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Lead Balloon, Series 4 Episode 5 of 6

Having accepted funding from the local council, Rick reluctantly agrees to teach a Stand-up Comedy Workshop in Belford Prison. But this turns out to be one of Rick's worst gigs: he is taken hostage, trapped in the prison library by a knife-wielding prisoner, Donald. Donald is a worrying mixture of charming and psychotic - and worse still for Rick, has a pathological hatred of liars. Can Rick talk his way out of trouble? Will the governors give in to Donald's demands? Or will this be the end of Rick's less-than-stellar career?

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30 minutes

Last on

Thu 30 Jun 2011 00:00


Role Contributor
Rick SpleenJack Dee
MelRaquel Cassidy
MartySean Power
MichaelTony Gardner
MagdaAnna Crilly
SamAntonia Campbell-Hughes
BenRasmus Hardiker
LibbyFelicity Montagu
DonaldRobbie Coltrane
Journalist OneJudith Faultless
Journalist TwoAdam Stevens
ProducerAlex Hardcastle
DirectorAlex Hardcastle
WriterJack Dee
WriterPete Sinclair