Heading Out. Sara Ford (Sue Perkins)
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  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2013
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

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. Also features Joanna Scanlan, Nicola Walker, Dominic Coleman, Shelley Conn and Steve Oram

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Series 1, Episode 1

Heading Out. Image shows from L to R: Daniel Maynard (Steve Oram), Sara Ford (Sue Perkins)
About to reach the milestone age of 40, Sara's life is not how she imagined it would be.

Preview clips

Further details

About to reach the milestone age of 40, Sara's life is not how she imagined it would be. Whether it's making urgent funeral arrangements for a client's dead cat, lying about her personal life to placate her anxious mother or getting into trouble with a netball referee, Sara's life is reaching tipping point and something's got to give.

Aware that she is in dire need of sorting herself out, her eccentric group of friends, including the ever-positive Justine, re-enactment fan Daniel and super-clean Jamie (Dominic Coleman) arrange a surprise birthday party intended to turn her life around.

Things are starting to look up when Sara meets the stunning Eve, inviting her to Sara's own 'surprise' party.

However, much to Sara's dismay, her so-called friends have bought her the unique gift of life coaching sessions with larger than life expert, Toria who gives her a dramatic ultimatum that may make Eve run a mile.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th February 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 26th February 2013 10:00pm BBC HD

Cast & crew

Sue Perkins Sara Ford
Joanna Scanlan Toria
Nicola Walker Justine
Dominic Coleman Jamie
Shelley Conn Eve
Steve Oram Daniel Maynard
Guest cast
Mark Heap Brian (Pet Cemetery Undertaker)
Bekka Bowling Chiara (Sara's Booty Call)
Jeff Rawle Donald (Sara's Father)
Harriet Walter Angela (Sara's Mother)
Ella Kenion Dorcas (Cat Owner)
Writing team
Sue Perkins Writer
Richard Fee Script Editor
Production team
Natalie Bailey Director
Jim Poyser Producer
Nicola Shindler Executive Producer
Debi Allen Executive Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Sue Perkins Executive Producer
Peter Hallworth Editor
Andrea Hughes Production Designer
Sue Perkins Composer
Matthew Taylor Composer


Netball Scene


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