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.

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Series 12, Episode 1 - Painting

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lucy (Sally Bretton), Lee (Lee Mack)
Unfortunately for Lee and Lucy, Wendy rediscovers her love of painting and gifts them a portrait of Frank.

Further details

It's been over a year since Frank's passing and the always lovely Wendy, rediscovering a long lost love for painting, decides to create a very unique tribute in oils. How can Lee and Lucy break the news that they don't necessarily like the likeness?

The usually curmudgeonly Geoffrey seems very keen on the painting, but is all as it seems and might there be an even more eye-popping piece to emerge from his wife's creative awakening. Could it get any more awkward?

Broadcast details

Friday 25th March 2022
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 7th January 2023 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 7th January 2023 9:50pm BBC1
Sunday 5th March 2023 2:00pm Dave
Saturday 1st April 2023 5:20pm Dave
Saturday 29th April 2023 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 2nd September 2023 8:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Geoffrey Whitehead Geoffrey
Deborah Grant Wendy
Francesca Newman Molly
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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