Not Going Out (2006– )

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The mishaps of slacker Lee, Lee's best mate Tim, Lee's long-suffering landlady and the love of Lee's life, Lucy, and Tim's well-meaning but dim-witted girlfriend Daisy.

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Lee Mack ...
 Lee (54 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Lucy (48 episodes, 2007-2014)
Katy Wix ...
 Daisy (40 episodes, 2007-2014)
Tim Vine ...
 Tim (35 episodes, 2006-2014)
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The mishaps of slacker Lee, Lee's best mate Tim, Lee's long-suffering landlady and the love of Lee's life, Lucy, and Tim's well-meaning but dim-witted girlfriend Daisy.

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Series 5, episode 6: Drunk Watch carefully during the first scene. When Lee picks up the bottle of "braindead" he takes off the lid. When Lucy takes the bottle from him the lid Is back on. Throughout the scene the bottle lid is constantly off/on. Before Lucy pours the drink she takes the lid off, as in the previous shot the lid was already off. See more »

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Featured in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.6 (2006) See more »

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Finally, a BBC comedy with some laughs in it!
15 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Not Going Out" has a very simple set-up. Kate, a successful American lives with her friend Lee, a hopeless, almost unemployable layabout Northerner. Also on the scene is her ex-boyfriend Tim, a Southerner who cheated on her with a younger woman. Cynically the inclusion of an American sounds like a way of introducing it to the overseas market, but it works quite well as a large amount of the humour comes from the chalk and cheese relationship of the characters, especially between Lee and Kate. Most of the laughs come from fast-paced joke telling, no surprise to anyone who has seen Tim Vine on stage as he holds the Guiness World Record for the most jokes told in an hour. All the leads are very good at the delivery, with Megan Dodds managing to keep up well with the two stand-up comedians.

The first episode was pretty poor, but was just good enough for me to take a look at the second. I am extremely glad I did since the series improved continually from then on.

While being far from perfect, "Not Going Out" is rare these days for being an original comedy and one with some good laughs in it. With the schedules being clogged with sitcoms that stopped being funny a number of series ago (My Family, My Hero) and ones that were should never have got a second series (The Green Green Grass) and even those so-called comedies that were first aired on BBC3 because they are complete garbage (Tittybangbang) this stood out from the crowd.

I hope this gets another series as it is truly one of the very few new comedies in 2006 that I think deserves another chance. More work needs to be done on the story lines as there is often not enough narrative in each episode to carry it through without seeming forced, but there is the potential here for a really great comedy.


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