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. 78 episodes (10 series), 2006 - 2019. Stars Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden and others.

Another series is in development.

Series 7 - Wedding

The will-they-won't-they tension between Lee and Lucy reaches new highs in this epic series finale for Christmas, as the couple find themselves in previously uncharted emotional water.

Further details

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Geoffrey (Geoffrey Whitehead). Copyright: Avalon Television / Arlo Productions.

In this action-packed episode, Frank drags Lee on a wild night out on the town - with disastrous consequences, involving a traffic cone, arm wrestling on a zebra crossing and slow dancing together to a Whitney classic.

The police are also interested in a potentially stolen item in Lee's possession. Can our favourite loveable layabout talk his way out of this spectacular mess and still make the most important appointment of his day?


This episode included some of the final scenes to be filmed at Teddington Studios.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 24th December 2014
45 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Lee Mack Lee
    Sally Bretton Lucy
    Bobby Ball Frank
    Geoffrey Whitehead Geoffrey
    Deborah Grant Wendy
    Tim Vine Tim
    Katy Wix Daisy
    Simon Dutton Guy
    Guest cast
    Melanie Gutteridge Amy (Lesbian Neighbour)
    Andy Linden Neighbour
    Laura Aikman Debbie
    Vilma Hollingbery Betty (Old Lady)
    Jay Simpson Stretch
    Toby Longworth Paul
    Phil Cornwell Police Officer
    Tommy Cannon Vicar
    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 Halladey Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Steve Brown Composer
    Alex Hardcastle Composer


    I Know What You Think Of Me...

    Geoffrey questions if Lee is good enough to marry Lucy.

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    Featuring: Lee Mack (Lee), Geoffrey Whitehead (Geoffrey).


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