To get the BBC to reconsider their decision to axe Lee Mack's sitcom - Not Going Out
United Kingdom

Not Going Out is a British sitcom that has aired on BBC One since 2006. Starring Lee Mack, Megan Dodds, Tim Vine and Sally Bretton, it is written by Mack, Andrew Collins, Paul Kerensa, Simon Evans and Peter Tilbury. Three series and a Christmas Special have so far aired.

A Christmas Special will air later this year, but this will be the final episode after the BBC announced that it would be axing the show. The majority of an episode is shot on set in front of a live audience at Teddington Studios. There are two main sets, one being the flat and the other being the bar that Lee and Tim frequent. Outdoor shots and real indoor location shots have also been used on occasion.

The show is filmed in HDTV although unlike other BBC HD sitcoms it is not simulcast on BBC HD, but shown on BBC HD 30 Minutes after the BBC One airing. A lot of the humour is based on wordplay and double entendres delivered in a deadpan manner. This is the comedy style Lee Mack and Tim Vine have used both in stand-up and in The Sketch Show, to the extent that an occasional one-liner from their solo performances is slipped in.

This is mostly one sided with Kate typically being the victim of the joke. Sight gags are also frequently used.

Petition Started March 31st by Vicki Halsall.

We, the undersigned, call on the BBC to recommission the sitcom Not Going Out. At its peak Not Going Out was reaching over 3 million people, and with a rising following these figures were sure to increase.

The BBC cannot blame the budget for this show - it has simple sets and not any high budget effects or props, but it did have what everyone was looking for - comedy.

Lee Mack is a comic writing genius and this show should be going down in history as a cult classic, and shouldn't be axed when viewing is on a high.

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