The Resource Lead balloon, Series one, (videorecording)

Lead balloon, Series one, (videorecording)

Label
Lead balloon, Series one
Title
Lead balloon
Title number
Series one
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack Dee stars as Rick Spleen, a successful but world-weary stand-up comedian who spends too much of his time hosting corporate events in the BBC comedy sitcom, Lead Balloon. Rick and Marty, his American co-writer, spend their days arguing, drinking too much coffee, and devising work avoidance strategies. Further distractions are provided by Magda, Rick?s home help, his show-biz agent wife Mel, their teenage daughter Sam and her feckless boyfriend Ben
Cataloging source
VHOB
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced and directed by Alex Hardcastle ; written by Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair
Intended audience
Censorship classification: PG
Language note
Subtitles: English SDH
PerformerNote
Jack Dee, Raquel Cassidy, Sean Power, Tony Gardner
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  • Cassidy, Raquel
  • Dee, Jack
  • Hardcastle, Alex
  • Sinclair, Pete
  • Power, Sean
  • Gardner, Tony
  • Crilly, Anna
  • BBC Worldwide Ltd
Runtime
208
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Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Lead balloon, Series one, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Episode 1: "Rubbish" - Rick fronts a lame government TV recycling campaign which backfires spectacularly. He falls out with cafe owner Michael over a homemade fruitcake, and has a full-on row with unhinged baby-present shopkeeper Maureen. Episode 2: "Wayne" - A teaspoon crisis in the Spleen household leads Rick to petty theft. Meanwhile, Rick's sleep is disturbed by the paperboy, Wayne, who is very punctual, very noisy and has a brain the size of a walnut. Episode 3: "£5000" - Rick gets in a punch-up at an awards ceremony and ends up with a black eye. Marty is preparing to pitch a programme to the BBC and Michael is delighted that Rick has accidentally sponsored him a small fortune for his Skipathon. Episode 4: "Allergic" - Rick discovers he may have inadvertently killed one of Britain's best-loved entertainers, but he's preoccupied by a missing shoe-organiser. Meanwhile Rick prepares for upcoming appearance on topical news panel show Bullet in the News. Episode 5: "Pistachio" - Rick buys himself a scooter but worries that it makes him look gay. Hosting the Air Conditioning and Climate Control Awards goes disastrously, and a trip to the local dry cleaner ends in a heated argument. Episode 6: "Fatty" - Rick is publicly humiliated on TV by daytime chat-show host Adam Green. He also has an unfortunate encounter with an acquaintance at the gym, and Ben manages to destroy Rick's brand new DVD player by taking the back off
Control code
000044011615
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
2 videodiscs (DVDs) (ca. 208 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
R-B01652-9
System details
Region 4 ; PAL
Label
Lead balloon, Series one, (videorecording)
Publication
Contents
Episode 1: "Rubbish" - Rick fronts a lame government TV recycling campaign which backfires spectacularly. He falls out with cafe owner Michael over a homemade fruitcake, and has a full-on row with unhinged baby-present shopkeeper Maureen. Episode 2: "Wayne" - A teaspoon crisis in the Spleen household leads Rick to petty theft. Meanwhile, Rick's sleep is disturbed by the paperboy, Wayne, who is very punctual, very noisy and has a brain the size of a walnut. Episode 3: "£5000" - Rick gets in a punch-up at an awards ceremony and ends up with a black eye. Marty is preparing to pitch a programme to the BBC and Michael is delighted that Rick has accidentally sponsored him a small fortune for his Skipathon. Episode 4: "Allergic" - Rick discovers he may have inadvertently killed one of Britain's best-loved entertainers, but he's preoccupied by a missing shoe-organiser. Meanwhile Rick prepares for upcoming appearance on topical news panel show Bullet in the News. Episode 5: "Pistachio" - Rick buys himself a scooter but worries that it makes him look gay. Hosting the Air Conditioning and Climate Control Awards goes disastrously, and a trip to the local dry cleaner ends in a heated argument. Episode 6: "Fatty" - Rick is publicly humiliated on TV by daytime chat-show host Adam Green. He also has an unfortunate encounter with an acquaintance at the gym, and Ben manages to destroy Rick's brand new DVD player by taking the back off
Control code
000044011615
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
2 videodiscs (DVDs) (ca. 208 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
R-B01652-9
System details
Region 4 ; PAL

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