Not Going Out

10 Best Episodes of Not Going Out

Lee is a childish northerner who lives in a fancy penthouse apartment in London who goes through a variety of jobs such as a janitor and ice cream man, as well as attempting relationships with female flatmates. His best mate, Daily Mail reading, middle-class citizen Tim is always there to stop Lee from getting in trouble, or not? Mayhem is never far away with cleaner Barbara who has never done an honest day's work in her life.

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#1 - Lucy (Season 7 - Episode 9)

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

The episode was rated 8.42 from 84 votes.

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#2 - Escape Room (Season 9 - Episode 2)


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

The episode was rated 8.09 from 87 votes.

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#3 - Christmas Special (Season 7 - Episode 10)

The will-they-won't-they tension reaches new highs in this epic series finale for Christmas that sees Lucy and Lee in previously uncharted emotional waters.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 85 votes.

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#4 - Drunk (Season 5 - Episode 6)


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.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 80 votes.

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#5 - Pointless (Season 7 - Episode 5)

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

The episode was rated 8.00 from 89 votes.

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#6 - Boat (Season 6 - Episode 8)


Lee spends a long weekend on his a boat with Lucy, even though she is terrified of water.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 75 votes.

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#7 - Anna (Season 7 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 87 votes.

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#8 - Donor (Season 7 - Episode 3)


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.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 104 votes.

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#9 - Pets (Season 9 - Episode 4)

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

The episode was rated 7.91 from 65 votes.

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#10 - Plane (Season 7 - Episode 8)


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.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 80 votes.

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    Not Going Out - S7E2

    #11 - Christening (Season 7 - Episode 2)

    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.

    The episode was rated 7.88 from 94 votes.

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    #12 - Surprise (Season 7 - Episode 7)


    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.

    The episode was rated 7.87 from 84 votes.

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    #13 - Magic (Season 6 - Episode 7)

    When Lucy's god-daughter is suddenly dumped on her the night before the girl's birthday party, Lucy and Lee have to come up with an appropriate entertainment for fourteen nine-year-olds.

    The episode was rated 7.86 from 72 votes.

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    #14 - Fireworks (Season 4 - Episode 5)


    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.

    The episode was rated 7.86 from 72 votes.

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    #15 - Babysitting (Season 8 - Episode 2)

    Lucy causes offence by choosing the wrong babysitter.

    The episode was rated 7.84 from 122 votes.

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    #16 - Bust Up (Season 9 - Episode 7)


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

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 71 votes.

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    #17 - Hot Tub (Season 8 - Episode 4)

    Lee and Lucy play hot tub fantasy date with Anna and Toby, causing them to end up in hot water.

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 118 votes.

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    #18 - Examination (Season 5 - Episode 5)


    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.

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 82 votes.

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    #19 - Alcohol (Season 7 - Episode 6)

    Frank's drinking becomes a problem and forces Lee and Lucy to reassess the living arrangements in the flat.

    The episode was rated 7.76 from 85 votes.

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    #20 - Car (Season 8 - Episode 3)


    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.

    The episode was rated 7.76 from 106 votes.


    Last updated: feb 06, 2023

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