Not Going Out - Series 11

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Benji (Max Pattison), Charlie (Finley Southby), Lee (Lee Mack), Lucy (Sally Bretton), Molly (Francesca Newman). Copyright: BBC.

Not Going Out

Fast-paced, gag-packed studio sitcom starring Lee Mack and Sally Bretton

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Anon Umus

  • Monday 28th September 2020, 6:52pm
  • England
  • 41 posts

Anybody go to Pinewood last night for the socially distanced record?

If so what was it like?

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Sitcomfan64

  • Friday 8th January 2021, 10:17pm
  • England
  • 889 posts

What did you think of the first episode? I appreciate that is was made under what must have been extraordinarily difficult circumstances, but I thought the plot was trite.

That said it's always nice to see Tony Gardner and I laughed quite a few times.

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Chappers

  • Friday 8th January 2021, 10:45pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,650 posts

A lie that gets bigger. Yes - very excruciating.

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Feeoree

  • Sunday 10th January 2021, 6:31pm
  • Basildon, England
  • 661 posts

Maybe it's because of the presence of Lee Mack, but with him running between houses all the time, it felt like he had brought a bit of Semi Detached into it. Intentional on Mack's part perhaps?

Thought the episode was good still, the plot/structure felt a bit off but did enjoy the escalation of the cringe and some great dialogue!

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Aaron

  • Sunday 10th January 2021, 7:34pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,931 posts

Yes, plot felt slightly forced, but I laughed all the same and greatly the episode as a whole.

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rrr 969

  • Tuesday 12th January 2021, 12:27pm
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • 281 posts

Special ep. was so much better (speaking in a circle before midnight)

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Sitcomfan64

  • Friday 15th January 2021, 10:05pm
  • England
  • 889 posts

I have to say, I really hate Anna and Toby. Watching two characters who loathe each other and hearing how abusive Anna is to Toby is neither funny nor endearing. And sadly it seems to have rubbed off on Lee and Lucy. Not Going Out now is half an hour of people cruelly sniping at each other.

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Chappers

  • Saturday 16th January 2021, 12:13pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,650 posts
Quote: Sitcomfan64 @ 15th January 2021, 10:05 PM

I have to say, I really hate Anna and Toby. Watching two characters who loathe each other and hearing how abusive Anna is to Toby is neither funny nor endearing. And sadly it seems to have rubbed off on Lee and Lucy. Not Going Out now is half an hour of people cruelly sniping at each other.

Have you never been married?

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Sitcomfan64

  • Saturday 16th January 2021, 4:07pm
  • England
  • 889 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 16th January 2021, 12:13 PM

Have you never been married?

But why do they stay together? Why would Toby, a successful Doctor, stay with an abuser? We never seen one moment of love, hell, even friendship between them. They're one note characters.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 16th January 2021, 6:41pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 10,382 posts

This season has been quite good

Not as good as My Family though

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Chappers

  • Saturday 16th January 2021, 10:20pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,650 posts
Quote: lofthouse @ 16th January 2021, 6:41 PM

This season has been quite good

Not as good as My Family though

Angelic

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rrr 969

  • Wednesday 20th January 2021, 12:57pm
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • 281 posts

e2 with quiz/anniversary was witty, it's good to have good things that last, - something to look forward to.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Friday 22nd January 2021, 10:34pm
  • England
  • 889 posts

I enjoyed it more this week. Great, and slightly scary, prosthetic.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 23rd January 2021, 12:27am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,931 posts

Hilarious ending. I was properly cackling. Wonderful.