The Best Episodes of Not Going Out

Childish northerner Lee is desperate to win the affections of his flatmate Lucy.


#1 - Lucy

Season 7 - Episode 9

Lee spends time in the bar with Toby worrying that the woman of his dreams is drifting further away.

star 8.35
68 votes

#2 - Drunk

Season 5 - Episode 6

After Lucy suffers a mild indiscretion whilst drunk and claims to have no memory of the event, she and Lee embark on an experiment with a bottle of home-made potato hooch to prove once and for all that you can remember what happens when you're mashed.

star 8.09
71 votes

#3 - Anna

Season 7 - Episode 4

Lucy aspires to be friends with her posh new neighbours Toby and Anna, but she hasn't reckoned on Lee dragging her back down to earth.

star 8.06
71 votes
The Wedding

#4 - The Wedding

Season 7 - Episode 10

The will-they-won't-they tension reaches new highs in this epic series finale for Christmas that sees Lucy and Lee in previously uncharted emotional waters.

star 8.01
73 votes
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#5 - Christening

Season 7 - Episode 2

Lee's big mouth has got him and Lucy invited to a christening party thrown by new neighbours Toby and Anna, and now they have no time to find the perfect present for the baby who has everything.

star 7.85
72 votes

#6 - Boat

Season 6 - Episode 8

Lee spends a long weekend on his a boat with Lucy, even though she is terrified of water.

star 7.85
65 votes

#7 - Donor

Season 7 - Episode 3

When Lucy decides it is time to have a baby, she is surprised to find the whole family taking a personal interest in the conception.

star 7.81
84 votes

#8 - Pointless

Season 7 - Episode 5

In an attempt to impress Lucy with his intellectual prowess, Lee joins Daisy as a contestant on the TV quiz show Pointless.

star 7.78
78 votes

#9 - Plane

Season 7 - Episode 8

Flying off on a summer holiday, Lucy and Daisy endure the worst flight of their lives when Lee gets a bad case of the jitters on the plane.

star 7.78
68 votes

#10 - Mugging

Season 7 - Episode 1

When Lucy has her handbag stolen from right under Lee's nose, he feels the need to prove his manliness over and over and over again.

star 7.78
81 votes

#11 - Stress

Season 1 - Episode 4

Lee starts teaching Kate to drive. His (or her) lack of success seems to stress him out and Kate notices. She persuades him to try some yoga and given his track record he doesn't take it seriously. He is banished to have acupuncture while Tim tries his hand at teaching Kate how to drive. He does surprisingly well until Lee admits that he's taking tranquillizers during an increasingly speed fuelled drive in the countryside. Big question...will she pass?

star 7.77
73 votes
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#12 - Camping

Season 5 - Episode 3

In a desperate bid to prove his manliness, Lee joins Tim, Daisy and Lucy on a camping weekend in the middle of a dark spooky forest.

star 7.75
73 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
The Outtakes

#13 - The Outtakes

Season 7 - Episode 11

All the bits you were never meant to see...

star 7.74
39 votes

#14 - Running

Season 5 - Episode 4

To impress Lucy, Lee starts training for a 10 kilometre Fun Run only to injure himself immediately. In an effort to hide the injury from Lucy, he gets himself a secret sports massage, but this just leads to more trouble.

star 7.72
67 votes
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#15 - Alcohol

Season 7 - Episode 6

Frank's drinking becomes a problem and forces Lee and Lucy to reassess the living arrangements in the flat.

star 7.71
69 votes
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#16 - Dads

Season 5 - Episode 2

Lee's lazy weekend is wrecked when his scrounging father turns up unexpectedly. Having just come out of hospital he needs somewhere to stay for the weekend. Will Lee take on the demanding role of carer?

star 7.69
67 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
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#17 - Magic

Season 6 - Episode 7

When Lucy's god-daughter is suddenly dumped on her the night before the girl's birthday party, Lucy and Lee have to come up with an appropriate entertainment for fourteen nine-year-olds.

star 7.68
56 votes
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#18 - Movie

Season 4 - Episode 3

Lee promises to stop treating Lucy's flat as if he owns it - but not before he has hired it out to a film director.

star 7.68
64 votes
Directors: Nick Wood

#19 - Examination

Season 5 - Episode 5

Lucy finds herself working on a Government initiative encouraging men to regularly check themselves for lumps. Eager to please Lucy, Lee follows the campaign's advice and discovers something he wasn't expecting.

star 7.67
68 votes
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#20 - Surprise

Season 7 - Episode 7

No matter what happens, Lucy's surprise party for her parents' anniversary must remain a secret or it won't be a surprise. So why she tells Lee about it is anyone's guess.

star 7.67
66 votes
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#21 - Skiing

Season 6 - Episode 2

On a holiday to Eastern Europe, Lee, Daisy and Lucy become stuck on a cable car.

star 7.65
65 votes

#22 - Dancing

Season 4 - Episode 4

Lucy and Tim are distraught. Their parents' 30 year marriage is at an end and their father has moved out of the family home - and into Lee's bedroom.

star 7.65
68 votes
Directors: Nick Wood

#23 - Conference

Season 6 - Episode 4

Lee does what he has to do to stop Lucy from flirting with the male delegates at a three-day annual trade conference in order to get herself work.

star 7.62
63 votes

#24 - Band

Season 5 - Episode 1

When Tim joins a band at work and Lucy falls for the lead guitarist, Lee becomes jealous, and decides that if he can't beat them he should join them.

star 7.61
74 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Life on Mars Bars

#25 - Life on Mars Bars

Season 4 - Episode 6

Lee dreams of a perfect life with Lucy, but can the reality ever match up?

star 7.61
62 votes
Directors: Nick Wood