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 3, Episode 4 - Party

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Geoffrey (Timothy West), Lee (Lee Mack), Daisy (Katy Wix)
When Tim and Lee try to organise a surprise party for Lucy's 30th birthday their ideas of what makes a good party differ widely.

Further details

Tim likes a few games of charades while Lee likes a party with no competitors for Lucy's attention. So when Lucy turns up at the party arm-in-arm with another man, Lee makes it his mission to get rid of him... without causing a scene, obviously.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th February 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 23rd February 2009 10:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 8th June 2011 10:45pm BBC1
Wednesday 8th June 2011 11:15pm BBC1 Wales
Friday 26th August 2011 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 27th August 2011 12:20am Dave
Wednesday 5th October 2011 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 6th October 2011 12:15am Dave
Monday 5th December 2011 9:40pm Dave
Tuesday 6th December 2011 12:20am Dave
Sunday 15th January 2012 10:00pm Dave
Monday 16th January 2012 12:40am Dave
Sunday 1st April 2012 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 12th July 2012 9:40pm Dave
Friday 13th July 2012 1:15am Dave
Saturday 2nd February 2013 11:00pm Dave
Monday 4th March 2013 9:40pm Dave
Tuesday 5th March 2013 1:00am Dave
Saturday 8th June 2013 11:00pm Dave
Saturday 31st August 2013 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 10th October 2013 9:40pm Dave
Friday 11th October 2013 2:10am Dave
Friday 10th January 2014 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 11th January 2014 12:40am Dave
Saturday 10th May 2014 11:00pm Dave
Friday 15th August 2014 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 11th September 2014 9:40pm Dave
Friday 16th January 2015 9:40pm Dave
Tuesday 13th October 2015 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 14th October 2015 2:00am Gold
Wednesday 25th November 2015 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 2nd June 2016 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 15th September 2016 10:45pm Gold
Friday 16th September 2016 2:30am Gold
Thursday 6th April 2017 11:00pm Gold
Friday 7th April 2017 1:40am Gold
Thursday 6th July 2017 9:40pm Dave
Sunday 15th October 2017 8:20pm Gold
Friday 3rd November 2017 11:00pm Gold
Wednesday 20th November 2019 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 21st November 2019 12:35am Gold
Thursday 24th September 2020 10:00pm Gold
Friday 25th September 2020 1:45am Gold
Friday 25th September 2020 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 4th November 2020 12:55am Gold
Thursday 28th January 2021 10:20pm Gold
Friday 29th January 2021 2:00am Gold
Friday 26th February 2021 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 27th February 2021 1:35am Gold
Tuesday 1st June 2021 2:40am Gold
Friday 3rd September 2021 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 4th September 2021 2:20am Gold
Tuesday 11th January 2022 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 24th February 2022 10:40pm Gold
Friday 25th February 2022 1:40am Gold
Tuesday 12th July 2022 10:40pm Gold
Friday 14th October 2022 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 6th November 2022 12:20am Gold
Thursday 10th August 2023 9:20pm Gold
Friday 11th August 2023 12:00am Gold
Wednesday 15th November 2023 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 16th November 2023 1:05am Gold
Monday 29th January 2024 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 30th January 2024 12:55am Gold

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Deborah Grant Wendy
Tim Vine Tim
Katy Wix Daisy
Miranda Hart Barbara
Timothy West Geoffrey
Guest cast
Ed Weeks Robin (Lucy's Colleague/Date)
Writing team
Lee Mack Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Simon Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Kerensa Writer (Additional Material)
Dave Cohen Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Griffiths Writer (Additional Material)
David Isaac Writer (Additional Material)
Liam Woodman Writer (Additional Material)
Danielle Ward Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Jamie Rix 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
Alex Hardcastle Composer

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