Chris Baker.  He’s been with us since the very first episode, and boy, hasn’t he grown!  We complied some questions, tied him to a table and forced him to answer them:

Chris in Roberto Zucco

4amcab: Thanks for putting up with our silly show for so long.
CB: A pleasure – Where else could I be a Bi Polar Bear or a Glaswegian Woman in the space of 5 minutes?  Outside of WoW

4amcab: So who are you?
CB: I’m Chris, mostly… I’m an incredibly shy extrovert, I’m constantly acting up but it makes me really really nervous!?!

4amcab: It’s fair to say that you are a natural performer but who is your favourite character to play from the show and why?
CB: Without a doubt Derek, I love letting loose after he pops his pills, in fact the crazier the part the better.

4amcab: How did you first get into acting and what was your first (or favourite) part?
CB: I’ve always been exposed to acting starting with school plays.  I was always the bad guy, actually that’s not true I was also a tree once.  My Uncle was in footlights and my Aunt is Wizadora – still can’t watch it without bleeding from the eyes.  And I studied Philosophy & Drama at University  – I can argue any point and still look like I mean it.  I guess it was Uni where I realised how much I enjoyed acting and realised I might not be that terrible.  The cheap booze really helps with anxiety issues!!!.  My favourite acting experience came from playing Dr Frank-N-Furter in a production of the Rocky Horror Show at Wall Hall students union.  It was insanely low rent, practically just karaoke with an audience, but I loved every second of it.

4amcab: Finally, where else can we see or hear your work?
CB: This week I’m at the Maltings Theatre, St Albans, playing Roberto Zucco in a show entitled Roberto Zucco, being performed by Breakaway Theatre Company (really enjoying the Psycho roles at the moment ;-)). I want to write a Sci-Fi for the stage, it’s in my head but I’ve just got to sit down and get on with it, and there are some rumblings about me directing an original piece for Breakaway.

4amcab: Thanks again for being in the show.
CB: Piss Wizard

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S2Ep2: Stake Out

The heat is on.  Outside Becky and Steve’s house the police lie in wait for the climax of Operation Smokin’  but all is not quite as they suspect. Will Becky and Steve get away with their ‘project’ in the loft?

Meanwhile, Svetlana has some wonderful news but it’s not helping her search for true love.  We launch 4amAnswers, the internet service you never realised you needed, someone’s in the market for a new laptop and there’s an opportunity to get your hands on a tableware design classic.

Suck it up, it’s a brand new 4amcab adventure.

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S2Ep1: Writers Room

It’s 4am. Two professors are putting their over-developed minds to the ultimate test, a funding application presentation due in 5 hours.  Professor Ogleby has lost her pink highlighter, while her colleague Professor Lubach has imbibed too many stimulants and is now no use to anyone. Will they get the report finished in time?

Meanwhile, we glimpse the lives of Olga and Svetlana, two 22 year old Russian beauties looking for love, we almost discover the meaning of life, PLUS! a new idea for parents wanting to let their kids play out.

All aboard for another thrilling ride on the 4amcab.

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