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Lead Balloon Series 1-4 Box Set [DVD]


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  • Actors: Jack Dee
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 11 July 2011
  • Run Time: 787 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004R1PWDS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,178 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Jack Dee stars as Rick Spleen, a successful but world-weary stand-up comedian who spends too much of his time hosting corporate events.

He 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.

This box set contains all 27 episodes plus loads of extras

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By hans sachs on 5 Aug 2011
Format: DVD
Jack Dee is the king of deadpan humour. The character he has created in Lead Balloon is brilliantly ghastly. His scheming ambitions inevitably end in excrutiating embarrassment and public humiliation because of his hilarious ineptness. The boxed set of all four series is great value. Lead Balloon is a comedy classic, up there with The Office, Extras,Fawlty Towers and Curb your enthusiasm .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Broadbent TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Lead Balloon has to be the most under-rated comedy show on T.V.
I don't understand why it wasn't prime time tele.
Jack Dee is Rick Spleen a jobbing comedian who mostly does the corporate circuit and spends most of his days writing
funny scripts for his next gig with a world weary American writer named Marty (Sean Power).
Every day Rick lunches at the same cafe with its neurotic host Michael (Tony Gardner), and every episode
something always goes wrong for Rick.
At home Rick has a wonderful down to earth wife called Mel (Raquel Cassidy) and an eastern european cleaner called Magda, played brilliantly by Anna Crilly. The set is completed by an annoying neighbour and a teenage daughter who manipulates Rick for money and favours.
This is a gentle show with gentle but clever humour. If not laughing out loud you'll find yourself always smiling as poor, downtrodden Rick desperately tries to win, just once.
I loved this series, without a doubt Jack Dee's finest work. wonderful entertainment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SG Blackledge on 15 Dec 2013
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For anyone who is a fan of Jack Dee and his deadpan style of humour, this is a must have. Far better than a lot of the so called comedy that is being shown today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chloe on 4 Oct 2013
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Great dvd series for a good price it follows jack dee and his comedy career and his family, involving slight black humor for fun laughs
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luxera on 12 Sep 2013
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Jack Dee is a grumpy old man. In Lead balloon he plays the character of a grumpy old man - to perfection. This box is a winner for the dreary evenings when nothing is on the telly. And as that is rather often, I find that an escape to the world of Rick Spleen, and his petty little problems are just what the humor doctor ordered. But if you can't handle sarcasm, I wouldn't get it. On the other hand, if you can't handle sarcasm - you wouldn't consider anything with Jack Dee in it anyway
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carole Ann Middleton on 2 Sep 2013
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Great comedy ... have enjoyed this series even more than I thought I would! Would definitely buy more of this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By croftercam on 9 Aug 2013
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I enjoyed this series on the telly but loved it even more with the luxury of watching a few episodes at a time on dvd. Top acting, sharp script - and no annoying canned laughter -(it's very funny so I know when to laugh without being told thanks!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms S. C. Hinds on 22 July 2013
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Still working my way through it with my daughter and find Magda as funny as Mr Dee. Nice one Jack.
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