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. 85 episodes (11 series), 2006 - 2021. Stars Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden 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

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
Nick Wood Director
Jamie Rix Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Lee Mack Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
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