The BEST Episodes of Not Going Out

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 8, 2019

Network: BBC One

Not Going Out reveals the many childish antics of witty smart aleck Lee among his friends and family in and around London.


#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 8.40
84 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 8.16
84 votes
The Wedding

#3 - The Wedding

Season 7 - Episode 10

After being pressured by Frank, Lee gets drunk on the night before his and Lucy's wedding, which causes serious problems for Lee and Frank, along with Lucy's father, Geoffrey, after the police find that the ring that belongs to Geoffrey is actually stolen. Will the three of them make it to the church on time for Lee and Lucy's wedding day?

star 8.13
88 votes
Escape Room

#4 - Escape Room

Season 9 - Episode 2

As a surprise for Lee's birthday, Lucy invites the whole family to join them in an escape room.

star 8.12
77 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Lee Mack , Danny Peak

#5 - Pets

Season 9 - Episode 4

To teach the children to be more responsible Lee and Lucy get a family pet.

star 8.07
56 votes

#6 - 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 8.05
87 votes

#7 - Boat

Season 6 - Episode 8

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

star 7.97
78 votes

#8 - Stolen

Season 9 - Episode 3

A missing toy keyring causes a rift between Lee and Lucy and best friends, Toby and Anna.

star 7.95
58 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 7.94
85 votes

#10 - 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 7.89
103 votes

#11 - 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 7.89
93 votes

#12 - Babysitting

Season 8 - Episode 2

Reluctantly Lucy allows Lee’s father, Frank, to babysit and then wishes she hadn’t.

star 7.87
125 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Lee Mack, Daniel Peak
Home Improvements

#13 - Home Improvements

Season 9 - Episode 1

Lucy's father reluctantly allows Lee to help Lucy clear up the builder's mess in their new kitchen extension.

star 7.86
69 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Lee Mack , Danny Peak

#14 - 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 7.85
96 votes
Bust Up

#15 - Bust Up

Season 9 - Episode 7

Encouraged by Anna, Lucy considers whether a breast augmentation is for her.

star 7.85
61 votes

#16 - Car

Season 8 - Episode 3

Lee's hopes for a stress-free ferry trip to France with Lucy and the children are dashed when they don't leave enough time for the car journey.

star 7.84
113 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Lee Mack, Daniel Peak
Pants on Fire

#17 - Pants on Fire

Season 9 - Episode 5

When Lee and Lucy cancel dinner with Toby and Anna at the last moment it opens up a can of worms.

star 7.83
59 votes
Hot Tub

#18 - Hot Tub

Season 8 - Episode 4

Lee and Lucy play Hot Tub Fantasy Date with Anna and Toby, and end up in hot water.

star 7.83
120 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Lee Mack, Daniel Peak

#19 - 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 7.80
71 votes
Marriage Guidance

#20 - Marriage Guidance

Season 8 - Episode 6

If Lee and Lucy’s marriage wasn’t in trouble before they go to Marriage Counselling, it is by the time they leave.

star 7.79
112 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Lee Mack, Daniel Peak

#21 - 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 7.78
87 votes

#22 - 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 7.77
83 votes

#23 - Builder

Season 10 - Episode 7

Lucy takes the kids away to her parents while Lee stays in the house to oversee the building work in their kitchen. Unfortunately, the builder Lee has employed to do the job has an annoyingly relaxed attitude to deadlines.

star 7.76
34 votes
Facts of Life

#24 - Facts of Life

Season 10 - Episode 3

Lee is outraged that the twins have started sex education at school and resolves to teach them everything he knows about the facts of life before Miss Anstis corrupts them.

star 7.76
49 votes

#25 - Romance

Season 8 - Episode 1

After seven years of marriage, Lee and Lucy disagree about the best way to keep the romance alive.

star 7.74
141 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Lee Mack, Daniel Peak