Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shameless plug...



The third series of the Jack Dee sitcom, Lead Balloon starts on BBC2 tomorrow at 10 o'clock. Since my brother is the co-writer of said sitcom, I feel it is my fraternal duty to promote it like billy-o. This clip is featured in Episode 2 in which Rick's teenage daughter Sam and her slacker boyfriend Ben form a band and make a video. I was hoping to embed it but it doesn't seem like I can so here's a link instead:

Ben & Sam - Tragic

It's short and sweet - hope you enjoy it - let me know what you think...

8 comments:

Shoey said...

BBC America hasn't got around to bringing us this one. Get your brother to sort that out for us will you? Does everyone write in your family?

May1366 said...

Mad propz to your bro, TB (apologies for the lingo but after the cheese chatter on the mothership, I felt I needed to reassert the rambunctious portion of my musical soul). This is a great taster for the new series, the announcement of which I can testify genuinely gladdened my heart.

Chris said...

Since I guess your brother is probably not Jack Dee, he must be Pete Sinclair. Does that mean you have an entree into the comedy end of showbiz? I'm impressed.
I did like the first series of Lead Balloon but can't help feeling that 'grumpy Jack' doesn't have an unlimited mileage guarantee. Love the waster kids, though.

ToffeeBoy said...

@ shoey - my brother asked me to tell you that "BBC America has bought the first series and the last we heard are planning to broadcast it 'this winter' whatever that takes us up to. Open Mike [the production company] are also in advanced stages of negotiations about selling the
format to America.

@ may1366 - thanks - hope you enjoy series 3 - I've seen the first two episodes and thought they were well up to scratch. Great result for your lot last night by the way - and I have to say, they played some beautiful football!

@ chris - yes, it's a challenge for them. Fawlty Towers only ran for two series - perhaps we would have got tired of Basil if he'd lasted a bit longer...

TracyK said...

How fantastic! I really am rather impressed, we really loved the first series, especially Magda and I love anything Rasmus Hardicker does, especially his very low-key work in Saxondale. I have set the Sky+!

May1366 said...

ToffeeBoy - glad you enjoyed Wednesday night's mauling. I have to admit to a slight despondency as I've spent the whole day working and debating the existence of RockingMitch instead of what I should have been doing, which was knocking politely on the door of every Liverpool fan I know (well, not every one, just the ones who live in, um, Liverpool) and doing a little Pavlyuchenko paso doble on their doorstep.

Shoey said...

Very cool, Toffee. Thanks & Comgrats to your brother. Will look foreward to a weekly dose of Mr. Deadpan.

Shoey said...

err, forward, perhaps.