Not Going Out premiered on BBC1 on Octoner 6, 2006. Lee is a man with a problem. His flatmate, Kate, has moved out and his best mate and landlord, Tim, has put the apartment up for sale. Faced with the prospect of losing the flat, along with his well-meaning but utterly useless cleaner Barbara, Lee rents the spare room to Tim's younger sister, Lucy. The arrangement turns out to be far from perfect, however, with high-flyer Lucy taking on Lee in a bidding war for the flat. Sibling rivalry turns into full-on anxiety as uptight accountant Tim quickly becomes suspicious of Lee's influence on his kid sister. Still unburdened by ambition or drive, Lee finds his plans for keeping the flat are not plain sailing. On the plus side, his new domestic set-up does lead him to discover the art world, the underworld, and the lengths one man will go for tickets to an England football match.