BBC Two’s acting controller of comedy commissioning Cheryl Taylor, and controller of BBC Two Roly Keating, have re-commissioned Lead Balloon for a second series.
The Open Mike production, which stars and is co-written by Jack Dee, saw its first series transfer from BBC Four to BBC Two after just three episodes. Taylor said: “Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair have produced a beautifully observed comedy that has struck a chord with audiences and we are delighted itâ€™s back for a second series.”
The new series begins filming next spring,
Roly Keating adds: “Lead Balloon proved a real hit with BBC Two viewers and Iâ€™m really pleased the next series will premiere on the channel.”
Following its success, Lead Balloon’s run has been increased from six to eight 30-minute episodes.
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