Not Going Out is back! Cast and spoilers from series 9

Not Going Out series 9 (2018) air date

Not Going Out series 9 is back tonight on BBC One and here’s all you need to know.


Lee Mack’s multi award-winning hit show, and longest running sitcom on air, will continue tonight on Thursday, April 5.

In the latest series, we rejoin Lee (Lee Mack) and Lucy (Sally Bretton) 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 (Bobby Ball), close friends in the form of the world-weary, or more specifically wife-weary, Toby (Hugh Dennis) and uptight ice-queen Anna (Abigail Cruttenden).

At least Lucy’s more dependable parents are on hand, but we know what Geoffrey (Geoffrey Whitehead) and Wendy (Deborah Grant) make of their daughter’s life choices, and more specifically her wisecracking husband.

More Highlights from the new series include Geoffrey reluctantly allowing Lee to help Lucy clear up the builder’s mess in their new kitchen extension, while 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.

There’s a decision to introduce a pet into the house to teach “the kids” to be responsible before Lee and Lucy becoming addicted to the latest TV boxset and desperately trying to wriggle out of long-standing plans.

The local Lollipop Man gets in the way of Lucy’s goal to make the family healthier; and Lucy considers that perhaps breast augmentation is the way to reconnect with the femininity she felt in her youth, plus Lucy invites the whole family to join them in an Escape Room as a surprise for Lee’s birthday.

Plus, a missing toy keyring causes a rift between Lee and Lucy and best friends, Toby and Anna.


It’s been announced that Not Going Out 2018 series 9 will continue on 5 April at 9pm.

The show has already been commissioned for a tenth series to air in 2019.

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