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News: Lee Mack Seeks Enlightenment On New Podcast About Buddhism

Comedian Lee Mack has long had an interest in Buddhism, mindfulness and the possibility of leading a more spiritual life. After a few years of dabbling in meditation, he feels the time has come to decide once and for all whether he should seriously seek spiritual enlightenment. 

‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha’ is a new podcast which finds Lee and his friend Neil taking their first (often clumsy) steps on the road to nirvana. 


TV Review: Semi-Detached, BBC Two

New Lee Mack sitcom? The stand-up star is more like Lee Manic here, pinballing from one domestic suburban crisis to another while barely pausing for breath. The USP gimmick, from writers David Crow and Oliver Maltman (a familiar actor/sitcom face himself) is that events happen in real time. But I think if all the things that happen to Mack happened to me in such quick succession in this opener I’d either be dead or in hospital by the end of it. 


Interview: Lee Mack On His New Sitcom Semi-Detached

Not Going Out's Lee Mack stars in a new sitcom Semi-Detached, written by David Crow and Oliver Maltman. Each episode plays out in real time and is exactly like 24, except instead of following a government agent as he saves the planet, the series follows a perennial loser called Stuart (Lee Mack) as his life goes down the pan in a suburban cul-de-sac.


News: Transmission Date Revealed For New Lee Mack Sitcom

The transmission date has been confirmed for the new Lee Mack sitcom Semi Detached.

It will start on Thursday 6th August 10pm. The pilot episode which aired in 2019, will be repeated on Sunday 26 July at 11.05pm.


Video: Watch Trailer For New Lee Mack Comedy

Watch the trailer for the new BBC Two comedy Semi-Detached, starring Lee Mack


News: Christmas Special For Not Going Out

Not Going Out, Lee Mack’s multi award-winning hit sitcom, will return to BBC One this Christmas.

We all know Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without a giant inflatable Santa, an aggressive bull in a field and a terrifying truck driver.  We are straight into seasonal suburban chaos as married couple Lee (Lee Mack) and Lucy (Sally Bretton) pop out on a last-minute Christmas Eve mission for the kids.


News: New Lee Mack Sitcom To Come to BBC Two

Following a one off episode broadcast earlier this year as part of BBC Two’s series of New on Two comedy pilots, Semi-Detached is set to return to the channel for a full series.

Made by Happy Tramp North and written by David Crow and Oliver Maltman, each episode of Semi-Detached (6x30') plays out in real time and is exactly like 24, except instead of following a government agent as he saves the planet, the series follows a perennial loser called Stuart (Lee


News: When Is The New Not Going Out Going Out?

Lee Mack’s multi award-winning hit sitcom, Not Going Out, returns to BBC One this April. 


TV: Semi-Detached, BBC2

After his foray into live sitcom with Not Going Out just before Christmas Lee Mack is back in sitcomland with this all-star fast-paced one-off pilot in which the twist is that everything happens in real time.


TV Review: Not Going Out Live, BBC One

Let's be honest, you watched the live edition of Not Going Out hoping that the scenery would fall on Lee Mack didn't you? Or at least that something memorable would go wrong. In fact it nearly all went absolutely right. The only fluffed line seemed to be from Lucy (Sally Bretton) at the start – assuming it was an accident – and even then Lee Mack showed how quick his wits are by making a rapid response joke about it.



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