Not Going Out for New Year’s Eve

It’s New Year’s Eve and we join Lee (Lee Mack) and Lucy (Sally Bretton), Lee’s lovably feckless father Frank (Bobby Ball), generally put upon Toby (Hugh Dennis), the ever uptight Anna (Abigail Cruttenden), Lucy’s occasionally pompous father Geoffrey (Geoffrey Whitehead) and an unusually high-spirited mother Wendy (Deborah Grant) as they wait for the traditional midnight… trifle?

When parlour games are suspended in favour of a no-holds-barred round of New Year’s Resolutions, the fireworks might be in the house when friendly suggestions on how to improve individual behaviour are received with not a lot of festive spirit.  Will it be a Happy New Year for Lee and Lucy in suburbia?

The brand-new series follows this special in early 2021.

Produced by Avalon, Not Going Out is directed by Nick Wood and produced by Jamie Rix.  It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer and Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning. The Executive Producers are Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, Lee Mack and Jon Thoday. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Gregor Sharp.

What the press said about series 10…

consistently hilarious ★★★★★
Jaci Stephen, The Mail on Sunday

a splendidly paced farce
Helen Stewart, The Sunday Times

A little comic masterpiece
Ali Catterill, The Guardian

Not Going Out truly is the safe space for those who find modern sitcoms rather lacking in the joke department.
Chris Bennion, The Times

The TV landscape would be a poorer place without Lee Mack ★★★★
Jill Pelton, TV Times

The laughs come thick and fast
Eleanor Relf, The Sun

in its tenth series, is without fault. It’s so finely crafted by Lee Mack that it could run for ever
David Stephenson, Sunday Express

it’s consistently funny … long may it continue ★★★★★
Daily Star on Sunday

precision-tooled comedy
David Butcher, The Radio Times

it derives real sparkle from Mack’s presence – he has funny bones
Vicki Power, The Daily Telegraph

very funny ★★★★
Mike Mulvihill, The Daily Mail

For more information, please contact: Dan Lloyd at Avalon on / 020 7598 7222