Background - Comedy series with Jack Dee as comedian Rick Spleen, a man who's career is on a downturn. He lives with partner Mel, who runs an agency for tv people, it's very successful, and she is the main breadwinner. They have a daughter Sammy, a lazy scrounger who has a dopey boyfriend Ben. They employ Magda as a home help, a girl from some eastern European country. Rick employs a gag writer, an American called Marty, and finally there's Michael who runs the local cafe where Rick and Marty daily go to lunch. Now read on.