Rick Spleen is a world-weary comedian who ends up doing far too many corporate jobs to pay the bills.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jack Dee ...  Rick Spleen 27 episodes, 2006-2011
Raquel Cassidy ...  Mel 26 episodes, 2006-2011
Sean Power ...  Marty 26 episodes, 2006-2011
Anna Crilly ...  Magda 26 episodes, 2006-2011
Antonia Campbell-Hughes ...  Sam 26 episodes, 2006-2011
Rasmus Hardiker ...  Ben 26 episodes, 2006-2011
Tony Gardner ...  Michael 26 episodes, 2006-2011
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Rick Spleen is a world-weary comedian who ends up doing far too many corporate jobs to pay the bills.

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4 October 2006 (UK) See more »

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Olovni balon See more »

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Rick Spleen: You know what Mel told me about Michael? She found out he used to work in the City, had a complete nervous breakdown, completely flipped out, had to give it up, wanted to do something else so he opened this place instead.
Marty: You Brits, you don't know how to do nervous breakdowns properly! In the States, you have a nervous breakdown, you don't open up a whole food restaurant. No, no, you become a bum. You live on the streets, you put all your stuff in a shopping cart, you pick food outta garbage ...
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.105 (2011) See more »

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A sharp comedy
26 February 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

This isn't your big, flashy, three camera sitcom. This is something entirely different, at least in the UK, and so much better for it.

Jack Dee is at his deadpan best in this role, carrying a show that isn't afraid of leaving you curling up in embarrassment, and yet we root for his character along the way.

Sharply written and deftly performed, this show won't be for everyone, especially those brought up in this modern era where a joke is not a joke unless the word sex is mentioned somewhere on route to the punch line. However, for those who stick with it they'll find 30 mins of entertainment.


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