Not Going Out

The WORST episodes of Not Going Out

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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

Last Updated: 6/25/2022Network: BBC One
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The Out-takes
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6.80
5 votes

#1 - The Out-takes

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/27/2014

Lee Mack, Sally Bretton and Katy Wix introduce a compilation of out-takes from across the various series.

Front Window
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6.90
31 votes

#2 - Front Window

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/15/2022

Recovering from knee surgery, Lee sits by the window day after day spying on his neighbours through a pair of binoculars.

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Friend
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7.00
35 votes

#3 - Friend

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/8/2022

On a mission to meet new friends, Lee makes some seriously bad choices.

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Marriage
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7.11
191 votes

#4 - Marriage

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/20/2009

Lee is shocked when he finds out that Lucy is thinking about getting married to Pavlov so that he will be able to remain in the country. As Lee attempts to get her to change her mind her family and other friends think that Pavlov is perfect for her.

Directors: Nick Wood
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Pub Quiz
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7.13
39 votes

#5 - Pub Quiz

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/2021

To celebrate their anniversary, Lee and Lucy plan a friendly night of quizzing with Toby and Anna in their local pub, but the evening is derailed when neither couple can bear to lose to their partners and the foursome splits into rival teams.

Painting
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7.14
36 votes

#6 - Painting

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/25/2022

Unfortunately for Lee and Lucy, Wendy rediscovers her love of painting and gifts them a portrait of Frank.

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Holiday Share
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7.16
58 votes

#7 - Holiday Share

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/22/2019

Can Lee and Lucy’s friendship with Toby and Anna survive a long weekend in a damp cottage in the New Forest?

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Jury
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7.21
34 votes

#8 - Jury

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/22/2022

When Lee does jury service, he manages to put the other eleven jurors on trial.

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War
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7.22
37 votes

#9 - War

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/5/2021

The family visit to the war graves in Normandy gets off to a bad start, and Lucy discovers that her grandfather, Wendy’s father, was not the man she thought he was.

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Schooling
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7.22
54 votes

#10 - Schooling

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/6/2019

When Charlie’s school gets a bad Ofsted rating, Geoffrey and Wendy offer to pay to send Charlie to Private School, which presents Lee and Lucy with a moral dilemma.

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Rabbit
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7.23
185 votes

#11 - Rabbit

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/5/2013

Lucy accidentally runs over a pet rabbit belonging to the daughter of an important client.

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Small Package
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7.24
42 votes

#12 - Small Package

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/2021

Social niceties are stretched to snapping point when Lee and Lucy take in a package for their neighbour and inadvertently discover that it contains an embarrassing object that Lee now has to return. That proves to be easier said than done.

Death
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7.29
242 votes

#13 - Death

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/2006

Tim's 94-year-old grandmother dies. Kate accuses Lee of not being in touch with his emotions when he fails to tell her. As penance he sees an expensive psychotherapist, who gets a bit too close to the truth. Tim, flirts with Kate, less than successfully, while she comforts him at his grandmother's funeral.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
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Kid
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7.30
159 votes

#14 - Kid

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/2006

Kate and Lee are forced to take in a lodger, a surly 14-year-old boy called Nicky. Lee's attempts to bond with the teenager prove less than successful, while Tim and Nicky discover they have quite a lot in common. Meanwhile, Kate tries to persuade a carnivorous Great Dane to become a vegetarian with unfortunate results.

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Art
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7.31
175 votes

#15 - Art

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/5/2007

In an effort to appear as intellectual as Lucy's friends, Lee shows off his 'knowledge' of the art world - holding forth on the subject of an unknown artist, who his cleaner Barbara has told him is the next big thing. When Lucy takes the advice and invests a fortune in the artist's work, Lee is left trying to prevent her from finding out the artist is actually a nobody.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
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Carol
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7.32
41 votes

#16 - Carol

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/22/2021

When Lee's feckless dad, Frank, announces his engagement, Lee cannot believe that any woman would want to marry him and sets out to find out exactly what is wrong with her.

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Murder at Christmas
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7.35
109 votes

#17 - Murder at Christmas

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/21/2007

Lucy and Tim's parents Geoffrey and Wendy invite themselves to the apartment for Christmas, and Lucy persuades Barbara to work on Christmas Day to help out. On Christmas Day, Tim brings his girlfriend Daisy. Lee buys a murder mystery game, which they all then dress up and play. However, the game ends abruptly when Tim and Geoffrey argue. Lee then manages to talk Geoffrey round and they finish the game.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Memory
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7.37
60 votes

#18 - Memory

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/13/2019

Lee decides to gatecrash Lucy's favourite television programme and watch it with her. Lucy is not best pleased especially when Lee can't remember the name of the leading actor

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Serious
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7.38
314 votes

#19 - Serious

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2006

Kate tries clown classes after unsuccessfully getting Lee to go to them. You couldn't really call her own attempts a success. To repay Kate Lee goes on a date with Lucy Moss, an author whose book, about her turbulent life, was published by Kate's company. It's a less than happy event, as Lee proves less than great at being serious. With Lee out of the way Tim tries to make things up with Kate.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
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Caretaker
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7.38
205 votes

#20 - Caretaker

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/2006

Lee finally manages to get a job, as a caretaker. But taking up the new post involves moving out of the flat. Kate interviews potential new flatmates including Pete, and Tim sees an opportunity to get back together with Kate. Lee's new boss proves to be a hard taskmaster. So, will Lee stick at the job or throw in the towel and move back in with Kate?

Parachute
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7.41
68 votes

#21 - Parachute

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/15/2019

Toby organises a sponsored parachute jump to raise money for a Children’s Ward in his hospital. Supportively, Lee, Lucy, Anna and the grandparents all agree to take part, but once airborne will everyone pluck up the courage to jump?

Whodunnit?
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7.43
60 votes

#22 - Whodunnit?

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/20/2019

Unable to convince Lucy that he didn’t smash Lucy’s precious heirloom, a blue and white antique vase that belonged to her grandmother, Lee summons the family to a meeting to flush out the culprit.

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Speech
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7.44
188 votes

#23 - Speech

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/6/2009

Lucy is stressed. She has an important speech to make at a Recruitment Conference and nobody to help her write it. Lee sees an opportunity to impress her and offers his services but at the expense of Tim, who also thinks he's the best man for the job. What starts off as a small job now turns into a competition between Tim and Lee to not only see who can come up with the wittiest lines but also to establish which of them Lucy likes best.

Directors: Nick Wood
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Aussie
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7.45
200 votes

#24 - Aussie

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2006

Ruth, an Australian friend of Kate's, comes to stay and Lee is persuaded to pretend to be Tim. Lee gets a job handing out leaflets at a shopping centre, but soon falls foul of a local youth.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
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Pregnant
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7.46
180 votes

#25 - Pregnant

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/30/2009

Lee is shocked when Lucy announces that she is pregnant and he wonders if he could accidentally be the baby's father.

Directors: Nick Wood
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