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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Series 7, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave on Saturday at 1:25am.

Series 4, Episode 2 - Debbie

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Tim (Tim Vine), Debbie (Laura Aikman). Copyright: Avalon Television / Arlo Productions.
When a twenty-year old girl turns up on Lee's doorstep and announces that he might be her father, Lee goes into immediate denial. Until, that is, he remembers a one-night stand he had at a party that Tim threw to celebrate the end of his accountancy exams back in the 1980s. Is Lee mature - or rich enough - to be a father?

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th January 2011
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Lee Mack Lee
    Sally Bretton Lucy
    Tim Vine Tim
    Katy Wix Daisy
    Guest cast
    Laura Aikman Debbie
    Emma Pike Karen
    Paul Vincent Lowe Terry
    Paul Courtenay Hyu Karaoke Host
    Ruby Stokes Little Lucy
    Matthew Fenton Boy at Crazy Golf
    Kris Saddler Man at Door
    Writing team
    Lee Mack Writer
    Andrew Collins 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)
    Terry Dillon 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 Halladey Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Steve Brown Composer
    Alex Hardcastle Composer


    Middle aged? I am not middle aged!

    A young woman gives Lee her phone number and asks him to go for a drink, much to Lucy's confusion.

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    Featuring: Lee Mack (Lee), Laura Aikman (Debbie), Sally Bretton (Lucy).

    Not Going Out: Outtake - Surprise Surprise

    Lee Mack and guest actress Laura Aikman struggle to get through a scene without laughing due to Tim Vine's enthusiastic singing. Order DVD

    Featuring: Lee Mack (Lee), Laura Aikman (Debbie), Tim Vine (Tim).


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