Heading Out. Sara Ford (Sue Perkins).

Heading Out

BBC Two sitcom by Sue Perkins. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Sue Perkins, Joanna Scanlan, Nicola Walker, Dominic Coleman and others.

Heading Out. Sara Ford (Sue Perkins).

Heading Out

Sitcom starring Sue Perkins as Sara, an particularly skilful veterinarian who, at the age of 40, has still not told her parents she's gay

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Sue Perkins, Joanna Scanlan, Nicola Walker, Dominic Coleman, Shelley Conn and Steve Oram
Writer
Sue Perkins
Director
Natalie Bailey
Producer
Jim Poyser

Meet Sara - a veterinarian so skilled she can spay a tortoise one-handed. She's successful, she's popular - there's just one chink in her armour - she's too scared to tell her parents she's gay.

On the evening of her 40th birthday, Sara's friends give her an ultimatum: either she tells her parents when they come to visit in six weeks' time, or they will. To help Sara achieve this goal, they've saved up to buy a series of sessions with Toria, the eccentric and mildly-qualified lifestyle coach / therapist, and so the countdown begins.

Executive producer Nicola Shindler said: "Having known Sue for a number of years, I am familiar with her superb writing ability and natural comedic timing and I have always wanted us to work together. In Heading Out she has written a fantastically original, smart and witty script with engaging characters and pithy dialogue so I am eager for us to get cracking on such an exciting project."

Sue Perkins said: "I think once the gnawing terror, sleepless nights and relentless self-doubt has subsided, this might well be the thing that I'm most proud of. It's been a joy to work on, and I hope that joy proves to be infectious."

Commissioner Kristian Smith said: "Heading Out is a warm, intelligent and brilliantly funny sitcom. Sue is a fantastic writer, and we're thrilled to have it on BBC Two next year. Audiences can expect a super-sized, well-baked comedy from one of our very finest."

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 26th February 2013 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 2nd April 2013 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 26th March 2013 at 10:00pm on BBC HD
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