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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.

  • Due to return for Series 14
  • Series 7, Episode 5 repeated Saturday at 8:40pm on U&Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,437


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Series 5, Episode 1 - Band

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Tim (Tim Vine). Copyright: Avalon Television / Arlo Productions
When Tim joins a band at work and Lucy falls for the lead guitarist, Lee becomes jealous, and decides that if he can't beat them he should join them.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Friday 13th April 2012
30 minutes
  • Friday 18th November 2011 at BBC Television Centre

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Tim Vine Tim
Katy Wix Daisy
Guest cast
Jay Simpson Stretch
Ian Boldsworth (as Ray Peacock) M.C.
Catriona Knox Grace
Neil Webster Yellow Snow Member
Michael Lemin Yellow Snow Member
James Fuller Yellow Snow Member
Leon Camfield Tim's Band Member
Mike Fordham Tim's Band Member
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)
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Jamie Rix Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Lee Mack Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Alex Hardcastle Composer


I've Always Dreamt Of Being in A Band

Lee becomes jealous when Tim joins a band... and wants to join in the fun. The two end up singing Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige's number one hit I Know Him So Well...

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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