Not Going Out, the award-winning sitcom starring Lee Mack, will return to BBC One this month.
The long-running show will enter its 10th series and the returning cast features Sally Bretton, Bobby Ball, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden, Geoffrey Whitehead and Deborah Grant.
The new series jumps straight back into the suburban-madness as married couple Lee (Mack) and Lucy (Bretton); Lee’s lovably feckless father, Frank (Ball); best friends, world-weary Toby (Hugh Dennis) and uptight ice-queen Anna (Cruttenden); Lucy’s generally disappointed father Geoffrey (Whitehead) and nice mum Wendy (Grant), show courage and selflessness… are in very, very short supply.
As the family and friends take off for a sponsored group skydive for a local Children’s Ward, surely any emerging fears will be suppressed for the good of all on board and the soon-to-be-benefiting children? Errrm.
Also coming up on the new series Lee and Lucy: grapple with concerns over the kids’ sex education classes (of course Lee decides he’s the best person to take over); make the immediately questionable decision to go on a holiday with Toby and Anna; deal with a terrible Ofsted report at the kids’ school, which leads not only to moral dilemmas, but some slightly awkward religious passing-off; endure Lee’s hypochondria over his failing memory; untangle a complex mystery involving the smashing of a precious family heirloom; and ‘manage’ a builder whose attitude to deadlines is somewhat relaxed.
How could it all not go to plan?
Not Going Out has been on air since October 2006 and is the longest-running sitcom on TV. A date for the show’s return is TBC but we’ll let you know, as soon as we know!