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 5 - Spikey

It's looking like Sam and Ben really have split up. Rick isn't that bothered - until it emerges that Sam has been seeing more of Spikey.

Further details

Rick and Mel invited to the theatre by one of her clients. Rick's reluctance increases when he realises that the hit play they're about to see was written by an ex stand-up who used to appear on the same bill as him.

But not even in his worst nightmares could Rick have imagined the humiliating way that the evening ends.

Meanwhile it's looking like Sam and Ben really have split up. Rick isn't that bothered - until it emerges that Sam has been seeing more of Spikey, who Rick describes as a walking biohazard.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 11th December 2008
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

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    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
    Alex Lowe Phil Randell (Radio DJ)
    Bronson Webb Spikey
    Ronan Vibert Sir Kenneth Albright
    Lorna Watson Susan
    Alex Macqueen Brendan
    Nadia Cameron-Blakey Camilla Raines
    Writing team
    Jack Dee Writer
    Pete Sinclair Writer
    Production team
    Gordon Whistance Production Designer
    Mark Henson Editor
    Alex Hardcastle Director
    Alex Hardcastle Producer
    Addison Cresswell Executive Producer
    Andrew Beint Executive Producer

    Video

    Jack Dee introduces 'Spikey'

    Jack introduces a clip from 'Spikey'...

    Featuring: Jack Dee (Rick Spleen), Bronson Webb (Spikey).

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