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 4, Episode 3 - Shoddy

Rick is going from strength to strength in his new job as a presenter on The Bargain Channel...

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

Rick is going from strength to strength in his new job as a presenter on The Bargain Channel. But when his writing partner Marty takes a shine to his co-presenter Donna, Rick is not best pleased.

Meanwhile Rick's neighbour, Clive, is on the warpath - demanding a refund for an ornamental windmill that his mother bought from The Bargain Channel. But it's Rick's shocking behaviour at a funeral that gets him into real trouble threatening to kill off his career for good.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 14th June 2011
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

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Date Time Channel
Tuesday 14th June 2011 11:20pm BBC2 Wales

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)
Sophie Winkleman Donna (Presenter)
Billy Boyle Priest
Writing team
Jack Dee Writer
Pete Sinclair Writer
Production team
Alex Hardcastle Director
Alex Hardcastle Producer
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer
Andrew Beint Executive Producer
Mark Henson Editor
Gordon Whistance Production Designer
Donna Berlin Floor Manager

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