Out Of Her Mind. Sara (Sara Pascoe)
Out Of Her Mind

Out Of Her Mind

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2020
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Factually-inspired comedy about family, sex and relationships. Stars Sara Pascoe, Fiona Button, Juliet Stevenson, Cariad Lloyd, Cian Barry and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - I Don't

Out Of Her Mind. Image shows from L to R: Carol (Juliet Stevenson), Sara (Sara Pascoe), Lucy (Fiona Button)
Sara struggles to congratulate her sister Lucy on her engagement. That's because love is just the result of hormones and neurotransmitters - nothing to do with her being dumped.


This episode is dedicated in loving memory of Miles Ketley.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 20th October 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Sara Pascoe Sara
Fiona Button Lucy
Juliet Stevenson Carol
Cariad Lloyd Sarah 'Scoopy' Cooper
Cian Barry Craig
Cash Holland Luna
Guest cast
Tom Stuart White Rabbit
Alexis Rodney Liam
Jessica Fostekew Laptop Woman
Grace Oxenham Organic Customer
Zachary Stephenson Personal Zumba Vocals (Voice)
Writing team
Sara Pascoe Writer
Production team
Chris Blaine (as The Blaine Brothers) Director
Ben Blaine (as The Blaine Brothers) Director
Catherine Gosling Fuller Producer
Simon Pegg Executive Producer
Nick Frost Executive Producer
Miles Ketley Executive Producer
Sara Pascoe Executive Producer
Kate Daughton Executive Producer
Emma James Line Producer
Emma Bell Development Producer
Bridgette Williams Editor
Brian Sykes Production Designer
Gail Stevens (as Gail Stevenson) Casting Director
Leah Archer Costume Designer
Oli Russell Director of Photography
Claire Woods Make-up Designer
Graham Reynolds Composer
Emma-Lee Moss (as Emmy the Great) Composer
Ellena Bleathman Graphics
Chris Shepherd Animation
Stephen Collins Animation
Quinny Sacks Choreographer
Rebecca Farhall (as Rebecca Farrell) Casting Director
Matt King Animation
Matthew Gallagher (as Matt Gallagher) 1st Assistant Director


TV review: Out Of Her Mind

Sara Pascoe tries to destroy your faith in love with new sitcom.

Iain Leggat, The Scotsman, 24th October 2020

Review: Out Of Her Mind

There's a nasty sexist streak throughout: all the women except Sara just guzzle white wine between their Zumba classes. And what Juliet Stevenson is doing in this sitcom sludge is hard to imagine, unless she wanted to prove she can do an Essex accent.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 21st October 2020

Out Of Her Mind review

Rollerblading ringmaster of confessional comedy.

Ben Dowell, The Times, 21st October 2020

Out Of Her Mind: sitcom has cynicism that wears thin

The comedian's new BBC show follows other confessionals like Fleabag and I Hate Suzie, but it isn't entertaining because you don't see yourself in it, says Charlotte Cripps.

Charlotte Cripps, The Independent, 21st October 2020

Out Of Her Mind takes us down the rabbit hole

In spite of Sara repeatedly reminding us it is her programme, she has written a script that allows the entire cast to shine.

Kate Stone, Funny Women, 21st October 2020

TV review: Out Of Her Mind Series 1 Episode 1

The whole series is available to watch on iPlayer too and given how fantastic this opening episode is I imagine I'll have binged it all within an exceedingly short time, as Pascoe has created something truly special here.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 21st October 2020

Sara Pascoe interview

The comedian talks to Isobel Lewis about playing herself in her new sitcom opposite King Joffrey from Game Of Thrones, the future of left-wing comedy on the BBC and why society sees people who have abortions as selfish.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 20th October 2020

TV: Out Of Her Mind, BBC Two

Sara Pascoe's self-penned new comedy is not backwards in coming forwards. As she says at the start. "I am going to destroy your faith in love." Mrs Brown's Boys this ain't then. But it might just be my new all-time favourite sitcom.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 20th October 2020

Sara Pascoe interview

She put her love life on stage. Now the comedian has put her family on TV in new sitcom Out Of Her Mind. What on earth was that like for her parents and siblings, asks Dominic Maxwell.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 20th October 2020

Review: Out Of Her Mind

As opening lines go, 'My name is Sara Pascoe and I'm going to destroy your faith in love' is as bold and unambiguous a statement of intent as you can get. And hardly the usual manifesto for what's ostensibly a sitcom about relationships.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 20th October 2020

Out Of Her Mind review

Continuing the recent surge of strong, female-led series, this six-parter highlights the distressing side of long-term singledom, via sharp, fourth wall-shattering observations.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 20th October 2020

Out of Her Mind, BBC2, review

Sara Pascoe's series is a bitty mix of jokes, science and skating.

Kasia Delgado, i Newspaper, 20th October 2020

Out Of Her Mind, Series 1 review

Comedian Sarah Pascoe's subversive, frank new series about family, relationships and the female body unpicks all sitcom expectations.

Helen Brown, The Telegraph, 20th October 2020

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