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

Another series is in development.
Series 10, Episode 4 is repeated on Friday at 8:30pm.
Recording at Tabard Theatre. Tickets

Press Clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

This sitcom has long delivered strong festive episodes, and this year's is no different. It should have been a simple Christmas Eve shopping trip to buy an inflatable Santa. Instead, it turns into an endless shaggy dog story, involving petty theft, an aggressive bull, a sinister truck driver and a cargo ship. Can Lee save the day? "That man has kidnapped Christmas, and I'm the SAS!"

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 24th December 2019

TV preview: Not Going Out Halloween Special, BBC One

Is Lee Mack trying to muscle in on Inside No 9 territory? This Halloween edition of the enduring light-hearted domestic sitcom has scarier ambitions than usual. It is even scheduled later than it usually goes out. Although don't worry too much about the kids having nightmares. I'm sure they watch nastier stuff on their phones in bed.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th October 2019

Not Going Out: Halloween Special review

Despite the growing popularity of trick or treat, special Halloween episodes of British sitcoms are still relatively rare.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 30th October 2019

BBC orders three more series of Not Going Out

Lee Mack has revealed that the BBC has ordered three more series of his sitcom Not Going Out. The recommission makes the show one of British comedy's longest-running sitcoms.

British Comedy Guide, 7th June 2019

Jump the Shark: Not Going Out

Not Going Out's heroes went from cat-fight chemistry to child-saddled losers.

Henry Yates, The Guardian, 27th May 2019

Review - Not Going Out: zinger after zinger

Ten series in, the jokes are still rapid and the wit still biting in Lee Mack's winning sitcom.

Sarah Carson, i Newspaper, 22nd April 2019

Not Going Out: series 10 review

It's in a different phase of its life but it's still much the same.

Jacob Gibbs, On The Box, 15th April 2019

A new series begins with Lee, family and friends waiting to make a sponsored parachute jump to raise money for a children's hospital ward. But, as it turns out, one parachute is missing - who will provide the best excuse to stay behind? A little comic masterpiece of cowardice that is worthy of Hancock's Half Hour.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 15th April 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019