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 3, Episode 3 - Fax

Rick is a guest on a much-loved radio panel show - and manages to get the worst score of all time.

Further details

Rick is a guest on a much-loved radio panel show - and manages to get the worst score of all time. He encounters more problems on the work front when his email system crashes and he has to find someone who still has a fax machine.

Meanwhile Sam has formed a band with Ben. Rick objects to their loud rehearsals, but when it looks like the imaginatively-named 'Ben and Sam' are about to achieve success, through their exposure on YouTube, he soon changes his tune.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 27th November 2008
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 28th February 2011 2:20am Dave
Monday 28th March 2011 10:30pm BBC4
Sunday 8th May 2011 2:25am Dave

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
John Biggins Clive Gray (Neighbour)
Timothy Bentinck Jacob Langley (Panel Show Host)
Catherine Shepherd Sandra (Estate Agent)
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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