Not Going Out

10 Worst 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 - Friend (Season 12 - Episode 3)

When Lee promises Lucy that he will make more of an effort to be friendly with other parents in the playground, he makes the mistake of starting with Keith.

The episode was rated 6.88 from 40 votes.

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#2 - Front Window (Season 12 - Episode 4)


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

The episode was rated 6.89 from 36 votes.

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#3 - Painting (Season 12 - Episode 1)

It’s been over a year since Frank’s passing and the always lovely Wendy, rediscovering a long lost love for painting, decides to create a very unique tribute in oils. How can Lee and Lucy break the news that they don’t necessarily like the likeness?

The episode was rated 7.00 from 42 votes.

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#4 - Jury (Season 12 - Episode 5)


Lee does jury service and joins eleven other jurors to debate whether the accused is guilty or not. A simple enough task - until Lee decides to put the other jurors on trial.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 39 votes.

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#5 - Small Package (Season 11 - Episode 1)

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.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 42 votes.

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#6 - Serious (Season 1 - Episode 1)


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.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 148 votes.

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#7 - Pub Quiz (Season 11 - Episode 2)

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.

The episode was rated 7.29 from 38 votes.

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#8 - Carol (Season 11 - Episode 3)


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.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 40 votes.

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#9 - Holiday Share (Season 10 - Episode 2)

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

The episode was rated 7.31 from 58 votes.

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#10 - Schooling (Season 10 - Episode 4)


When Charlie’s school gets a bad Ofsted rating, Lee and Lucy start looking around for alternative schools. Despite Frank's protests, Geoffrey and Wendy offer to pay to send Charlie to a private school, which presents Lee and Lucy with a moral dilemma.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 54 votes.

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