Not Going Out

Series 5 - 2. Dads

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Bobby Ball guests as Lee’s wastrel dad, who arrives at the flat – almost top to toe in plaster – to throw himself upon his son’s mercy. But Lee’s mercy is strained, non-existent, even, particularly when dad needs a painkiller that cannot be taken orally and which has to be inserted, ahem, elsewhere.

You’ll have gathered that this is comedy as broad as the M62. Luckily, Lee Mack just about gets away with a stream of gags about backsides; some are genuinely funny, some are just rank. If it’s sophistication you’re after, it’s probably best to look elsewhere.

About this programme

2/6. Lee is looking forward to a lazy weekend when his dad turns up on the doorstep, looking for somewhere to stay having just come out of hospital - and in need of someone to care for him. Bobby Ball guest stars, with Lee Mack and Sally Bretton.

Cast and crew

Cast

Lee
Lee Mack
Tim
Tim Vine
Lucy
Sally Bretton
Daisy
Katy Wix
Frank
Bobby Ball
Geoffrey
Geoffrey Whitehead

Crew

Director
Nick Wood
Producer
Jamie Rix
Writer
Lee Mack
Writer
Daniel Peak
Categories
Sitcom