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 13, Episode 1 - Italian Lessons

Not Going Out. Image shows left to right: Anna (Abigail Cruttenden), Lee (Lee Mack), Lucy (Sally Bretton)
When Lee and Lucy are asked to cover for Anna on more than one occasion, so that she can go out at night and have secret Italian Lessons they suspect the worst, that she is having an affair. Lee decides that it is up to him to tell Toby that his marriage is in jeopardy and sets about finding the evidence.

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd June 2023
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 2nd February 2024 9:30pm BBC1


Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Hugh Dennis Toby
Abigail Cruttenden Anna
Guest cast
Melanie Gray Gemma
Kiana Wu Hotel Receptionist
Rich Keeble Room Service Waiter
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
Paul Ralph Line Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Chris Goodger Director of Photography
Natalie Rogers (as Natalie Rogers-Wenzel) Costume Designer
Martin Hawkins Lighting Designer
Alex Hardcastle Composer
Roger Planer Composer
John McBurnie Composer
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor

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