The BEST Episodes of Heading Out
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2021
Network: BBC Two
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.
#1 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 26, 2013
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.
#2 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 19, 2013
A veterinary inspector calls at the surgery, forcing Sara to get help from an unlikely source. A Russian woman gives Sara an ultimatum to arouse her dog and Daniel spends some quality time with the ladies.
#3 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 2, 2013
It's time for Sara to come out to her parents. Toria issues her with a lucky charm to bring good fortune, but it seems Sara's luck may be about to run out. With a break-in at the surgery, a snake on the loose, and a confrontational policeman, will Sara be able to overcome all hurdles and finally be honest with her family?
#4 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 5, 2013
Sara embarks on her course of life coaching with the eccentric Toria, but a hypnosis session has some unfortunate consequences for Justine. Daniel is feeling undervalued at work, and a disagreement with Sara turns into a full-blown vendetta on the paintball battlefield. And Sara's offer to help a distressed woman in a custody battle for her dog, leads Sara to meet Dutch action hero Kip Schwitzendorf.
#5 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 12, 2013
Sara's ex-girlfriend Sabine turns up unexpectedly, throwing Sara's life into disarray. Eve seems keen to take her relationship with Sara further but Sabine's intervention throws a spanner in the works. Jamie is having a masculinity crisis and Daniel offers to rectify this with his own unique brand of machismo.
#6 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 26, 2013
Sara is about to turn 40, and life is not as she imagined it would be. Whether it's making urgent funeral arrangements for a 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. Much to Sara's dismay, it seems her friends are arranging a 'surprise' birthday party, but what she doesn't know is that they're about to set her a dramatic ultimatum.