Lead Balloon, Series 3
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The hapless comedian Rick Spleen returns for a third series - he's a man who can deal with any situation - badly. Despite the professional and domestic crises, Rick manages to hold his head up high and retain that self-respect. Well, actually, no he doesn't - getting the worst score of all time on a much-loved radio panel show, and the revealing of his real name on a show about family trees certainly does away with any remaining pride. Domestic chaos, social mishaps and professional disasters ensue as Rick continues to blunder his way through life. Comedy starring Jack Dee, Sean Power and Raquel Cassidy.
|1||VideoSeries 3, Gas||Mel announces that Magda, their surly East-European help, is moving in with them until her boiler is fixed. Rick fears that it will become a permanent arrangement. Meanwhile, Rick discovers a secret concerning Michael, the deranged cafe owner, and agonises over whether to tell him.||29:10||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoSeries 3, Panda||Rick is invited to feature in a TV series that traces celebrities' family trees. When Marty asks him if they know that Rick Spleen is a stage name, we finally discover what Rick's real name is - and why it caused him so much misery at school. Meanwhile, Magda is still waiting for her boiler to be fixed - and Rick is still waiting impatiently for her to move out.||29:10||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoSeries 3, Fax||Rick is a guest on a much-loved radio panel show - and manages to get the worst score of all time. He encounters more problems on the work front when his e-mail system crashes and he has to find someone who still has a fax machine. Meanwhile, Rick's daughter Sam has formed a band with her boyfriend Ben.||28:34||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoSeries 3, Karma||After a near-death experience, Rick is a changed man. From now on, he plans to embrace the positive and see only the good in people. Rick even manages to forgive Magda for selling some of his prized possessions at a car-boot sale, and when he lands the lead role in a major TV drama, it looks like fate has rewarded him.||28:35||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoSeries 3, Spikey||Rick and Mel are invited to the theatre by one of her clients. Rick's reluctance increases when he realises that the hit play they are about to see was written by an ex stand-up who used to appear on the same bill as him. But not even in his worst nightmares could Rick have imagined the humiliating way that the evening ends.||29:03||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoSeries 3, Mistake||Mel has to run her agency from home while the office is done up. Rick and Marty are banished to the kitchen. When Marty takes a shine to Mel's assistant Izzy, it's turning into a disaster for Rick - until he overhears Mel talking about a lucrative presenting job that one of her clients is up for. He decides that the job should be his.||28:59||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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brilliant series seriously funny
Always good entertainment
You can always trust Rick Spleen to raise a laugh!
Where's episode 7?
It appears episode 7 is missing from itunes, or at least from this Series collection. Hesitant to buy if I'm going to have to shell out for a further episode on top.