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.

Series 1, Episode 5

Sara and the gang go to Toria's spooky family home for a practice exercise in which Sara must come out to Toria's parents. Toria is forced to face her own fears, and Jamie and Justine share an intimate moment.

Further details

Heading Out. Image shows from L to R: Toria (Joanna Scanlan), Frances (Dawn French). Copyright: Red Production Company / Square Peg TV.

Determined to get Sara fully prepped for her parents' visit, Toria takes her, Justine and Jamie to her own parents' stately home in the country to give Sara a trial run at coming out.

Welcomed with open arms by Toria's eccentric family - her mother (Frances), father (Humphrey) and elderly grandmother (Sozzie) - Sara and her friends learn that the spooky, historical house is the family business, which Toria is set to inherit. With the company quizzing her on her love life though, it isn't long before Sara cracks and successfully admits to everyone that she's gay.

Thankfully, Toria's family are thrilled by her proclamation, but wrongly assume that she and Toria are an item, which to Sara's surprise, Toria happily goes along with.

Meanwhile, Jamie and Justine share an uncharacteristically intimate moment after a few too many glasses of wine. Will their indiscretions have ramifications down the line?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th March 2013
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Sue Perkins Sara Ford
    Joanna Scanlan Toria
    Nicola Walker Justine
    Dominic Coleman Jamie
    Guest cast
    Dawn French Frances
    June Brown Sozzie
    Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Humphrey
    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


    Sara and Toria in Bed

    Sara and Toria have to share a four-poster bed at Toria's parents house.

    Featuring: Sue Perkins (Sara Ford), Joanna Scanlan (Toria), Dawn French (Frances).


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