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 6, Episode 6 - Play

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lucy (Sally Bretton), Lee (Lee Mack). Copyright: Avalon Television / Arlo Productions
The return from Africa of Lucy's first teenage love proves too much for Lee, especially when it turns out that Scott has written a play for Lucy and wants her to star in an Amateur production of it. Can Lee prevent them from getting too close?

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Broadcast details

Friday 17th May 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 11th April 2014 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 12th April 2014 1:55am Dave
Wednesday 9th July 2014 10:20pm Dave
Sunday 5th October 2014 8:40pm Dave
Monday 24th November 2014 10:40pm Dave
Tuesday 25th November 2014 2:45am Dave
Friday 3rd April 2015 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 7th November 2015 1:00am Dave
Saturday 7th November 2015 9:00pm Dave
Monday 14th December 2015 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 27th February 2016 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 4th March 2017 8:20pm Dave
Thursday 13th April 2017 10:20pm Dave
Friday 14th April 2017 2:00am Dave
Saturday 12th August 2017 8:20pm Dave
Thursday 31st August 2017 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 4th November 2017 8:20pm Dave
Thursday 5th April 2018 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 29th September 2018 10:20pm Dave
Monday 31st December 2018 8:40pm Dave
Friday 5th April 2019 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 25th May 2019 12:15am Dave
Saturday 25th May 2019 8:20pm Dave
Saturday 28th September 2019 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 11th January 2020 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 16th May 2020 8:40pm Dave
Saturday 12th September 2020 9:20pm Dave
Thursday 31st December 2020 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 9th January 2021 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 24th July 2021 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 15th January 2022 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 21st May 2022 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 17th September 2022 9:20pm Dave
Monday 26th December 2022 3:30am Dave
Saturday 1st April 2023 9:20pm Dave
Tuesday 26th September 2023 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 27th September 2023 1:15am Gold
Tuesday 14th May 2024 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 15th May 2024 12:40am Gold

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Geoffrey Whitehead Geoffrey
Deborah Grant Wendy
Katy Wix Daisy
Guest cast
Simon Farnaby Scott
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)
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
Steve Brown Composer
Alex Hardcastle Composer


Treading the boards

Lucy's parents attempt to get her to join their amateur dramatics group's play.

Featuring: Lee Mack (Lee), Sally Bretton (Lucy), Katy Wix (Daisy), Deborah Grant (Wendy) & Geoffrey Whitehead (Geoffrey).

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