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Seasons

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Season 1 (2008)

All 14 episodes from the first two seasons of the BBC4 comedy series starring Jack Dee as world-weary stand-up comedian Rick Spleen. Disillusioned with the way his career has panned out, Rick is not a happy bunny. Having to appear on a succession of third-rate talk shows, while still using a stage name that wasn't funny 20 years ago, Rick's view of the world, and the people in it, has become a little jaded. Episodes are: 'Rubbish', 'Wayne', '£5,000', 'Allergic', 'Pistachio', 'Fatty', 'Giraffe', 'Hero', 'Points', 'Idiot', 'Sick', 'Debacle', 'Rita' and 'Lucky'.

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Season 2 (2008)

All eight episodes from the second season of the BBC4 comedy series starring Jack Dee as world-weary stand-up comedian Rick Spleen. In this series, Rick appears on a game show, gets caught speeding and is tricked into recording a video appeal for a hoax charity. Episodes are: 'Giraffe', 'Hero', 'Points', 'Idiot', 'Sick', 'Debacle', 'Rita' and 'Lucky'.

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Season 3 (2008)

All seven episodes from the third season of the BBC4 comedy series starring Jack Dee as world-weary stand-up comedian Rick Spleen. In this series, Magda (Anna Crilly) moves in with Rick after her bedsit gets infested with toxic gas, Sam (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) and Ben (Rasmus Hardiker) have a hit single on YouTube, and a near-death experience brings Rick a (very brief) Zen-like peace. Episodes are: 'Gas', 'Panda', 'Fax', 'Karma', 'Spikey', 'Mistake' and 'Nuts'.

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Season 4 (2011)

All six episodes from the fourth and final season of the BBC4 comedy series starring Jack Dee as world-weary stand-up comedian Rick Spleen. In this series, Rick's career hits an all-time low, even by his own dismal standards. Reduced to working as a presenter on The Bargain Channel, he goes from public humiliation on live television to private embarrassment at a comedy workshop - and even his back-up plan of writing a novel gets no further than the first page. Episodes are: 'Pig', 'Dead', 'Shoddy', 'Off', 'Blade (Part 1)' and 'Blade (Part 2)'.

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