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, Bobby Ball, Hugh Dennis and others.

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Series 3 - Absent Father Christmas

Lee's father turns up at the flat unannounced. This is the man who walked out of the family home when Lee was four, never paid his maintenance and ate Lee's goldfish.

Further details

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

Lee wants him out of the flat but Lucy tells him that the only way forward is to forgive and forget. Unfortunately, Lee's dad's behaviour makes this virtually impossible for Lee to achieve.

Notes

This episode was first broadcast at the end of Series 3 repeats by digital channel Comedy Central Extra BEFORE having been broadcast on the programme's original 'home' channel, BBC One. It first surfaced there later that year.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 24th July 2009
Time
11:40pm
Channel
Comedy Central Extra
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Lee Mack Lee
    Sally Bretton Lucy
    Bobby Ball Frank
    Tim Vine Tim
    Katy Wix Daisy
    Miranda Hart Barbara
    Guest cast
    Thomas Gater Little Lee
    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)
    Milton Jones Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Richard Halladey Editor
    Nick Wood Director
    Jamie Rix Producer
    Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
    Lee Mack Executive Producer
    Jon Thoday Executive Producer
    Steve Brown Composer
    Alex Hardcastle Composer
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