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.

Video Clips

Ramp for Clive's Mum

Clive pops round to tell Rick about a mobility ramp he plans to build for his disabled mother. Will Rick agree to the plans?

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From Series 4, Episode 6. Featuring: Jack Dee (Rick Spleen), John Biggins (Clive Gray).

Magda Gets a Comedy Lesson

Rick teaches Magda the basics of comedy, she attempts a joke about gypsy's which doesn't go down well with Rick.

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From Series 4, Episode 4. Featuring: Jack Dee (Rick Spleen), Anna Crilly (Magda).

Wax And Shine

Rick is at a casting for a car wax advert.

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From Series 4, Episode 2. Featuring: Jack Dee (Rick Spleen), Matthew Marsh (Chuck).

Magda And The Pig

Magda questions the reason that Rick has a pig in the house.

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From Series 4, Episode 1. Featuring: Jack Dee (Rick Spleen), Anna Crilly (Magda).

Robbie Coltrane in Lead Balloon

Robbie Coltrane guest stars as prisoner Donald, who asks Rick for a review on his stand-up routine. Rick gives a positive review as Donald explains all of the stories he told were true.

From Series 4, Episode 5. Featuring: Jack Dee (Rick Spleen), Robbie Coltrane (Donald).

Jack Dee introduces Christmas Special

Jack Dee introduces a clip from the 2008 Christmas Special.

From Series 3, Episode 7. Featuring: Jack Dee (Rick Spleen), Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Sam), Rasmus Hardiker (Ben).