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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Almost done

On Saturday 30th November, the 4amcab team assembled for the last time this year and recorded the final episode of the current series.  It’s been so much fun to work with all our brilliantly talented actors, that I just wanted to acknowledge them all in white and black, for giving up their time to do our silly little show.christmasrecChris B, Anna, Will, Helen, Chris L, Jo and Dan have been fantastic and always up for trying out our crazy sketches, even when they are just that little bit too rude (sorry Anna & Will in particular!). 

Once the final episode is released into the wilderness and we’ve had time to recover from all the festivites we will begin working on the next stage of 4amcab’s existence (whatever that is?) and Rachel and I certainly hope that all our actors will join us again for the ride.  I’m fairly confident that they will, as they get to go to the pub afterwards!christmaspub

The final episode of Series 2 will be released on Wednesday 18th December, just in time to get you in the Christmas Spirit.

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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.


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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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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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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