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.

Press clippings

Lee Mack takes year off from Not Going Out

The hit BBC series' future is in doubt, although Lee confirmed discussions about bringing it back are happening. "If we do bring it back, we're looking at early 2025."

Alex Doyle, The Sun, 15th April 2024

Lee Mack's Taskmaster task too far

Lee Mack has revealed that his stint on Taskmaster put a crimp on his relationship with his wife.

British Comedy Guide, 25th February 2024

Ghosts was the most-watched TV comedy of 2023

Ghosts, Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Have I Got News For You, Blankety Blank and Mrs Brown's Boys were the most-watched British comedies on TV in 2023.

British Comedy Guide, 10th January 2024 Awards 2023 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Awards 2023 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 8th January 2024

Lee Mack: middle-class snobs are killing sitcoms

As Not Going Out celebrates its 100th episode, its star hits out at TV bosses and the newspaper critics of a beloved British tradition.

Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times, 24th December 2023

Not Going Out, 100th episode review

A hundred episodes is quite some achievement for any UK sitcom. But it also means Lee Mack's remarkably long-lived Not Going Out has come to feel like part of the furniture rather than appointment-to-view TV.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 24th December 2023

Not Going Out, 100th episode review

The second longest-running British TV sitcom is starting to feel repetitive - but it's still a pleasant farce.

Rachael Healy, i Newspaper, 24th December 2023

Lee Mack: It's important to keep the British sitcom going

Comedian's show Not Going Out set for 100th episode to air this Christmas.

David Singleton, Broadcast, 17th November 2023

Lee Mack unsure of Not Going Out future: "We're having chats"

"We're doing the 100th episode this Christmas, so we are deciding, shall we say, and so are the BBC. We're having chats, so we'll see. One hundred is a lovely round number though, isn't it? I can absolutely confirm I won't be doing 200!"

Lidia Molina-Whyte, Radio Times, 7th September 2023

Not Going Out review

Lee Mack's gag machine farce is still a neatly crafted blast from the past.

Gerard Gilbert, i Newspaper, 24th June 2023

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