Lead Balloon

Thursday 9:30 PM on BBC Two Premiered Oct 04, 2006 Between Seasons


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  • Mistake

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 12/18/08

    Rick and Marty have to make extra room around the house when Mel has to work from home. Rick is annoyed by Marty's liking of Mel's assistant and the constant disruptions, until he realises he might be able to get a job through Mel.moreless
  • Spikey

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 12/11/08

    Rick is forced to go and see a play which turns out worse than he could've imagined as the writer used to be the same level as Rick. He is happier though, to learn that his daughter is single once again until he realises who her latest love interest is.moreless
  • Karma

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 12/4/08

    Rick decides to change his ways after an accident and will only see the positives in people from now on. He is pushed to the limits by Magda as she looks to offload some of his most treasured items, and Marty is sure it won't last. Elsewhere, Ben and Sam begin to move in a different direction and may have to split up.moreless
  • Fax

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 11/27/08

    Rick has a bad day after doing poorly on a radio quiz and then finding out his email is broken and has to search for a fax machine. To make matters even worse his daughter and her boyfriend and rehearsing their music loudly which he isn't too keen on. His mindset changes though when he hears they could actually make some money out of it.moreless
  • Panda

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 11/20/08

    Rick agrees to appear on a TV show that will trace his ancestors. It starts of badly when they reveal his real surname and then it goes from bad to worse when he finds out what his ancestors got up to. Also, Magda is yet to move out and it's infuriating Rick.moreless
  • Gas

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 11/13/08

    Rick is worried that the temporary home for Magda will soon become a more long term arrangement. Also, Rick learns something about Michael and can't decide whether to tell him or not.
  • Lucky

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 1/3/08

    Rick has a tough decision to make after his big break might finally have arrived. The problem is it might jeorpardise his partnership with Marty. Elsewhere, life is hectic for everyone and Rick realises this is his opportunity to get away from it all.moreless
  • Rita

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 12/26/07

    Rick's latest role is to appear with a famous film star and he promises to get an autograph Michael's father, he realises it's a lot harder than it should be. Mel's worklife is the complete opposite though with her latest client, who gets a pretty dull job on 'Geriatric Ward.'moreless
  • Debacle

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 12/20/07

    Rick manages to do pretty well at his latest job although not all his jokes are met with the same response. Michael is off on a trip and it's suggested that he goes on 'What Not To Pack,' a show fronted by one of Mel's clients. Also, Rick once again finds himself shot to fame although this time for all the wrong reasons.moreless
  • Sick

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 12/13/07

    Rick offers to take on Mel's workload after she is taken ill but realises he is way out of his depth. Magda is ill as well and decides to help Mel with her own brand of soup which should help to cure her. Rick is pushed into buying a t-shirt for a good cause, although it's against his will.moreless
  • Idiot

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 12/6/07

    Rick manages to land himself a spot on an ice skating chat show but after all things he's said about the show, will he take up the offer to go on it? He also needs to give Magda some good sightseeing venues for when her friend comes to town from abroad.moreless
  • Points

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 11/29/07

    Rick is caught on camera, but not the good kind. He is done for speeding and rallies round those near to him to get someone else to take the blame as he could lose his license. To top it off, he has to do a fund raiser on behalf of the library.moreless
  • Hero

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 11/22/07

    Rick is shot to unexpected fame after preventing someone from killing themself. His bubble is burst though when the guests arrive at his house to talk about his future.
  • Giraffe

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 11/15/07

    Rick likes to think his career has finally come good but in reality, it's as badas it ever was. As for his home life, well, he's about to lose Magda.
  • Fatty

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 11/8/06

    Adam Greene, a talk show host, makes fun of Rick by incinuating that he's getting a bit bigger around the waistline, so Rick decides to do something about it. To make matters worse, his new DVD player is broken and he has an unpleasant experience at the gym.moreless
  • Pistachio

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 11/1/06

    Rick once again doesn't think about what he's doing and buys himself a scooter which he believe makes him look gay. To combat this he buys a leather jacket and makes homophobic jokes at an award ceremony which doesn't go down well with the audience.moreless
  • Allergic

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 10/25/06

    Rick fears he may have killed Bob Fairchild, a famous British entertainer but with Rick being Rick he's more worried when his shoe-organiser doesn't turn up. Rick is supposed to be appearing on a news show in the near future and much to his annoyance, Michael thinks he knows what's best to put on the show.moreless
  • 5000

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 10/18/06

    Rick finds himself in the middle of a fight at an awards ceremony and can't find anyone who will sympathise with him. He also learns he donated a lot of money to the cafe which he needs to wiggle himself out of somehow.moreless
  • Wayne

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 10/11/06

    Rick is having a bad time of it at the moment, he has to deal with an electrician who is very sarcastic and stealing spoons from the cafe doesn't turn out to be the best move. At work, neither of the pair can come up with good material for his latest project.moreless
  • Rubbish

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 10/4/06

    Rick needs to get a christening present for a baby and on his travels he has to deal with Maureen, the mad shopkeeper, and Michael, the local cafe owner.

    Rick's career takes another turn for the worse after his latest show doesn't turn out well.moreless