Rick finds his career hitting an all-time low. After one of the Sunday newspaper wants to do an "At Home With" story about his partner, Mel, Rick attempts to muscle in on the action. After deciding that having a pet pig would look good in the pictures, Rick ends up proving that he's the author of his very own downfall.
Rick ends up getting a job as a presenter on The Bargain Channel. Rick's new job manages to impress Magda, who is a big fan of the network. Marty and local café owner Michael are not quite so convinced though and Rick attempts to prove that he's finally found something he's good at.
Rick's new job as a presenter on The Bargain Channel is going well but after his writing partner Marty takes a shine to his co-presenter Donna, Rick is not happy. Clive is on the warpath wanting a refund for an ornamental windmill that his mother bought from The Bargain Channel. Rick's behaviour at a funeral sees him getting into trouble and threatens to kill off his career.
Rick finds himself at his lowest ebb and with no other work on offer, he ends up deciding to start his own stand-up comedy workshop. Magda is attempting to get some compensation after tripping on a paving stone.
After accepted funding from the local council, Rick finds himself being forced to agree to teach a stand-up comedy workshop in Belford Prison. He ends up being taken hostage and trapped in the prison library by a prisoner called Donald.
Rick has finally been able to find the fame and success he so wants so much. Following his ordeal as a hostage at the prison, the "Prison Siege Comic", as he is now known in the newspapers, is on an all-time high. After being asked to present The Brave Britain Awards in front of a live television audience, Rick beleives that all his dreams have come true at once. His dreams soon look like becoming a nightmare though.