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. 80 episodes (10 series), 2006 - 2020. Stars Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden and others.

Returns Wednesday 30th December at 9pm. Episode Guide
Series 3, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Saturday at 2:25am.

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


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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