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 11, Episode 4 repeated Saturday at 8:40pm on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 2,997

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Series 8, Episode 3 - Car

Not Going Out. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Lee Mack), Benji (Max Pattison), Charlie (Finley Southby), Lucy (Sally Bretton)
Lee's hopes for a stress-free ferry trip to France with Lucy and the children are dashed when they don't leave enough time for the car journey.

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Broadcast details

Friday 3rd February 2017
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 21st July 2017 10:40pm BBC1
Thursday 14th December 2017 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 30th December 2017 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 17th March 2018 8:20pm Dave
Thursday 26th July 2018 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 20th December 2018 9:40pm Dave
Friday 26th April 2019 11:15pm Dave
Saturday 27th April 2019 7:40pm Dave
Saturday 2nd November 2019 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 22nd February 2020 1:25am Dave
Saturday 22nd February 2020 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 27th June 2020 8:40pm Dave
Saturday 24th October 2020 8:20pm Dave
Saturday 13th February 2021 9:20pm Dave
Friday 7th May 2021 11:20pm Dave
Saturday 8th May 2021 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 28th August 2021 8:20pm Dave
Saturday 26th February 2022 9:20pm Dave
Sunday 27th February 2022 2:30am Dave
Saturday 9th July 2022 9:20pm Dave
Saturday 12th November 2022 9:20pm Dave
Thursday 2nd February 2023 2:30am Dave
Saturday 4th February 2023 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 8th July 2023 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 21st October 2023 8:00pm Dave
Saturday 2nd March 2024 9:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Francesca Newman Molly
Max Pattison Benji
Finley Southby Charlie
Guest cast
Dan Tetsell Simon
Angela McHale Sat Nav Voice
Rob Brydon George (Voice)
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 Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Leah Archer Costume Designer
Chris Goodger Director of Photography
Carlene Gearing Make-up Designer
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
Steve Brown Composer
Alex Hardcastle Composer
Roger Planer Composer
John McBurnie Composer
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor


Road trip from hell

Much to Lucy's dismay, whilst rushing to catch a ferry Lee decides to take a shortcut...

Featuring: Lee Mack (Lee), Sally Bretton (Lucy) & Max Pattison (Benji).

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