Heading Out. Sara Ford (Sue Perkins).

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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. Image shows from L to R: Daniel Maynard (Steve Oram), Sara Ford (Sue Perkins).

Series 1, Episode 1

About to reach the milestone age of 40, Sara's life is not how she imagined it would be.

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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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