Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Lucy (Sally Bretton).

Not Going Out

BBC One sitcom about a couple. 69 episodes (9 series), 2006 - 2018. Stars Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Bobby Ball, Hugh Dennis and others.

Another series is in development.

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lucy (Sally Bretton), Lee (Lee Mack).

Series 8, Episode 1 - Romance

Viewers last saw Lee and Lucy as a newlywed couple just having their first baby. Fast-forward seven years and baby Charlie now has five year-old twin siblings, Benji and Molly.

Further details

Viewers last saw Lee and Lucy as a newlywed couple just having their first baby. Fast-forward seven years and baby Charlie now has five year-old twin siblings, Benji and Molly. How has layabout Lee survived these dramatic life-changes? How do the not-so-new parents find the joy/relentless onslaught of bringing up kids?

If this wasn't enough for them to contend with, combine it with negotiating some tricky family members in the form of lovably feckless father Frank, always on hand with the terrifying offer of childcare, and close friends including the world-weary, or more specifically wife-weary Toby and uptight ice-queen Anna. At least Lucy's more dependable parents are on hand, but what exactly do Geoffrey and Wendy make of Lee and Lucy's often mad house?

What could possibly go wrong with: Lee doing his best to get the 'romance' back on track; Frank finally getting his wish to babysit the kids; Lucy and Lee loading up the car for a family holiday to France; Lee devising a 'brilliant' master-plan involving Emma Bunton and a hot tub; one of the kids, very worryingly, starting to take after one of their parents (clue, it isn't Lucy); marriage guidance making its way onto the couple's agenda; and a decision to be made whether three kids really are enough.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 13th January 2017
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Lee Mack Lee
    Sally Bretton Lucy
    Hugh Dennis Toby
    Geoffrey Whitehead Geoffrey
    Deborah Grant Wendy
    Francesca Newman Molly
    Max Pattison Benji
    Finley Southby Charlie
    Writing team
    Lee Mack Writer
    Daniel Peak Writer
    Simon Evans Writer (Additional Material)
    Paul Kerensa Writer (Additional Material)
    Simon Griffiths Writer (Additional Material)
    Liam Woodman Writer (Additional Material)
    Sarah Morgan Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Nick Wood Director
    Jamie Rix Producer
    Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
    Lee Mack Executive Producer
    Jon Thoday Executive Producer
    Rob Aslett Executive Producer
    Richard Halladey Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Steve Brown Composer
    Alex Hardcastle Composer
    Roger Planer Composer
    John McBurnie Composer

    Video

    Awkward anniversary dinner

    Worried that their relationship has lost it's romance, Lee does something extra special for Lucy on an important date.

    Featuring: Lee Mack (Lee), Sally Bretton (Lucy).

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