Crossing the culture Jack Dee’s fourth and last series of Lead Balloon is currently being broadcast on BBC2. Eleanor Margesson In it, Dee plays the main character, Rick Spleen, who is an out-of-work comedian trying to make the big time. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.