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.

New special this December.
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), Molly (Francesca Newman), Benji (Max Pattison), Charlie (Finley Southby).

Series 8 - The True Meaning Of Christmas

It's Christmas Eve, and Lee and Lucy face a possible yuletide disaster when they discover the perfect present they have bought for their children has already been gifted to them by their grandparents.

Further details

It's Christmas Eve, and Lee and Lucy face a possible yuletide disaster when they discover the perfect present they have bought for their children has already been gifted to them by their grandparents, Geoffrey and Wendy. Lee is forced to rush out at the last minute in search of a suitable substitute. But, with all the local shops closing their doors for the festive period, the race is on for Lee to avoid the ultimate parenting fail on Christmas morning and disappoint his three excited children.

With Lee's lovably feckless father Frank and uptight neighbours Toby and Anna dropping in to join in the madness and mayhem, it's guaranteed to be a family Christmas to remember.

Notes

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Keith Barron, 1934 - 2017.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 24th December 2017
Time
9:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
40 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Lee Mack Lee
Sally Bretton Lucy
Hugh Dennis Toby
Abigail Cruttenden Anna
Bobby Ball Frank
Geoffrey Whitehead Geoffrey
Deborah Grant Wendy
Francesca Newman Molly
Max Pattison Benji
Finley Southby Charlie
Guest cast
Max Willis Jack
Keith Barron Michael
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

The True Meaning of Christmas trailer

Will Lee and Lucy manage to create the perfect family Christmas for the kids?

Featuring: Lee Mack (Lee), Sally Bretton (Lucy), Deborah Grant (Wendy).

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