Series 2, Episode 5
Not Going Out series 2
Air date 5 October 2007
Written by Lee Mack, Simon Evans, Paul Kerensa & Andrew Collins
Directed by Alex Hardcastle
Episode guide

Art is the fifth episode of the Series 2 of Not Going Out and originally aired on 5 October, 2007.


In an effort to appear as intellectual as Lucy's friends, Lee shows off his 'knowledge' of the art world, holding forth on the subject of an unknown artist who his cleaner Barbara has told him is the next big thing. When Lucy takes his advice and invests a fortune in the artist's work, Lee is left trying to prevent her from finding out the artist is actually a nobody.


Lucy plans to go into business selling works of art. To help her Guy invites his arty friends. Lee feeling mentally inferior to them pretends to know something about abstract art and agrees to join them at an exhibition. Before the day Barbara points out that an "unknown" piece is in fact by a famous Polish artist. At the exhibition Lee uses this information to impress Guy's friends. Lucy buys the artist's back catalog thinking it will be the next big thing. Lee finds out that Barbara had oversold the value of the artist's work and desperately tries to sell the items. During Lucy's exhibition Barbara accidentally destroys all but one of Lucy's piece. Lucy gets the truth out of Barbara. However, all is not lost when Guy's arty friends arrive and he is able to bluff them into buying the remaining piece, allowing Lucy to just about break even.

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List of Not Going Out Series & Episodes
Series 1 (2006)


Series 2 (2007)

MortgageGayLibrarianBabyArtDatingGangsterMurder at Christmas

Series 3 (2009)

PregnantWinnerAmyPartyNeighbourSpeechMarriageAbsent Father Christmas

Series 4 (2011)

DrugsDebbieMovieDancingFireworksLife on Mars Bars

Series 5 (2012)


Series 6 (2013)

RabbitSkiingTherapyConferenceRachelPlayMagicBoatThe House

Series 7 (2014)




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