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.

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Lead Balloon - Series 1 - 4

Lead Balloon - Series 1 - 4

Jack Dee plays Rick Spleen, a tired, cynical and exasperated comedian who has to sell out more times than he would like in order to pay the bills.

He and Marty, his American co-writer, spend their days arguing, drinking too much coffee, and devising work avoidance strategies.

Further distractions are...

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Lead Balloon - Series Two

Lead Balloon - Series Two

The complete second series of Jack Dee's sitcom.

From the points on his driving licence to the shadowy hitman he is convinced is on his tail, Rick's problems are always on his mind, and almost always of his own making. All this, and a run-in with a children's entertainer famous...

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Lead Balloon - Series One

Lead Balloon - Series One

Jack Dee stars as Rick Spleen, a successful but world-weary stand-up comedian who spends too much of his time hosting corporate events in the BBC sitcom, Lead Balloon.

Rick and Marty, his American co-writer, spend their days arguing, drinking too much coffee, and devising work avoidance strategies. Further distractions are...

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