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 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?

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Broadcast details

Thursday 13th January 2011
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 13th July 2011 10:45pm BBC1
Monday 7th November 2011 9:40pm Dave
Tuesday 8th November 2011 12:20am Dave
Sunday 25th December 2011 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 21st January 2012 11:20pm Dave
Sunday 5th February 2012 10:00pm Dave
Monday 6th February 2012 12:40am Dave
Wednesday 25th April 2012 9:40pm Dave
Thursday 26th April 2012 1:00am Dave
Saturday 7th July 2012 9:40pm Dave
Monday 25th March 2013 9:40pm Dave
Tuesday 26th March 2013 1:40am Dave
Thursday 27th June 2013 10:20pm Dave
Saturday 28th September 2013 9:40pm Dave
Thursday 31st October 2013 9:40pm Dave
Friday 1st November 2013 1:20am Dave
Saturday 4th January 2014 9:40pm Dave
Friday 14th February 2014 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 15th February 2014 1:35am Dave
Monday 30th June 2014 9:40pm Dave
Thursday 2nd October 2014 9:40pm Dave
Friday 3rd October 2014 12:20am Dave
Friday 6th February 2015 9:40pm Dave
Monday 18th May 2015 12:00am Dave
Monday 18th May 2015 8:40pm Dave
Friday 11th September 2015 8:40pm Dave
Wednesday 11th November 2015 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 23rd January 2016 8:40pm Dave
Saturday 4th February 2017 7:40pm Dave
Thursday 23rd February 2017 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 8th July 2017 7:40pm Dave
Thursday 20th July 2017 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 7th October 2017 7:00pm Dave
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 9:35pm Gold
Wednesday 4th September 2019 9:00pm Gold
Friday 10th April 2020 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 11th April 2020 12:50am Gold
Monday 20th July 2020 9:55pm Gold
Tuesday 21st July 2020 1:20am Gold
Tuesday 21st July 2020 9:20pm Gold
Friday 2nd October 2020 10:00pm Gold
Monday 9th November 2020 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 10th November 2020 12:55am Gold
Friday 5th February 2021 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 6th February 2021 12:55am Gold
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 24th June 2021 12:40am Gold
Monday 9th August 2021 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 10th August 2021 1:15am Gold
Monday 18th October 2021 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 19th October 2021 12:50am Gold
Tuesday 18th January 2022 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 3rd March 2022 2:25am Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2023 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 16th February 2023 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 5th September 2023 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 6th September 2023 1:20am Gold
Friday 24th November 2023 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 25th November 2023 12:40am Gold
Friday 2nd February 2024 10:10pm Gold
Saturday 3rd February 2024 1:45am Gold

Cast & crew

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 Halladay (as 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.

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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), Tim Vine (Tim) & Laura Aikman (Debbie).

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