The BEST Episodes of Not Going Out
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2020
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 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#13 - 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'.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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?
#16 - 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.
#17 - Bust Up
Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 19, 2018
Encouraged by Anna, Lucy considers whether a breast augmentation is for her.
#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?
#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.
#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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.