Production Company:
Avalon Television

Commissioning Broadcaster:

Series Breakdown:
S1 6 x 30     S2 8 x 30   S3 8 x 30
S4 6 x 30     S5 6 x 30   S6 8 x 30
2013 Xmas Special 1 x 45
S7 9 x 30, 1 x 45 (concluding ep), 1 x 30 (outtakes ep)
2015 Xmas Special 1 x 45
S8 7 x 30
2017 Xmas Special 1 x 45
S9 7 x 30
2018 Xmas Special (Live) 1 x 30
S10 7 x 30 & 2 x 45 Specials
S11-13 20 x 30 & 1 x 45

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LEE MACK’s multi-award-winning hit BBC One sitcom Not Going Out is set to become one of the BBC’s top three longest-running comedies of all time, following the recent commission of Series 11-13 (bringing the total number of episodes to over 100). Since first launching in 2006, average audience numbers have increased by 55% and the show regularly draws in audiences of over 4 million.

This primetime sitcom, packed full of jokes, jibes and general misunderstandings, follows happy-go-lucky – but entirely hapless – Lee (LEE MACK). In the earlier series, Lee gets himself into all sorts of scrapes and sticky situations in his eagerness to please and impress the object of his affections, his long-suffering landlady, Lucy (SALLY BRETTON).

After living as flatmates for several series, Lee and Lucy finally get married. From Series 8 onwards we fast-forward seven years, re-joining Lee and Lucy living in the anarchy of a packed family house with kids Charlie and twin siblings, Benji and Molly.

The established cast includes Sally Bretton, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Gruttendon, Geoffrey Whitehead, Deborah Grant and Bobby Ball; and across series the cast has included Miranda Hart, Katy Wix and Tim Vine.

The show has a strong appeal across all demographics and Series 9 showed an impressive increase in the benchmark share in the 16-24 age bracket (+25%). Not Going Out’s second home in the UK is UKTV, where it has consistently been one of the highest rated series across all genres on Dave for the past 10 years.

“No-one could ever fault this excellent series’ ability to deliver gags the way that Roger Federer serves up aces”
Daily Mirror

“Stay in and watch it”
The Sunday Times, Culture

“The is one of the most gag-rich comedies on the box and… the quality of the writing has not waned a jot.”
Sunday Express



2008 Royal Television Society Craft & Awards (Best Lighting, Photography & Camera – Lighting for Multicamera – Martin Kempton)
2007 Royal Television Society Awards (Breakthrough Award – Behind the Screen – Lee Mack and Andrew Collins)
2007 Rose D’Or Awards (Best Sitcom)


2016 National Television Awards (Most Popular Comedy Series).                  2007 British Comedy Awards (Best TV Comedy Actor – Lee Mack)
2007 British Comedy Awards (Best New TV Comedy Scripted)