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

Lead Balloon

BBC Two and BBC Four sitcom starring Jack Dee. 27 episodes (4 series), 2006 - 2011. Stars Jack Dee, Raquel Cassidy, Sean Power, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and others.

Series 3, Episode 1 - Gas

Mel announces that Magda is moving in with them until her boiler's fixed. Rick fears that it will become a permanent arrangement.

Further details

Meanwhile, Rick discovers a secret concerning Michael. He agonises over whether to tell him. When Rick and Mel are invited along to the opening night of Michael's new restaurant, it's a recipe for disaster.

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th November 2008
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular 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
    William Hoyland Ambrose
    Christopher Godwin Colin
    Writing team
    Jack Dee Writer
    Pete Sinclair Writer
    Production team
    Alex Hardcastle Director
    Alex Hardcastle Producer
    Addison Cresswell Executive Producer
    Andrew Beint Executive Producer
    Simon Reglar Editor
    Gordon Whistance Production Designer

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