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.

Not Going Out trivia

The non-broadcast pilot of Not Going Out was filmed on Sunday 2nd October 2005 at Teddington Studios, with Catherine Tate playing the role of Kate.

The filming deadlines on the second series were very tight - Avalon were still filming episodes as the new series began going out on BBC One. As a result, the editing team had to turn around episodes much quicker than normal.

The 2009 Christmas Special accidentally received its debut on Comedy Central Extra in the summer.

The episode was originally planned to be shown on BBC One during Christmas 2008, however the late scheduling of the third series, and the announcement that the show had been cancelled, resulted in the BBC postponing the broadcast. It was then accidentally included as part of a repeat run package sold to the channel.

From Series 5 until the 2015 special, Not Going Out was produced in association with Lee Mack's own company, Arlo Productions.

In the 2013 Christmas special, the ghostly boy was played by Arlo McKillop, Lee Mack's real son.

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