Lead Balloon. Rick Spleen (Jack Dee). Copyright: Open Mike Productions
Lead Balloon

Lead Balloon

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC Four
  • 2006 - 2011
  • 27 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom starring Jack Dee as Rick Spleen, a grumpy misanthropic stand-up comedian whose life is plagued by let downs and embarrassment. Stars Jack Dee, Raquel Cassidy, Sean Power, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rasmus Hardiker and more.

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Series 2, Episode 3 - Points

Rick gets caught speeding and tries to persuade first Mel, then Marty and Madga into saying they were driving his car.

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Further details

Lead Balloon. Magda (Anna Crilly). Copyright: Open Mike Productions

Rick gets caught speeding - not for the first time. Three more points on his licence will take him close to a ban, so he tries to persuade first Mel, then Marty and Madga into saying they were driving his car.

Meanwhile local café owner, Michael, manages to railroad Rick into doing a fund-raiser to save their local library from closure. On top of it all, his daughter Sam has decided to get a tattoo done.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 29th November 2007
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

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Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th February 2011 11:55pm BBC1

Cast & crew

Cast
Jack Dee Rick Spleen
Raquel Cassidy Mel
Sean Power Marty
Antonia Campbell-Hughes Sam
Rasmus Hardiker Ben
Tony Gardner Michael
Anna Crilly Magda
Guest cast
David Cann Mr Randall
Matilda Ziegler Fiona
Alan Carr Voice (Voice)
Writing team
Jack Dee Writer
Pete Sinclair Writer
Production team
Alex Hardcastle Director
Alex Hardcastle Producer
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer
Andrew Beint Executive Producer
Russell Beeden Editor
Gordon Whistance Production Designer

Video

Rick attends a speed awareness course

Rick gets caught speeding - not for the first time. He has to attend a speed awareness course.

Featuring: Jack Dee (Rick Spleen).

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