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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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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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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Wax And Shine

Rick is at a casting for a car wax advert.

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Magda And The Pig

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

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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.

Jack Dee introduces Christmas Special

Jack Dee introduces a clip from the 2008 Christmas Special.

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