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 4 - Dancing

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Wendy (Deborah Grant). Copyright: Avalon Television / Arlo Productions
Lucy and Tim's parents, Geoffrey and Wendy, are separating. Geoffrey moves into Lucy's flat, banishing Lee to the sofa. To get his room back and avoid being thrown onto the street, Lee must now play Relate Counsellor to patch up the marriage.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 27th January 2011
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 27th July 2011 10:45pm BBC1
Monday 14th November 2011 9:40pm Dave
Tuesday 15th November 2011 1:00am Dave
Sunday 25th December 2011 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 12th February 2012 10:00pm Dave
Monday 13th February 2012 12:40am Dave
Wednesday 2nd May 2012 9:40pm Dave
Thursday 3rd May 2012 1:00am Dave
Saturday 14th July 2012 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 24th November 2012 9:00pm Dave
Monday 8th April 2013 9:40pm Dave
Tuesday 9th April 2013 12:20am Dave
Thursday 4th July 2013 10:20pm Dave
Friday 5th July 2013 1:00am Dave
Saturday 5th October 2013 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 7th November 2013 9:40pm Dave
Friday 8th November 2013 2:15am Dave
Saturday 11th January 2014 9:00pm Dave
Friday 21st February 2014 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 22nd February 2014 1:40am Dave
Tuesday 1st July 2014 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 9th October 2014 9:40pm Dave
Friday 10th October 2014 12:20am Dave
Friday 13th February 2015 9:40pm Dave
Sunday 24th May 2015 11:20pm Dave
Monday 25th May 2015 8:00pm Dave
Friday 18th September 2015 8:00pm Dave
Monday 7th December 2015 1:40am Dave
Tuesday 8th December 2015 12:30am Dave
Saturday 30th January 2016 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 4th February 2017 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 2nd March 2017 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 15th July 2017 7:00pm Dave
Sunday 16th July 2017 3:00pm Dave
Thursday 27th July 2017 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 7th October 2017 7:40pm Dave
Monday 9th September 2019 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 10th September 2019 12:15am Gold
Wednesday 15th April 2020 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 16th April 2020 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 23rd July 2020 10:00pm Gold
Friday 24th July 2020 1:10am Gold
Tuesday 6th October 2020 9:10pm Gold
Wednesday 7th October 2020 12:40am Gold
Wednesday 11th November 2020 9:30pm Gold
Thursday 12th November 2020 12:55am Gold
Thursday 12th November 2020 9:20pm Gold
Friday 13th November 2020 12:50am Gold
Thursday 11th February 2021 10:20pm Gold
Friday 12th February 2021 1:30am Gold
Tuesday 10th August 2021 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 11th August 2021 1:15am Gold
Wednesday 20th October 2021 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 21st October 2021 12:50am Gold
Thursday 20th January 2022 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 10th March 2022 10:40pm Gold
Friday 11th March 2022 2:30am Gold
Friday 21st October 2022 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 21st February 2023 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd February 2023 1:40am Gold
Wednesday 6th September 2023 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 7th September 2023 1:20am Gold
Thursday 30th November 2023 10:00pm Gold
Friday 1st December 2023 12:35am Gold
Tuesday 6th February 2024 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 7th February 2024 1:25am Gold

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Geoffrey Whitehead Geoffrey
Deborah Grant Wendy
Tim Vine Tim
Katy Wix Daisy
Writing team
Lee Mack 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)
Darin Henry Writer
Jack Cutting 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
Alex Hardcastle Composer


When I wake up...

An upset Tim and Lucy don't find Lee as funny as he thinks he is.

View this clip on the BBC website

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

You Know what They Say About Early Birds

Lucy's dad is staying so Lee has to sleep on the sofa, much to his displeasure.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Sally Bretton (Lucy), Lee Mack (Lee) & Geoffrey Whitehead (Geoffrey).

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