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Lead Balloon

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-12-23 22:15:00
7/7. Nuts: Sitcom about an ex-celebrity comedian. Rick is looking forward to spending Christmas at home with Mel, as it will be a well-earned break from playing Mr Smee in panto. Also in HD.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-12-18 22:00:00
6/7. Mistake: Sitcom about ex-celebrity comedian Rick Spleen. Rick overhears Mel talking about a lucrative presenting job and decides the job should be his. Also in HD.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-12-11 22:00:00
5/7. Spikey: Rick and Mel are invited to a hit play written by an ex-stand-up. Also in HD.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-12-04 22:00:00
4/7. Karma: A near-death experience makes Rick a changed man. From now on, he plans to be positive. Also in HD.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-11-13 22:00:00
1/7. Gas: Sitcom about ex-celebrity comedian Rick Spleen. Mel announces that Magda, their surly East-European help, is moving in with them until her boiler is fixed. Contains adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-09-27 23:05:00
Points: Rick gets caught speeding - not for the first time. Three more points on his licence will take him close to a ban, so he tries to persuade Mel into saying she was driving.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-07-09 09:30:00
Lucky: Rick is even more fed-up than usual. He's sick and tired of doing endless corporate gigs and accuses his writer Marty of lacking ambition. But a call from Hollywood changes everything.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-07-09 08:30:00
Lucky: Rick is even more fed-up than usual. He's sick and tired of doing endless corporate gigs and accuses his writer Marty of lacking ambition. But a call from Hollywood changes everything.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-05-29 10:50:00
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.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-05-29 09:50:00
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.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2008-02-02 01:15:00
5/6. Pistachio: Jack Dee stars as a disillusioned stand-up comedian and writer. Rick buys himself a scooter, but his excitement turns to dismay as he starts to worry that it makes him look gay.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2008-01-05 21:00:00
Lucky: Rick is even more fed-up than usual. He's sick and tired of doing endless corporate gigs and accuses his writer Marty of lacking ambition. But a call from Hollywood changes everything.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2008-01-03 21:30:00
Lucky: Rick is even more fed-up than usual. He's sick and tired of doing endless corporate gigs and accuses his writer Marty of lacking ambition. But a call from Hollywood changes everything.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-12-30 00:20:00
Rita: Rick lands a cameo role in a film, appearing alongside a Hollywood legend. When it turns out that Michael's father is her biggest fan, Rick promises to her autograph. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-12-25 19:15:00
5/6. 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.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-12-22 21:00:00
6/6. Rick hosts an event for a pharmaceutical company. His stand-up goes down surprisingly well, but some of his ill-advised gags have far-reaching consequences. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2007-12-20 21:30:00
6/6. Rick hosts an event for a pharmaceutical company. His stand-up goes down surprisingly well, but some of his ill-advised gags have far-reaching consequences.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-12-15 21:00:00
Rick's partner Mel is confined to bed with flu. Rick offers to field her work calls, but soon finds himself spectacularly out of his depth.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-12-08 21:00:00
Idiot: Rick scoffs at the idea of an ice-skater hosting a chat show, until he finds out she wants him as a guest. Language may offend.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2007-12-06 21:30:00
Idiot: One of Mel's c-list celebrity clients, an ice skater, has a series coming up. Rick scoffs at the idea of an ice-skater hosting a chat show. Language may offend.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-12-01 21:00:00
3/8. Points: Rick gets caught speeding. Three more points on his licence will take him close to a ban, so he tries to persuade Mel into saying she was driving.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2007-11-29 21:30:00
Points: Rick gets caught speeding - not for the first time. Three more points on his licence will take him close to a ban, so he tries to persuade Mel into saying she was driving.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-11-24 19:10:00
5/6. Pistachio: Rick starts to have his doubts about his new scooter and has a row about 'invisible' mending with local dry cleaner Mr Tilak. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2007-11-22 21:30:00
Rick becomes a local hero when he stops someone from committing suicide. As a result of his new profile, he bumps into an important TV executive who agrees to come to dinner.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-11-17 21:00:00
1/8. Second series. Rick (Jack Dee) appears as a Celebrity Oracle on a day time quiz show, while back at home, Magda resigns.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-11-11 03:45:00
Wayne: Rick has agreed to present a You've Been Framed style DVD, but neither he nor his writing partner Marty can come up with any decent links. Language may offend.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-11-10 21:05:00
Wayne: Rick has agreed to present a You've Been Framed style DVD, but neither he nor his writing partner Marty can come up with any decent links. Language may offend.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2007-08-24 15:45:00
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.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-08-24 02:30:00
6/6. Fatty: Rick decides to take up exercise, meanwhile the neighbour's cat has gone missing and Ben destroys Rick's brand-new DVD player.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-08-23 23:00:00
6/6. Fatty: Rick decides to take up exercise, meanwhile the neighbour's cat has gone missing and Ben destroys Rick's brand-new DVD player. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-08-21 23:00:00
5/6. Pistachio: Rick starts to have his doubts about his new scooter and has a row about 'invisible' mending with local dry cleaner Mr Tilak. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-08-21 22:00:00
5/6. Pistachio: Rick starts to have his doubts about his new scooter and has a row about 'invisible' mending with local dry cleaner Mr Tilak. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-08-09 22:30:00
4/6. Allergic: Rick is concerned that his shoe organiser from the Bargain Channel has not arrived, and that he may have killed one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-08-09 21:30:00
4/6. Allergic: Rick is concerned that his shoe organiser from the Bargain Channel has not arrived, and that he may have killed one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-08-03 01:00:00
3/6. £5,000: Rick gets into a fight at an awards ceremony and Michael is over the moon that Rick has accidentally sponsored him a substantial amount for his Skipathon. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-08-03 00:00:00
3/6. £5,000: Rick gets into a fight at an awards ceremony and Michael is over the moon that Rick has accidentally sponsored him a substantial amount for his Skipathon. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-08-02 21:30:00
3/6. £5,000: Rick gets into a fight at an awards ceremony and Michael is over the moon that Rick has accidentally sponsored him a substantial amount for his Skipathon. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-07-27 01:00:00
2/6. Wayne: The Spleen household has a teaspoon shortage so Rick decides to steal some from Michael's café, while at work, Rick struggles with his creativity.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-07-27 00:00:00
2/6. Wayne: The Spleen household has a teaspoon shortage so Rick decides to steal some from Michael's café, while at work, Rick struggles with his creativity.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-07-26 21:30:00
2/6. Wayne: The Spleen household has a teaspoon shortage so Rick decides to steal some from Michael's café, while at work, Rick struggles with his creativity.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-07-20 01:30:00
1/6. Rubbish: World-weary stand-up comedian, Rick Spleen (Jack Dee) fronts a TV recycling campaign and he and his partner Mel, are invited to the christening of a very ugly baby. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-07-20 00:30:00
1/6. Rubbish: World-weary stand-up comedian, Rick Spleen (Jack Dee) fronts a TV recycling campaign and he and his partner Mel, are invited to the christening of a very ugly baby. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-07-19 21:30:00
1/6. Rubbish: World-weary stand-up comedian, Rick Spleen (Jack Dee) fronts a TV recycling campaign and he and his partner Mel, are invited to the christening of a very ugly baby. Adult humour.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2007-04-15 07:00:00
Rubbish: In the opening episode Rick Spleen fronts a government recycling campaign that backfires badly. Meanwhile, he and his partner Mel are invited to the christening of an ugly baby.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-02-07 03:50:00
6/6. Fatty: Jack Dee stars as world-weary comedian Rick Spleen. Rick takes up exercise after a daytime chat show host suggests that he has put on weight.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-02-07 00:20:00
6/6. Fatty: Jack Dee stars as world-weary comedian Rick Spleen. Rick takes up exercise after a daytime chat show host suggests that he has put on weight.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-02-06 20:30:00
6/6. Fatty: Jack Dee stars as world-weary comedian Rick Spleen. Rick takes up exercise after a daytime chat show host suggests that he has put on weight.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Two at 2007-02-05 12:30:00
3/6. £5000: Sitcom about Rick Spleen, a disillusioned comedian and writer whose career has not gone to plan. Rick gets into a punch-up at an awards ceremony and ends up with a black eye.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-01-31 00:00:00
5/6. 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.

> Lead Balloon on BBC Four at 2007-01-30 20:30:00
5/6. 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.

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