The BEST Episodes of Not Going Out

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 26, 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.

Drunk

#1 - Drunk

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired May 18, 2012

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 8.51
246 votes
Lucy

#2 - Lucy

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 19, 2014

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

star 8.31
111 votes
Christening

#3 - Christening

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

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 8.31
147 votes
Mugging

#4 - Mugging

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 17, 2014

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 8.17
156 votes
Christmas Special

#5 - Christmas Special

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 24, 2014

The tension between Lee and Lucy reaches a new high, as the couple find themselves in uncharted emotional water. Frank takes Lee on a night out, leading to disastrous consequences that involve a traffic cone, arm wrestling on a zebra crossing and slow dancing to Whitney Houston. The police also find a item in Lee's possession that's stolen.

star 8.15
89 votes
Examination

#6 - Examination

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2012

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 8.11
245 votes
Escape Room

#7 - Escape Room

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 15, 2018

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

star 8.10
78 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Danny Peak, Lee Mack
Pets

#8 - Pets

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 29, 2018

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

star 8.07
57 votes
Anna

#9 - Anna

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 7, 2014

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
115 votes
Movie

#10 - Movie

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2011

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 7.98
244 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Daniel Peak, Lee Mack
Debbie

#11 - Debbie

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2011

Lee's past catches up with him when a young woman appears on his doorstep and asks for a cup of sugar.

star 7.96
270 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Andrew Collins, Lee Mack
Plane

#12 - Plane

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

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 7.96
112 votes
Stolen

#13 - Stolen

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 22, 2018

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

star 7.93
60 votes
Dating

#14 - Dating

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 2007

As Lucy and Guy's relationship intensifies, Lee starts to ponder his lack of a girlfriend and, encouraged by Barbara, tries speed dating. Tim is forced to go on a disastrous date with Barbara in order to prove that he sees her as more than 'the help'.

star 7.92
164 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Lee Mack, Paul Kerensa, Peter Tilbury, Simon Evans
Donor

#15 - Donor

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 31, 2014

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 7.92
130 votes
Dads

#16 - Dads

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 20, 2012

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 7.91
295 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Daniel Peak, Lee Mack
Pointless

#17 - Pointless

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 21, 2014

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

star 7.90
124 votes
Life on Mars Bars

#18 - Life on Mars Bars

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2011

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

star 7.88
294 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Lee Mack
Babysitting

#19 - Babysitting

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 2017

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

star 7.86
127 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Daniel Peak, Lee Mack
Fireworks

#20 - Fireworks

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2011

When an old lady wanders into Lucy's flat and makes herself at home on the sofa, Lee doesn't know what to do with her.

star 7.85
294 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Lee Mack
Bust Up

#21 - Bust Up

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 19, 2018

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

star 7.85
61 votes
Home Improvements

#22 - Home Improvements

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 8, 2018

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

star 7.84
70 votes
Directors: Nick Wood
Writers: Danny Peak, Lee Mack
Surprise

#23 - Surprise

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 5, 2014

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 7.83
114 votes
Builder

#24 - Builder

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired May 27, 2019

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 7.83
36 votes
Car

#25 - Car

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 3, 2017

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