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 2, Episode 5 - Art

In an effort to appear as intellectual as Lucy's friends, Lee shows off his 'knowledge' of the art world.

Further details

In an effort to appear as intellectual as Lucy's friends, Lee shows off his 'knowledge' of the art world, holding forth on the subject of an unknown artist, who his cleaner Barbara has told him is the next big thing. When Lucy takes the advice and invests a fortune in the artist's work, Lee is left trying to prevent her from finding out the artist is actually a nobody.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th October 2007
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 21st December 2010 9:00pm Dave
Wednesday 9th February 2011 9:00pm Dave
Tuesday 21st June 2011 9:40pm Dave
Wednesday 22nd June 2011 12:40am Dave
Monday 24th October 2011 1:00am Dave
Friday 25th November 2011 9:40pm Dave
Friday 25th May 2012 11:40pm Dave
Friday 19th October 2012 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 20th October 2012 12:40am Dave
Monday 11th February 2013 9:00pm Dave
Monday 11th February 2013 11:40pm Dave
Saturday 17th August 2013 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 19th September 2013 9:00pm Dave
Friday 20th September 2013 1:35am Dave
Monday 18th November 2013 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 19th November 2013 12:40am Gold
Monday 30th December 2013 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 31st December 2013 1:00am Gold
Thursday 19th June 2014 10:00pm Gold
Friday 20th June 2014 1:10am Gold
Tuesday 19th August 2014 1:00am Gold
Tuesday 19th August 2014 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 28th October 2014 10:10pm Gold
Wednesday 29th October 2014 1:25am Gold
Monday 9th March 2015 10:20pm Gold
Tuesday 10th March 2015 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 28th May 2015 1:00am Gold
Thursday 28th May 2015 9:10pm Gold
Thursday 13th August 2015 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 19th May 2016 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 25th August 2016 9:00pm Gold
Friday 26th August 2016 12:10am Gold
Thursday 10th November 2016 10:35pm Gold
Wednesday 15th March 2017 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 22nd June 2017 9:40pm Dave
Monday 26th June 2017 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 7th September 2019 8:00pm Dave
Wednesday 30th October 2019 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 31st October 2019 2:30am Gold
Monday 11th May 2020 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 12th May 2020 1:20am Gold
Tuesday 15th September 2020 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 16th September 2020 9:20pm Gold
Monday 26th October 2020 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 20th January 2021 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 21st January 2021 2:35am Gold
Tuesday 24th August 2021 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th August 2021 1:15am Gold
Tuesday 4th January 2022 12:35am Gold
Wednesday 16th February 2022 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 17th February 2022 2:30am Gold
Wednesday 25th May 2022 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 26th May 2022 2:25am Gold
Tuesday 26th July 2022 11:45pm Gold
Tuesday 24th January 2023 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th January 2023 2:45am Gold
Thursday 10th August 2023 10:40pm Gold
Friday 11th August 2023 2:00am Gold
Thursday 2nd November 2023 10:20pm Gold
Friday 3rd November 2023 1:00am Gold
Monday 22nd January 2024 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd January 2024 1:40am Gold

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Tim Vine Tim
Miranda Hart Barbara
Simon Dutton Guy
Guest cast
Kika Mirylees Fliss (Guy's Snobby Friend)
Kerry Shale Toby (Guy's Snobby Friend)
Jonathan Coote Gallery Owner
Justin Edwards Man in Gallery
Writing team
Lee Mack Writer
Andrew Collins Writer
Paul Kerensa Writer
Simon Evans Writer
Production team
Alex Hardcastle Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Lee Mack Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Steve Brown Composer

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