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. 80 episodes (10 series), 2006 - 2020. Stars Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden and others.

Returns Wednesday 30th December at 9pm. Episode Guide
Series 3, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Saturday at 2:25am.

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

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

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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