Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Lucy (Sally Bretton). Copyright: Avalon Television / Arlo Productions
Not Going Out

Not Going Out

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2006 - 2023
  • 100 episodes (13 series)

Fast-paced, gag-packed studio sitcom starring Lee Mack and Sally Bretton. Also features Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden, Geoffrey Whitehead, Deborah Grant, Bobby Ball and more.

  • Due to return for Series 14
  • Series 12, Episode 2 repeated Saturday at 8:40pm on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 3,105

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Series 10 - Halloween Special

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Lucy (Sally Bretton). Copyright: Avalon Television
Lee and Lucy take the children out trick or treating for Halloween, but the night soon turns disastrous for Lee when he loses his phone on the porch of a spooky Victorian house. Once he returns to the house to retrieve his phone, Lee discovers that the house is full of secrets that would be far better left undisturbed.


Initially billed at 10:35pm, this episode was further delayed from its 10:40pm scheduled time due to overrunning news coverage.

This episode was filmed without a studio audience and does not have a laughter track.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 30th October 2019
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 30th October 2019 11:05pm BBC1 Wales
Sunday 3rd November 2019 11:30pm BBC1
Monday 4th November 2019 12:15am BBC1 Scot
Saturday 19th December 2020 7:05pm Dave
Friday 2nd April 2021 9:10pm Dave
Saturday 3rd April 2021 7:10pm Dave
Saturday 30th October 2021 10:00pm Dave
Sunday 31st October 2021 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 16th April 2022 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 3rd September 2022 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 29th October 2022 9:10pm Dave
Friday 24th February 2023 2:30am Dave
Saturday 27th May 2023 8:00pm Dave
Sunday 28th May 2023 3:00am Dave
Saturday 12th August 2023 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 1st June 2024 9:40pm Dave

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Bobby Ball Frank
Francesca Newman Molly
Max Pattison Benji
Finley Southby Charlie
Guest cast
Marcia Warren Mrs Hoskins
Stephanie Levi-John WPC Banks
Ben Crowe Burglar 1
Billy Lydon Burglar 2
Michael Fenton Stevens Monitoring Service Man (Voice)
Writing team
Lee Mack Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Simon Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Kerensa Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Griffiths Writer (Additional Material)
Liam Woodman Writer (Additional Material)
Sarah Morgan Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Jamie Rix Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Lee Mack Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
David Finnigan Line Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Leah Archer Costume Designer
Chris Goodger Director of Photography
Carlene Gearing Make-up Designer
Steve Brown Composer
Alex Hardcastle Composer
Roger Planer Composer
John McBurnie Composer
Julie Sykes 1st Assistant Director
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor


Not Going Out: Halloween Special review

Despite the growing popularity of trick or treat, special Halloween episodes of British sitcoms are still relatively rare.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 30th October 2019

TV preview: Not Going Out Halloween Special, BBC One

Is Lee Mack trying to muscle in on Inside No 9 territory? This Halloween edition of the enduring light-hearted domestic sitcom has scarier ambitions than usual. It is even scheduled later than it usually goes out. Although don't worry too much about the kids having nightmares. I'm sure they watch nastier stuff on their phones in bed.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th October 2019

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