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 4, Episode 1 - Drugs

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Tim (Tim Vine), Lucy (Sally Bretton), Lee (Lee Mack). Copyright: Avalon Television / Arlo Productions
After a night spent out clubbing, Tim returns to the flat wearing the wrong coat, and convinces Lee to help him return it to its owner.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 6th January 2011
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 6th July 2011 10:45pm BBC1
Monday 7th November 2011 9:00pm Dave
Monday 7th November 2011 11:40pm Dave
Sunday 25th December 2011 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 21st January 2012 10:40pm Dave
Sunday 5th February 2012 9:20pm Dave
Monday 6th February 2012 12:00am Dave
Wednesday 25th April 2012 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 26th April 2012 12:20am Dave
Saturday 7th July 2012 9:00pm Dave
Monday 25th March 2013 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 27th June 2013 9:40pm Dave
Friday 28th June 2013 12:20am Dave
Saturday 28th September 2013 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 31st October 2013 9:00pm Dave
Friday 1st November 2013 12:40am Dave
Saturday 4th January 2014 9:00pm Dave
Friday 14th February 2014 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 15th February 2014 12:55am Dave
Monday 30th June 2014 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 2nd October 2014 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 2nd October 2014 11:40pm Dave
Friday 6th February 2015 9:00pm Dave
Sunday 17th May 2015 11:20pm Dave
Monday 18th May 2015 8:00pm Dave
Friday 11th September 2015 8:00pm Dave
Wednesday 11th November 2015 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 23rd January 2016 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 4th February 2017 7:00pm Dave
Thursday 23rd February 2017 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 8th July 2017 8:20pm Dave
Thursday 20th July 2017 9:00pm Dave
Sunday 8th October 2017 2:00am Dave
Monday 2nd September 2019 9:30pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 18th March 2020 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 19th March 2020 12:10am Gold
Thursday 9th April 2020 10:20pm Gold
Friday 10th April 2020 12:40am Gold
Friday 10th April 2020 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 21st May 2020 10:20pm Gold
Friday 22nd May 2020 9:40pm Gold
Monday 20th July 2020 9:15pm Gold
Tuesday 21st July 2020 12:40am Gold
Thursday 1st October 2020 9:45pm Gold
Friday 2nd October 2020 1:20am Gold
Monday 9th August 2021 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 10th August 2021 12:35am Gold
Friday 15th October 2021 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 1st March 2022 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 2:20am Gold
Wednesday 19th October 2022 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 14th February 2023 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2023 2:15am Gold
Tuesday 5th September 2023 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 6th September 2023 12:40am Gold
Thursday 23rd November 2023 10:00pm Gold
Friday 24th November 2023 12:40am Gold
Thursday 1st February 2024 10:00pm Gold
Friday 2nd February 2024 1:20am Gold
Friday 2nd February 2024 9:30pm Gold

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Tim Vine Tim
Katy Wix Daisy
Guest cast
Ricky Grover Larry
Anna Crilly Counsellor
Frankie McGinty Dealer
Dave Sommer Nightclub Villain
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
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Steve Brown Composer
Alex Hardcastle Composer


Kicking Off In Narnia

Lee and Tim go into hiding after Tim mistakenly returns to the flat wearing a coat packed with drugs.

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Featuring: Lee Mack (Lee) & Tim Vine (Tim).

I Don't Think It's Sugar...

After a night spent out clubbing, Tim returns to the flat wearing the wrong coat, with something suspicious lurking in the pocket.

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Featuring: Sally Bretton (Lucy), Lee Mack (Lee) & Tim Vine (Tim).

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