Lee Mack’s Not Going Out will return to BBC One next month for a new seven episode run.
Now the BBC’s longest running sitcom on air, the multi award-winning show also stars Sally Bretton, Bobby Ball, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden, Geoffrey Whitehead and Deborah Grant.
Viewers will find Lee (Mack) and Lucy (Bretton) still living in the anarchy of a packed family house with kids Charlie and twin siblings, Benji and Molly.
As if children weren’t enough to keep the couple crashing from one near-disaster to the next, factor in lovably feckless father, Frank (Ball), close friends in the form of the world-weary, or more specifically wife-weary, Toby (Dennis) and uptight ice-queen Anna (Cruttenden).
At least Lucy’s more dependable parents are on hand, but we know what Geoffrey (Whitehead) and Wendy (Grant) make of their daughter’s life choices, and more specifically her wisecracking husband.
What could possibly go wrong this time for our couple with: Geoffrey (very reluctantly) trusting Lee and Lucy to help tidy his house while on holiday; Lucy thinking she’s stumbled on the perfect birthday event for Lee… a trip to a slightly sinister Escape Room; a prized keyring going missing, leading to friendships being put to the test – not to mention a truly terrifying insight into Toby and Anna’s marriage; deciding to introduce a pet into the house to teach “the kids” to be responsible; Lee and Lucy becoming addicted to the latest TV boxset and desperately trying to wriggle out of long-standing plans; the local Lollipop Man getting in the way of Lucy’s goal to make the family healthier; and Lucy considering that perhaps breast augmentation is the way to reconnect with the femininity she felt in her youth.
Episode 1 – HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Lucy’s father reluctantly allows Lee to help Lucy clear up the builder’s mess in their new kitchen extension.
Episode 2 – ESCAPE ROOM
As a surprise for Lee’s Birthday Lucy invites the whole family to join them in an Escape Room.
Episode 3 – STOLEN
A missing toy keyring causes a rift between Lee and Lucy and best friends, Toby and Anna.
Episode 4 – PETS
To teach the children to be more responsible Lee and Lucy get a family pet.
Episode 5 – PANTS ON FIRE
When Lee and Lucy cancel dinner with Toby and Anna at the last moment it opens up a can of worms.
Episode 6 – LOLLIPOP MAN
Lee and Lucy object to the school lollipop man handing out lollipops to the kids.
Episode 7 – BUST UP
Encouraged by Anna, Lucy considers whether a breast augmentation is for her.