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Escape Room

Series 9 - Episode 2 Escape Room

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Review

Remember that classic episode of Dad’s Army where the Walmington warriors get stranded in a pumping station with the water levels rising? You could see tonight’s Not Going Out as an homage to that from Lee Mack.

It takes this sitcom’s platoon of malcontents and places them in a similar predicament: an escape room. For Lee’s birthday, wife Lucy has bought him an experience in one of those puzzle challenges that unfold in a dingy cellar with the door locked… and Lee handcuffed to a ticking bomb.

It’s a great set-up and the needle between Lee’s dad and his father-in-law is beautifully played. Snob Geoffrey sighs, “There’s a poetry to the sadness of your life, isn’t there, Frank…”

Summary

Lucy arranges a special surprise for Lee's birthday, which sees their family and friends joining them in a Crystal Maze-style physical adventure game where the objective is to escape from a series of rooms. Domestic comedy, starring Lee Mack and Sally Bretton.

Cast & Crew

Lee Lee Mack
Lucy Sally Bretton
Frank Bobby Ball
Anna Abigail Cruttenden
Toby Hugh Dennis
Wendy Deborah Grant
Geoffrey Geoffrey Whitehead
Greg Dan Skinner
Director Nick Wood
Producer Jamie Rix
Writer Lee Mack
Writer Danny Peak
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