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

Not Going Out

BBC One sitcom about a couple. 78 episodes (10 series), 2006 - 2019. Stars Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden and others.

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2015 Christmas Special - Christmas Shopping

It is Christmas Eve and newlyweds Lee and Lucy are doing some last-minute shopping when an unexpected stranger turns their Christmas upside down.

Further details

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

An action-packed episode at the end of last year saw Lee finally tie the knot with his long-suffering landlady and object of his affections, Lucy.

One year on, a heavily pregnant Lucy is three days overdue with their first baby when they find themselves mistakenly caught up in a robbery at the local department store along with Lee's dad Frank dressed as Santa's elf, uber-ditzy friend Daisy, and neighbours Toby and Anna.

Locked in and faced with a dangerous robber wearing a Father Christmas latex mask, they need to come up with an escape plan before things take a turn for the worse. With plenty of screaming and hiding in Santa's grotto, will Lee's actions and usually ill-thought-out ideas get them into even more trouble?

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th December 2015
45 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Lee Mack Lee
    Sally Bretton Lucy
    Hugh Dennis Toby
    Abigail Cruttenden Anna
    Bobby Ball Frank
    Katy Wix Daisy
    Guest cast
    Ryan Oliva Robber
    Matt Emery Bill
    Anthony Adjekum Mike
    Clive Hickey Santa
    Writing team
    Lee Mack Writer
    Daniel Peak Writer
    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
    Richard Halladey Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Steve Brown Composer
    Alex Hardcastle Composer

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