Oct. 2006
30 min.
BBC TWO TV Network

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Lead Balloon (UK)

Jack Dee stars as Rick Spleen, a successful but disillusioned and world-weary stand-up comedian and writer who spends too much time hosting corporate events.


Lead Balloon (UK) Season 1 (2006)

1x01 1 1x01 Rubbish
- Rick fronts a lame Government TV recycling campaign which backfires spectacularly. Meanwhile, he and his partner Mel are invited to the christening of a remarkably ugly baby. Rick ...
Oct. 04, 2006
1x02 1 1x02 Wayne
- The Spleen household has a teaspoon shortage and Rick decides to take matters into his own hands by stealing some from Michael's café, with unfortunate consequences. Rick is ...
Oct. 11, 2006
1x03 1 1x03 £5000
- Rick gets in a punch-up at an awards ceremony and ends up with a black eye. Back at home, he fails to find sympathy from Madga - who recommends putting vodka on it - or from Marty ...
Oct. 18, 2006
1x04 1 1x04 Allergic
- Rick confides in Mel and Marty that he may have inadvertently killed one of Britain's best-loved entertainers, Bob Fairchild. Rick is equally concerned that the free shoe-organiser ...
Oct. 25, 2006
1x05 1 1x05 Pistachio
- Rick buys himself a scooter. His initial excitement about the purchase turns to dismay, however, as he starts to worry that it makes him look gay, and Mel is doubtful that his solution ...
Nov. 01, 2006
1x06 1 1x06 Fatty
- Rick decides to take up exercise, having been publicly humiliated on TV by daytime chat-show host Adam Green, who suggests he's put on weight. At home, Magda and Marty do their ...
Nov. 08, 2006
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