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Not Going Out
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Series 7 - Episode 7
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Tim Vine’s absence is keenly felt in
Not Going Out
, but Hugh Dennis’s addition to the cast is a shrewd move – he fills a similar comedy foil/sounding board role for those pub chats. But he has a delicious wryness, too, which softens the blokey stuff that goes on elsewhere.
Tonight he’s called on, by a very tortuous route, to help Lee torpedo a surprise anniversary party that Lucy is hosting for her parents. Her terrifyingly imperious dad (the magnificent Geoffrey Whitehead, who surely should be knighted for services to both television and radio comedy) hates surprises, while her mum just wants some fun. There’s an idiotic phone call involving a fake Italian accent and lots of ludicrous crosstalk.
Lucy determines that on no account will her plans for a surprise anniversary party for her parents be revealed. However, she then makes the big mistake of disclosing the details to Lee. Comedy, starring Lee Mack and Sally Bretton.
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