Lead Balloon

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 2006
Lead Balloon is a British television series produced by Open Mike Productions for BBC Four. The series was created and is co-written by comedian Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair. It stars Dee as Rick Spleen, a cynical and misanthropic comedian whose life is... read more
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Lead Balloon is a British television series produced by Open Mike Productions for BBC Four. The series was created and is co-written by comedian Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair. It stars Dee as Rick Spleen, a cynical and misanthropic comedian whose life is plagued by petty annoyances, disappointments and embarrassments. Raquel Cassidy, Sean Power and Tony Gardner also star. The first series of six episodes was broadcast on BBC Four in 2006, with the first episode achieving the highest ratings for a comedy on the channel. Repeats of the series were run on BBC Two and BBC HD, bringing it to a larger audience. The second series of eight episodes aired on BBC Two from November 2007; the third series aired from November 2008; and the final series aired from 31 May 2011 until 5 July.

Original Release

10/04/2006 on BBC

US Release

10/04/2006

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 Pig Tuesday, 31 May 2011
2 Dead Tuesday, 07 June 2011
3 Shoddy Tuesday, 14 June 2011
4 Off Tuesday, 21 June 2011
5 Blade Tuesday, 28 June 2011
6 End Tuesday, 05 July 2011
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