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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S3Ep5: The Future?

Things are changing at the 4am Creative Advertising Bureau.

Fleur is wide awake in the small hours and making cupcakes when she learns her future is uncertain.  Ian attempts some firefighting but it might be too late. Does this mean that Brett will have to fall back on being a Doctor?  Well, at least there are baked goods.

Meanwhile in the future, Chris is getting lost, Dez & Charlie are finishing each other’s sentences, Sharkov and Chang may (or may not) have developed the greatest achievement of mankind and Steven Frost has woken from a very long sleep and is feeling a bit woozy.

Roll up, roll up get your fags and tech products here. It’s time to go back to the generic MP3 device for the penultimate episode of Series 3 (not including the Christmas Special – if we decide to do one.)

Oooh, would you close that door, there’s a terrible stink coming in!?

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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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Good Podcasts

cropped-profile_photo1We really ought to have mentioned this news a little while back but Rachel and I are really terrible at blowing trumpets, most of all our own.  In fact, we don’t even have any trumpets.  I once tried to teach myself how to play the saxophone but it never really worked out.

Where was I… oh yeah, trumpets.

We really like our show and we do it ‘cos we get a lot out of it and we love to make it, so it’s really great to get feedback that other people like it too.  

Scott Lamond has a website which is aiming to chronicle all the best podcasts out there and he kindly has placed us on his list of Comedy shows.  Head over to http://goodpodcasts.com/category/comedy/ and you can see what he says about us.

If you’re a fan too and you want to tell the world, then the best way to do that is to click on either of the two iTunes links from the home page and write a glowing (or not) review of the show.

Right, we’re off to buy some trumpets.

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S1Ep7: Christmas Special

Ding Dong Misery on High!

It’s Christmas in the Forest of Codeine and Derek the Bi Polar Bear is not quite feeling the spirit.  That is until Santa gets into a bit of trouble with Rudolph (not that kind of trouble) and our unwilling hero is brought in to save Christmas.

Meanwhile, Mairead is feeling the Christmas blues, until a chance meeting with Derek shows her that Q Shop really would be a sadder place without her.

The climax to series one of 4amcab sees some of our favourite characters shoe horned in and old gags revisited, now with added jingle bells.

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Done and Dusted… for now!

And now, the end is near. And so I face the final curtain.

Well there are no curtains but, metaphorically, the final one has fallen on series one.  We’d just like to take a moment to pat ourselves on the back –

*humph*

“Owwww!”

We’d also say a few thank you’s to all the wonderful people we’ve worked with on the project so far.  We’ve had nine writers, 16 actors, one animator and one Bi Polar Bear!  Not to mention 6,368 downloads of the whole project to date, which has far exceeded our humble expectations.  We’ve recorded in seven different locations, ranging from a proper studio and a converted church all the way to Lee’s garage and garden shed.

I hope you agree that we have come a long way from the start and that as we’ve gone along the episodes have improved in every way.  We are going to spend some of our time off looking at what has worked and come back with a bigger and better show in the New Year.

In the meantime, we are working on a Christmas Special (are we? – ed), so it’s not really the end.   Series Two will kick off once we’ve recovered from our Yuletide hangovers, so expect something in February.  We will continue to post stuff up on this website and we are quite active on Twitter too, oh and don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook … we’ll even throw in a digital latte!

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S1Ep6: Ghosts

The last 4amcab of Series 1. Or is it?

Sarah and Steve have a hot tip off.  They head to a secret location in the hope of spotting a real life ghost hunter.  Will they find their target?  Will they get that 12 part TV series?  Will Steve grow a pair?

Meanwhile, the 4amcab Pathology lab have a double homicide to deal with, Derek is off to save a tabby cat in a tricky spot and Mairead continues to rebuild her life after that messy divorce from ex-husband Martin.

In and amongst we have the usual selection of 4am ads, offers, scams and backwater cable channels for your delectation.

The last 4amcab (penultimate, really – watch this space) is here.

Would anybody ‘like’ a sandwich?

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S1Ep5: Doctored

Just another regular night shift at St Joan’s. Dr Whom and Nurse Fielding are attempting to answer that existential question: where can you get a decent meal at 4am?

Clive is conducting another of his ‘urban twitches’, Baz and Terry engage in conversation, and Dave goes to see his doctor with a bad headache.

Meanwhile, we take a trip to the Forest of Codeine to see if Derek can save Deborah the Zebra (she is a Zebra, right?) and Dave goes to see his Doctor with a bad headache.

It’s time for another ride in the 4amcab.

Oh, and Mairead has a date. Watch out.

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