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 11, Episode 2 repeated at 8:40pm on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 2,803

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Series 11, Episode 5 - War

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Frank (Bobby Ball), Lucy (Sally Bretton)
A family visit to the World War Two war graves in Normandy unearths a piece of family history that is best left buried.


This episode is dedicated "in memory of our friend Bobby Ball (1944 - 2020)", featuring an extended montage of Frank's signature moments set to Cannon & Ball's signature tune, Together We'll Be O.K., after the credits.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th February 2021
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 22nd June 2024 at 9:20pm on Dave

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 24th August 2021 8:30pm BBC1
Thursday 26th August 2021 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 7th May 2022 8:40pm Dave
Saturday 10th December 2022 8:40pm Dave
Saturday 7th January 2023 4:20pm Dave
Saturday 1st April 2023 4:40pm Dave
Saturday 22nd April 2023 8:40pm Dave
Saturday 26th August 2023 8:40pm Dave

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Geoffrey Whitehead Geoffrey
Deborah Grant Wendy
Bobby Ball Frank
Francesca Newman Molly
Finley Southby Charlie
Guest cast
John Archer Cab Driver
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
Emma James Line Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Leah Archer Costume Designer
Carlene Gearing Make-up Designer
Martin Hawkins Lighting Designer
Steve Brown Composer
Alex Hardcastle Composer
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor

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