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Lead Balloon (TV Series 2006–2011) Poster

(2006–2011)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Alex Hardcastle ... (27 episodes, 2006-2011)

Series Writing Credits  

Jack Dee ... (20 episodes, 2006-2011)
Pete Sinclair ... (20 episodes, 2006-2011)

Series Cast  

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 Rick Spleen (27 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Mel (26 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Marty (26 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Magda (26 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Sam (26 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Ben (26 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Michael (26 episodes, 2006-2011)
John Biggins ...
 Clive Gray / ... (7 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Donald (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Donna (2 episodes, 2011)
Alex Lowe ...
 Phil Randell / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
William Hoyland ...
 Ambrose (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Steven Alvey ...
 Peter Root (1 episode, 2006)
Simon Greenall ...
 Adam Greene (1 episode, 2006)
Michael Fenton Stevens ...
 Trevor (1 episode, 2007)
Charlotte Hudson ...
 Siobhan (1 episode, 2008)
Ian Ashpitel ...
 Graham McLean (1 episode, 2006)
Ted Robbins ...
 Bob Fairchild (1 episode, 2006)
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 Ally (1 episode, 2007)
David Cann ...
 Mr Randall (1 episode, 2007)
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 Policeman (1 episode, 2007)
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 Brendan Carter / ... (1 episode, 2007)
Gail Kemp ...
 Linda Parsons (1 episode, 2007)
Jane Robbins ...
 Jackie (1 episode, 2007)
Matthew Crompton ...
 Björn (1 episode, 2006)
Simon Mattacks ...
 Rory (1 episode, 2007)
Martin Savage ...
 Steve (1 episode, 2008)
Adam Stevens ...
 Journalist (1 episode, 2011)
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 Adam (1 episode, 2007)
Judith Faultless ...
 Journalist (1 episode, 2011)
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 Maureen (1 episode, 2006)
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 Electrical Shop Man (1 episode, 2006)
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 Mr. Tilak (1 episode, 2006)
Pearce Quigley ...
 Alan (1 episode, 2007)
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 Garry (1 episode, 2007)
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 Barry (1 episode, 2007)
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 Jacob Langley (1 episode, 2008)
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 Printer (1 episode, 2008)
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 Calvin (1 episode, 2008)
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 Sweet Throwing Boy (1 episode, 2008)
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 Jamie (1 episode, 2008)
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 Russian Woman (1 episode, 2011)
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 Chuck (1 episode, 2011)
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 Newscaster (1 episode, 2011)
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 Community Support Officer (1 episode, 2006)
Nathalie Burgun
(1 episode, 2006)
Amanda Hadingue ...
 Fiona Fairchild (1 episode, 2006)
Brendan O'Hea ...
 Steve (1 episode, 2006)
Martin Marquez ...
 Tony (1 episode, 2007)
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 Simon Russell (1 episode, 2007)
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 Fiona (1 episode, 2007)
Christopher Godwin ...
 Colin (1 episode, 2008)
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 Commercial Director (1 episode, 2008)
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 Izzy (1 episode, 2008)
Catherine Shepherd ...
 Sandra (1 episode, 2008)
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 Spikey (1 episode, 2008)
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 Floor Manager (1 episode, 2011)
Felicity Montagu ...
 Libby (1 episode, 2011)
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 Jenny (1 episode, 2011)
Steve Jones
(1 episode, 2006)
Darren Jordon
(1 episode, 2006)
Vicki Pepperdine ...
 Newsagent (1 episode, 2006)
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 Sheryl (1 episode, 2007)
Fiona Bruce ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2007)
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 Darryl Pinkton (1 episode, 2007)
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 Pharmacist (1 episode, 2007)
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 Bob Marlin (1 episode, 2007)
Davina Myles ...
 Gina Therese (1 episode, 2007)
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 Sir Kenneth Albright (1 episode, 2008)
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 Alan (1 episode, 2011)
Sarah Belcher ...
 Production Manager (1 episode, 2011)
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 Bargain Channel Producer (1 episode, 2011)
Henrik Claustrup
(1 episode, 2006)
George Keeler ...
 Tommy Giggles (1 episode, 2007)
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 Policeman (1 episode, 2007)
Lorna Watson ...
 Susan (1 episode, 2008)
Billy Boyle ...
 Priest (1 episode, 2011)
Gary McCormack ...
 Donald's Messenger (1 episode, 2011)
James Cormack ...
 Wayne (1 episode, 2006)
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 Brendan (1 episode, 2008)
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 Camilla Raines (1 episode, 2008)
Fia Parry ...
 Ganton Perinex Pharmaceutical Employee (1 episode, 2007)
Mick Slaney ...
 Mourner (1 episode, 2011)
Dan Twine ...
 Awards Waiter (1 episode, 2011)
Nick Wallace ...
 Press Photographer (1 episode, 2011)
John Seaward ...
 Awards Guest (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
Alex Liang ...
 Japanese Investor (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
Chris Wilson ...
 Arresting Police Officer (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
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Series Produced by 

Alex Hardcastle ... series producer / producer (27 episodes, 2006-2011)
Andrew Beint ... executive producer (9 episodes, 2006-2011)
Addison Cresswell ... executive producer (9 episodes, 2006-2011)
Jack Dee ... associate producer (8 episodes, 2007-2011)
Pete Sinclair ... associate producer (8 episodes, 2007-2011)
Liz Seymour ... line producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Lucy Lumsden ... executive producer: BBC (1 episode, 2006)

Series Cinematography by 

Simon Vickery ... (13 episodes, 2008-2011)
Per Tingleff ... (8 episodes, 2006-2008)

Series Film Editing by 

Russell Beeden ... (14 episodes, 2006-2008)
Mark Henson ... (5 episodes, 2008-2011)
Simon Reglar ... (5 episodes, 2008)
Liana Del Giudice ... (3 episodes, 2011)

Series Casting By 

Sarah Crowe ... (19 episodes, 2006-2011)

Series Production Design by 

Gordon Whistance ... (9 episodes, 2006-2011)

Series Art Direction by 

Chris Coldwell ... (6 episodes, 2011)
Jessie Jowers ... (3 episodes, 2006-2008)

Series Costume Design by 

Rebecca Allen ... (8 episodes, 2006-2011)
Marcia Stanton ... (1 episode, 2008)

Series Makeup Department 

Sarah Jane Hills ... hair & make up design / hair designer / makeup designer / hair and make-up designer (9 episodes, 2006-2011)
Lulu Hall ... makeup supervisor / hair stylist / hair stylist supervisor / hair supervisor / makeup artist (8 episodes, 2006-2008)
Ronnie Goddard ... hair & make-up / hair & make up (6 episodes, 2011)
Jenni Spencer ... hair & make up / hair & make-up (3 episodes, 2011)

Series Production Management 

Liz Seymour ... production manager (8 episodes, 2006-2008)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Mark Hedges ... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2007)
Stuart Jones ... third assistant director (7 episodes, 2007)
Cecilia Testa ... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2007)
Jim Imber ... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2008)
Adam Jenkins ... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2008)
Jude Campbell ... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Josh Wilkins ... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Andi Coldwell ... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Penny Davies ... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Hardey Speight ... third assistant director / first assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Lucy Thomas ... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)

Series Art Department 

Steve Patterson ... construction manager (7 episodes, 2008)
Gordon Whistance ... set designer (6 episodes, 2006)
Simon Naylor ... stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2011)
Mark Sindall ... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2011)
Tone Gibbs ... property master (1 episode, 2007)

Series Sound Department 

Michael Spencer ... sound recordist / production sound mixer (16 episodes, 2006-2011)
Howard Bevan ... boom operator / sound maintenance (13 episodes, 2008-2011)
Nick Fry ... dubbing mixer (10 episodes, 2007-2011)
John Lewis Aschenbrenner ... boom operator / location sound (9 episodes, 2006-2008)
Simon Bysshe ... second boom operator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Cecilia Lanzi ... second boom operator (6 episodes, 2006)
Matthew Hansell ... boom operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Dave Zarpak ... sound designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Jamie Gambell ... boom operator (5 episodes, 2008)
James Benton ... second boom operator: dailies (2 episodes, 2008)
David Woolley ... dubbing mixer (1 episode, 2006)
Matt Baird ... sound editor (uncredited) (6 episodes, 2006)

Series Stunts 

Marc Cass ... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2011)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Peter Lowden ... second assistant camera / clapper loader (20 episodes, 2007-2011)
Dan Starborg ... camera operator / camera & steadicam operator / camera assistant / focus puller (16 episodes, 2006-2011)
Colin Elves ... focus puller / steadicam operator (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Simon Vickery ... camera operator (10 episodes, 2006-2008)
Tim Allan ... focus puller (6 episodes, 2011)
Tom Guy ... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
Shaun Mone ... best boy (6 episodes, 2011)
Martin Taylor ... lighting director (6 episodes, 2011)
Derrick Peters ... focus puller (4 episodes, 2011)
Pete Nash ... grip (3 episodes, 2011)
Sophie Wilson ... focus puller (3 episodes, 2011)
Alan Coates ... electrician (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Thomas English ... steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2006)
Lee Parfitt ... best boy / electrician (2 episodes, 2008)
Iwan Prys Reynolds ... focus puller (2 episodes, 2011)
Michael C. Hawk ... grip (1 episode, 2006)
Alex Kinsman ... assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)
Derek Walker ... steadicam operator (1 episode, 2007)
Julian Horner ... lighting director (1 episode, 2008)
Andy Sauer ... grip (1 episode, 2008)
Garth Sewell ... grip (1 episode, 2011)
Chris Dodds ... focus puller: dailies (uncredited) (3 episodes, 2007-2008)

Series Casting Department 

Cassandra King ... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Ben Marks ... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Crowe ... casting (2 episodes, 2008-2011)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Sarah Sheehan ... wardrobe (6 episodes, 2011)
Fola Solanke ... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Billy Kimberley ... wardrobe (1 episode, 2007)
Inca Bayer ... wardrobe (1 episode, 2008)

Series Editorial Department 

Aidan Farrell ... colorist (9 episodes, 2006-2011)
Jamie Shemeld ... on-line editor (8 episodes, 2006-2011)
Clyde Kellett ... on-line editor (1 episode, 2007)

Series Music Department 

Noel Gallagher ... theme song written by (27 episodes, 2006-2011)
Paul Weller ... theme song: performed by (27 episodes, 2006-2011)

Series Other crew 

Melissa Salt ... production team (27 episodes, 2006-2011)
Caroline Elliston ... continuity / script supervisor (13 episodes, 2008-2011)
Debee Connors Aspell ... production accountant (9 episodes, 2006-2011)
Penny De Groot ... production accountant (8 episodes, 2006-2011)
Emma Smalley ... production coordinator / production team (8 episodes, 2007-2011)
Emma Mallett ... production coordinator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sharmila Kumar ... production secretary (7 episodes, 2008)
Louie Cresswell ... production team (6 episodes, 2011)
Adam Espley ... production team (6 episodes, 2011)
Oliver Johnson ... production team (6 episodes, 2011)
Jethro Pope ... production team (6 episodes, 2011)
Tricia Canavan ... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Daniel Cintra ... runner (1 episode, 2006)
James Cormack ... runner (1 episode, 2006)
Megan Price ... production coordinator (1 episode, 2006)
Dom Harris ... production team (1 episode, 2007)
Martin Jowers ... production team (1 episode, 2007)
Will Elliott ... production team (1 episode, 2008)
Peter Lowden ... production team (1 episode, 2008)
Miles Paulley ... production team (1 episode, 2008)
Kim Rose Lewis ... production team (1 episode, 2011)
Jack Tomkins ... production team (1 episode, 2011)

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